3rd Times a Charm!

The night before the big race, we all met up at an informational briefing at 7:30pm Saturday evening, began a spaghetti feed around 8:30pm and enjoyed Greek music and dancing from the port of Rethmynos until late into the night. I slipped away around 11pm as my jet lag was still quite prevalent and I couldn't, for the life of me, understand why no one would want to be sleeping with a wake-up time of 0400 for a big mountain race! Once back at the hotel, I packed a couple bags for the bus ride first thing and hit the hay! Wake-up came quick at 0415 and by 0445 I was out the door and walking the couple mile distance to the town hall where the buses were set to shuttle racers at precisely 0500 t

Second Time Around...

A mixture of emotions ensued for me this weekend much like the changing Orcas Island weather but one thing that is for sure is that my faith has never been stronger. The phrase "do not be afraid" is written in the Bible 365 times and is a daily reminder to live each day absolutely fearless. This weekend, I am proud to say I did the best I possibly could under the circumstances I was in and believe I truly succeeded because my Savior never left my side. I ran with all of my heart, prayed often, cried when needed and with all of my senses, took in the magical beauty of Orcas Island, that engulfed me as I pushed through 4,800 feet of both elevation and decent to that finish. I was pleasantly

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