Saturday, October 23, 2010
Army Ten Miler!
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 www.armytenmiler.com
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!