Despite what some might say this race isn't for me, it is for them. My two kids that have given me a new view of the world. Will running a 50k help them? I don't know but it's something that I can do to show them that life isn't always easy but hard work pays off and that you can realize your dream.
The range of emotions in my body is crazy right now. The number of thoughts I'll have while running will have me crying. Looking at a Thomas the tank engine bracelet will tell me to keep fighting. Seeing a butterfly will let me know that life is bad but that people do care and can change your life. Thinking of kate will have me smiling and thinking about the next steps in life and what is next. The race is for everyone but me. It is for the best parents in the world, it is for the best kids in the world, it's for the best brother in the world, it's for everyone that has believed in me and never gave up on me. It's for Kate, the one that has changed my life and taught me that if you aren't happy what's the point. She has taught me to realize my dreams, that you fail and not realize your dream but you will learn more about yourself in the pursuit of a dream even if you don't realize that said dream.
Ill be be back on Sunday to write about the 50k until then enjoy my posts on social media that will give you an inside look at the trip to my first 50k!!