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Monday, May 9, 2011

My Racing Dawn

I.
Still.
don't.
have.
the.
words.

The tears?  yes.

The words?  no.

The one thing that was wicked hard for me . . . . saying "goodbye" to Dawn as the Pita whisked her away to the airport on Saturday.  I just bawled.

and

bawled. [I reminded myself she needed to be home for Mother's Day on Sunday for her FIVE beautiful children & super awesome hubby]

then. . .

bawled. again.

You don't even want to know what happened when I walked was guided like a 94 year old into the room she slept in to find:

* a card [like the best card ever]
* a donation to SC
* HER "running sucks" shirt I borrowed the last two miles.

* a box of toffee
* and foot rub awesomeness.

You see.  I did get to 100.  But I owe it to Dawn.  I kept saying the goal was a "strong finish" and it was but . . . . Dawn knows me.  She knew I wanted that 100 so freaking bad.

So WE got it.

Six minute intervals and we had it with three minutes to spare.

Thank you for flying here to be with me.  I'm pretty sure I've know her FOREVER but technically, five months.

Thank you for being the social media woman. I loved the interval check-ins [tweets, texts, emails].  You knew just when I needed them.

Thank you for your post today.  More like thank you. [you can read it here] and if you don't follow Dawn - well, you better get on that.  like freaking right now.

adore you Dawn. 
I made it to 98.

You got me to 100.

17 comments:

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

I watched the news clip they had on you and about cried! Tears of joy!

Kim K. said...

Only a TRUE friend would do what she did - ur blessed to have her in your life!

Kerrie T. said...

Awesome.

SupermomE12 said...

There is nothing like a best friend. :)

And YOU are incredible. I thought of you all 24 hours... seriously! I was even dreaming about you on the treadmill. I was thinking of you and praying and cheering you on. Amazing!!!
Hugs!

Chunky Monkey said...

You are both pretty amazing! I am in awe of this whole journey. Congrats on your finish...at 100!

FruitFly said...

You are so cool! I am in awe!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

amazing, you are both amazing and what a kind generous post

Aimee said...

Love this post!! Yay for Dawn!

Silly Girl Running said...

Running builds friendships. The thing you and Dawn have will keep on getting more awesome by the day, I'm sure! 100...Heck yeah! :)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

tears, tears. Beautiful post Em...I know I commented on it on your other blog, ut it really is so touching!

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