The third time's a charm...at least that's what they say, right? I have wanted to complete the full marathon in Oklahoma City for the last 2 years! Finally, this year, I am going to do it! I have lost over 75lbs and shed over 25% of my body fat in the last year, and I am ready! I was in 6th grade when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed. I remember my elementary school shaking, and the initial attribution to construction workers on the roof...the actual cause would blow all of our minds. Especially being children 12 & under. An innocence was lost in all of us that we would never regain. A fear placed in our hearts that God had never intended we have. The aftermath changed us as well. We saw, as children, a community put on their rally caps!! Strangers, coming together, day and night, for one another. While the pain of the loss of life is never completely eased, we watched as an example was set that we would strive to maintain for the rest of our lives. The Oklahoma Standard was born. Remaining a resident put me in a position to meet many people who had lost loved ones in this horrific act of domestic terrorism. But no one casualty would end up affecting my life more than that of Rona Linn Kuehner Chafey. As an employee of the Cleveland County Sherrif's Office and a member of the DEA task force, she was loved by so many people I would come to know as friends & family in my adult life. I have run the 5K & half marathon here in her memory...and I'm putting it all out there for her, this year as I run all 26.2! We run to remember ALL of the victims of April 19, 1995. We run to honor the survivors and first responders. We run to NEVER forget! Please consider making a donation and sharing this link on your social media platforms in order to ensure the future of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which does NOT receive funding from City, State or Federal governments!