The day

Well, the day has arrived. The day that I have been dreaming about for years, and training for for many months. If you would have told me a year ago that I would have been here today even running the 10k I wouldn't have believed you, much less the half marathon!

One year ago today I weighed in at 242 lbs, not my highest at 258 at the beginning, but still way too overweight. Today, my official race day weigh in is 172 lbs. Not quite where the guy in the picture is but I am well on my way.

Pray that my ankle holds out, and that I too hold out. I will catch back up sometime after the race. Race time is 8:00 AM, and I plan to finish just BEFORE 10:00AM :)

Thanks all for your support along the way! Without the support it would have been a much harder road to run. :)

And a good luck also goes out to Marion who is running her first Marathon today in Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach Marathon. She will be already running by the time I leave the house. Good luck Marion!! Her blog is at