September 25, 2008

Thank You

I received a donation two days ago that put me at my personal goal for Team in Training. If you go to my site HERE it shows I am still short, but there are checks that are being processed by LLS and sometimes it takes two weeks to show up on my site. (Credit cards show instantly and checks take awhile to process.)

I’m still writing thank you notes. I have not slacked off…

It is hard for me to convey to all of you how much I appreciate your support. I hope that as I continue to blog about my journey towards this event, that I can make you laugh, and show you what a difference you have made….

… because…

…you all make my heart warm and you keep my faith up. There have been times in the last two weeks that I’ve been angry or down with myself.

I’m realizing there are a lot of ups and downs with training for an endurance event… your body can fail you, your mental state can be off, as you push harder and harder for faster and further, it doesn’t always go as you plan and you learn more about from what you are made.

I think there have been hours that… what has kept me buoyed has been you, my readers, because I do train alone.

I had a marathon runner tell me I needed to learn to reach from within. I can do that, but when I reach from within and I am struggling… I find you all. I find your comments, the funny things you write to me, the insight, and the hope and faith.

There are days that my inner well of personal hope and faith feels… a bit dry, but when I listen long enough, when I feel long enough, I feel the support of all of you…

… and for that I am eternally grateful.

Thank you.

Posted by Boudicca at September 25, 2008 09:13 PM | TrackBack

So there is still a chance to make a donation? What is your goal amount? :)

Posted by: PeggyU at September 25, 2008 09:30 PM

I set my goal at their goal. I could never ask for more than that. I had a hard enough time stepping out of my box and asking for their goal amount.

But it is never too late to donate. I think its too late on 12 January since I run on 11 January! But its for a good cause and so its never too late.

Posted by: Bou at September 25, 2008 09:36 PM

Yay! So glad you reached your goal!

Posted by: oddybobo at September 26, 2008 07:41 AM

Run Bou! RUUUUN!

Posted by: The Friendly Neighborhood Piper at September 26, 2008 08:06 AM

Oddy- Me too! Now I just need to heel this heal...

Jay- THANK YOU!!!!

Posted by: Bou at September 26, 2008 08:57 AM

I'm glad to hear you reached your goal.

Posted by: Tina at September 26, 2008 01:46 PM

Congratulations on reaching the goal!

As of this morning, I am half way to my goal! I have checks outstanding, too, but I'm officially at $1,210.00! Because my readers rawk, too!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at September 26, 2008 02:02 PM