Saturday, October 23, 2010

Army Ten Miler!

I am in Washington DC now and all set to race the Army Ten Miler tomorrow morning at 0800.  I am feeling good and I am ready to RUN!  This course is fantastic, winding around the highlights of our Nation's Capitol and finishing at the Pentagon.  It gets me pumped up every time! If you look closely at the above pic, I am just behind the Brazilian guy.

I am honored to run with an Army jersey because I know that I am racing for far more than just myself.  I represent the thousands of men and women who are serving overseas, including my husband.  As well as my brothers and sisters in arms who have come home wounded.  This year I am running for Marine 1LT James Byler, who was recently wounded in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  James is in Germany right now waiting for a flight back to the US where his parents and brother, Army CPT John Byler are anxiously awaiting his return.  James is a total stud and has an incredible attitude despite what he has just been through.  I have no doubt that he will tackle any obstacles he finds in recovery and will excel.  I know that my pain during the race will be nothing compared with what James has been through this past week.  He is my inspiration: when I think the race is getting tough, I will think of James and run harder.

I believe you can follow my race on 

My bib number is 12

Good luck to my WCAP teammates (pictured in the poster, top right)!  You guys are going to ROCK this!  The Brazilian team is going down!

A very special good luck to my Mom, Patti, and sister, Kristen, who are running the ATM for the very first time!!!  I am so proud of you both!

1 comment:

  1. Go KEL!!!!! You and 1Lt James Byler as well as Chris and everyone else in uniform do us all so so proud!!!