So the pictures are very nerdy and "self-takenish", but since when do I really care about being nerdy...
Before (taken moments before everything was chopped off):
After (taken moments after I jumped for joy and nearly shed a tear):
Dearest Friends & Family,
I have decided to run The Boilermaker Road Race in 2009 (Utica, NY)! Although this race distance is no big deal to my incredible, 1/2 marathon-running sister, a 15K race will be my longest race yet, and I’m scared! =)
In order to stay motivated and keep myself fully committed, I have started a blog (www.joggerslife.com) about my race training, the ongoing battle with my knee (grrrr), and my life in general. I’m hoping that you will periodically check out my blog to see how I’m doing, drop me a line to say hi, or just read and laugh a little. I need all of the support I can get, as those of you who know me well know that I have a bit of a problem staying focused!
If you don’t have time to read or check in, I won’t be upset. Just keep me in your prayers! =)
From: Uncle Billy
Subject: Re: Life!
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 8:46 AM
Beth My Dear,
All my Loved Ones are ALWAYS in my Prayers!!!!! I am
Very Proud of you and your sister.
Love and Miss You,
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 10:52:26 -0800 (PST)
To: Uncle Billy, Beth
Subject: Re: Life!
You better hope Uncle Billy prays hard. This is a long race with two
Utica streets in July. Hot. Stinky. Littered with bodies of runners that
were ahead of you. They don't call it a Boilermaker for nuthin!
You better get training. And I don't mean piddly 1.5 mile flat runs. Long
Now do it!
Muah-hahahahahahaha! (that's my evil laugh)
Oh dear Jessica. You are going to be crying like a baby when your little sister finishes the Boilermaker with you...even if it is 2 HOURS behind you!
Har har har har <------------ this is my nerdy, dorky, slow runner laugh.
Love and miss you both! Even if you are evil, Jessica Lee.