Bev before the race-notice the nervous energy...
Tower Bridge the highlight of my run!
Buckingham palace to the left-we turned here towards the finish line.
This is near the finish line-and this is how I felt!
I was not the only one running for SP-we had a SP Team all ran and finished the marathon. They too were raising money for different projects that the SPUK office support. Here is the great SP team members!
Jon-he almost couldn't run due to a IT band injury-but after lots of rest/ice he did it in 4:07!!
Connie-the only other woman running-she too had some injury issues and still pushed through!
Matt did a great 3:47 for his first time running a marathon!
Steve, also a first time marathoner
Pastor Simon-also a great finish!
All of us raise over 23,000 Pounds for SP projects, specifically for water, literacy, and HIV/AIDS. All of us who had injuries stated that we knew we couldn't quit-there were people who we were running for-all we had to do was think about them and keep running! Whether it was a little girl who has to walk 2-3 hours to get water or a child living with AIDS or anyone of the people I have shared with you-they all pushed us to the finish.
I think about the marathon a lot-I have no doubt I will for a while. It was such a great experience and I am so grateful for it. Remember you can still give for the next 3 months towards the projects that I ran for.
So now what? I have had thoughts of ending the blog-but at the same time I want to keep all of you updated on the people and projects that I was running for. Also, it's not like I am going to never run again-no, in fact it is KILLING me not being able to run and take two weeks off!!! There are more stories to tell and more marathons to run-stay tuned for the next running adventure. It may be sooner than you think!