Without Leanne I would not be running a half marathon tomorrow, I wouldn't be doing all of the great things for diabetes that I'm doing. Before every race, speech I give and every time I lay in bed be it in the morning or at night I think about how lucky I am to have Leanne in my life. Again how do you thank someone for all that they do. I feel bad that Leanne doesn't get more credit, she deserves all of the credit for everything I do. Each day I have everything that I do is for her and to make her smile. In my mind if I can do that than that is my way of saying thank you. It isn't great, Leanne and I are human and we have our differences but at the end of the day we know what life is about and what a gift it is, with that mindset the little things like leaving lights on or not running the dishwasher before bed are not a cause for yelling, yes we make each other mad but as long as we have each other we can never be truly mad at one another.
Tomorrow will be tough, it will be emotional, a lot of thoughts will be going through my head as I run. I will be doing a lot of reflecting on the past six years and thinking about the future. As I run I will have Leanne with me and that will push me when things get tough. My hope is to have my best race tomorrow, I'm excited to get my medal and give it to Leanne. I'm hopeful that the medal will symbolize the work that I put in everyday to make our lives better and to keep her smiling.