Running for Anna

On December 12, 2010 our family was devastated by the loss of my niece, Anna Rogotzke, on her fourth birthday, to a rare cancer called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. On December 4, 2011, I ran in the California International Marathon to raise money for the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, a leader in the fight against sarcomas. This blog is created to update those interested in my journey and progress as I train for this event and events thereafter.

....And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My motivations

While, for some strange reason, I haven't had this problem the last few days, at times it has been difficult to get motivated at 4:30 a.m. to actually step out the door and start running.  These are the motivations I have for doing it:


A refrigerator and bookcases?  Maybe you think that the refrigerator makes sense because running lets me eat whatever I want (I wish!!).  But, no, it's what's ON the refrigerator and the bookcase:

Beautiful pictures of my niece, Anna, and her family.  All I have to do is think about everything that this courageous little girl went through, and it's EASY to just step out the door and run.

Of course, I couldn't do it without the support of these two guys:

My wonderful husband, Bill, and my son, Jacob.  They're my rock (yes, I know, the goofy picture would suggest otherwise, but I honestly couldn't do it without them).

Goal Today - 6 miles (Done!!)

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