First of all, we have a new Facebook page, www.facebook.com/triingby50/. This now makes us "legitimate"! :)
|I always have my solu-cortef Act-O-Vial with me.|
Brian and Merrill ran in the Charlotte Marathon/Half Marathon.
|Thankfully, they didn't run looking like this!|
Merrill was a beast and ran the marathon. It was her second and Brian and I are so proud of her.
|You can sort of see me in the|
middle of the picture with Merrill.
Brian ran with me for the first time. He was an awesome partner by keeping me safe and secure. When there were cameras or children around he would turn around and run backwards. I even got to high-five with some of the children. I do wish people would stop saying I am a backpack. In the last couple of miles we walked with a very nice lady to the finish line. She asked why Brian is carrying me. He told her about our Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and that we are raising awareness and funds for the CAH Clinic at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
|Proof I ran a half-marathon.|
|We are done.|
I didn't care for the Gatorade Brian let me have a sip of.
We have been doing training and enjoying it. Unfortunately, I have not been into the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. I think Brian is a little embarrassed to do that. He will eventually become relaxed and bring me in to watch him swim.
|THIS WAS FUN!|
|Cookie (our dog) joined us for a walk.|
The third Thursday of November in the United States is when we celebrate our day of giving thanks for everything we have, Thanksgiving Day. Merrill and Brian ran a fun, community 4-mile race. It was called the Turkey Trot at Millbridge. Merrill got excited because I could celebrate the holiday. Just look at the picture below:
|Merrill and Brian (The front of my Camelbak)|
|Brian and Merrill with the pretty lights behind them.|
|I have my Christmas spirit!|
|Brian wore his Wear Blue Run to Remember shirt that|
he got at the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon.
I finish my guest blogging with a picture of some of the bravest people, firefighters. These brave first responders ride Engine 182 from the Waxhaw Fire & Rescue Department. They made sure everyone stayed safe during the Gingersnap 5K.
Brian has told me that the post needs to end with these reminders about why I am doing what I am doing:
I could use some support also, gofundme.com/triingby50cahawareness: I slip this last part in because it is something I do not like to do, but it will help me out in the pursuit of my goal by age 49 and then eventually age 50. If any of you know a business, individual or something I may not be aware of that would sponsor or support someone doing what I am, feel free to contact me. Any help would be appreciated. I would make any supporter proud to be involved with me and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.