I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. – Ulysses S. Grant

I can not begin to thank each of you enough, for all of your support and encouragement, especially over the 3 weeks.

Your comments, emails, texts, and phone calls have meant more than you’ll ever know. I assure you, without them I probably would’ve just succumb to my pride/ego and have not even attempted to finish this thing Sunday.

I tend to be an all or nothing kinnda girl. So to have NO chance at all of meeting my goal…

Well, I was having a hard time finding the purpose of even lacing up my running shoes. I was totally prepared to hand off my chip after the bike and just settle for a DNF.

Tuesday I had an epiphany or maybe I got tired of my solitary pity party….

Quitters never win….Winners never quit.

It’s easy to go out there when everything is hunky dory, but that ain’t life. Sometimes it gets ugly and you have fight for what you want.

And while it may not be the prettiest of days, these are the ones that we remember. These are the ones that we cherish and hold on to because of everything we had to go through to finish.

Later down the road, when everything IS peachy keen again, these moments come back to give us perspective and clarity……they get through the tough moments during future events, because we know that we DO have the capability to dig deep and do just about anything.

Come Sunday I will have each one of you there with me, in spirit, helping me through every single mile.

With no expectations other than having fun and enjoying the day….

…..and crossing the finish line!

To everyone else racing this weekend….and I know there are a lot of you,

GOOD LUCK out there!! Have fun and do great things!!

Race Happy, My Friends!

10 thoughts on “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

  1. I hope you have an amazing and fun day out there. I know you worked so hard and it won’t be the day you dreamed of, but it will be an experience that you will hold with you forever. I am so proud of you and your attitude. It is much easier to quit, so here is to you and taking the high road!

    • You have inspired me to do great things…if I can just maintain a portion of your positivity I should be fine!! Thank you David for being such an outstanding cheerleader!! See ya’ on the other side of 70.3 🙂

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