Will Run for Food

.... and wine and charity! I work it off before I get there.... and I help others along the way.
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It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe
Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.
Wilma Rudolph

I can’t believe I’m doing something as crazy as this.  I have signed up for TWO marathons to be run within THREE weeks of each other!!! My own back-to-back challenge! 

October 12th I will be running the Chicago Marathon and then November 2nd, the New York City Marathon.  When two of my best running friends had signed up to do this craziness, I realized how jealous I was.  Not only of the challenge, but of the fact that they were running these races for my favorite running charity, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, AND that they got to do these things together!  So, I signed up and committed.

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A woman’s passion is her greatest strength.
Diane Von Furstenberg
In order to take new action or evolve as a person, we first need to look within and see where we need to grow.
Brittney Castro
Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind.
Romans 12:2
Elegance doesn’t mean being noticed, it means being remembered.
Giorgio Armani

I have been looking forward to this upcoming weekend since last November - since before Thanksgiving!  The whole weekend is going to be one fantastic wining and dining adventure - with a half marathon thrown right in the middle.

I’m off to run the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, put on by Destination Races on Sunday, and decided to make a vino-fabulous vacation out of it.  While I had originally signed up to run with running/travel buddy, Miss Gina, she cannot make the trip, so I will be having a fantastic sisters’ weekend with Jacquie.  

We will begin our trip in San Francisco.  As I haven’t been there since college and Jacquie has never been, I’m sure some of the touristy stops will be on our list.  From there, we will traipse out to wine country, where I’m sure we will each gain 5-10 pounds through winery stops, some amazing restaurants, and bakeries!

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If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spared over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee
Everyone is like a butterfly. They start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful, graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
Drew Barrymore