|Joshua isn't as thrilled as I am…lol|
I want to extend a special thanks to my event sponsors:
Tucker Materials of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach Mobile
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Grand Strand Running Club
and of course
The City of Myrtle Beach
Also, a shout out to Keith from Black Thai for the last minute promoting!
As the race drew closer, I felt a sense of nervousness, will everyone know where to turn? How can I not be in 10 places at once? Oh to trust other people and relinquish some control (yes, I have control issues, but really it's mostly a good thing!) - how does one do this? I guess it's called faith.
|Who brought the Vodka?|
Today however, I feverishly cut up fruit like an old pro… who knew? Maybe I need to bust out my Jack Lalanne Juicer from the pantry?
I was still running around like a chicken with my head cut off to witness the actual beginning (or end for that matter) of the race, so thanks to Heather for capturing the start of the race.
I wish there was a way to be able to organize and participate in an event (maybe there is, this was my first…lol) - I would have loved to run, and even though today would have been rough (tendonitis sucks, FYI), I am sure I would have tried anyway…
|Myrtle Beach SkyWheel|
For all the stress, all the time worrying, wondering, questioning, believing and oh worrying some more, it was over in a flash (kinda like a wedding) and everyone seemed to be pleased with the outcome. There were quite of few people talking about next year (let me breathe a minute, please?), so my hopes would be with an earlier start, we can reach more people and do more good...
Onto the Firefighter Stair Climb, organized by Jason Greene. I didn't get to see the opening ceremony, which stinks, but I was still packing up the run/walk and didn't seem right to bail on clean up. So I wish I could share with you all how it was, but I can't… Maybe I can get Heather to post a comment with her feelings on it, since she was there. I did manage to arrive just before the first firefighter began to climb the first of 110 flights of stairs. I shot this video the start, to give an idea of how awesome this was… A huge shout out to all the men and women (especially those in full gear) who participated in the climb and honored those 343 firefighters who rushed in while everyone was rushing out.
Moral of my story, we cannot change the past, no matter how hard we try. So, whenever possible, it is best to make every effort to take a tragedy and create something positive from it. Always look to help those who need it, and volunteering and doing charitable work makes you feel good (well it does for me anyway!)… Life is beautiful, precious and never long enough, so let us all make focusing on living our lives, in the most positive way, a priority. God Bless America.