First, I am a Christian saved by grace who loves to run! Secondly, I am a wife and a mom who loves my family. The Lord has blessed me with an incredible immediate family and extended family. They support my running all the way! I run for God! The Lord has given me the talent and desire to run. Now that I have quailified for Boston...The next step was running Boston...that was my dream. It was fulfilled in 2012 in a grand way with TEAM HOYT...read the story below:
Originally, I was trying to run Boston on my own. God had different plans. I quailifed for Boston after two attempts. The first attempt was in San Diego at the Rock 'n Roll Marathon on June 5, 2011. I missed it by 53 seconds. It hurt! I came back with a venegance and the Lord on my side. I ran the Tupelo Marathon in 3:48:59...one minute one second under my goal of 3:50:00. I had done it.
I registered for the 2012 Boston and waited to hear my fate based on the new entry guidelines. Needless to say, I missed the second cut-off by 13 seconds. It hurt again! But, what I didn't know is God had a bigger, better plan! He wanted me to run with TEAM HOYT...a team that has inspired so many and run with a passion...helping others!
A friend told me about Team Hoyt's charity team knowing I hadn't heard from a different charity team. I emailed Team Hoyt, knowing they were full, to just ask if there was a possibility of running with them. They indeed said they were full...but, about one week letter there happened to be an opening...so this time I really had done it. I am running the 2012 Boston Marathon....with TEAM HOYT!!! Let's find out more about the team...
Find out more about my journey to this God-given opportunity:
I am once again privilieged to run with Team Hoty in the 2013 Boston Marathon. Come April 2013, I will once again make the trip from Hopkinton to Boston...this time my prayer is that it is not 90 degrees outside. :) Will you join me once again???
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