2012 Legacy Midnight Marathon

DeAnne, my fabulous older sister, has supported my every step of the way. She started running a few months ago and started a blog called, “will run for pow.” Last week she ran her first 5K and placed 5th in her age group.

If you know DeAnne, you would never have expected her to run, and certainly not a race. So this is big, and I’m very proud of her. Apparently its my fault because she wouldn’t be doing it if I was trying to get to Sochi 2014. My bad.

The race was the Legacy Midnight marathon & 5K complete with glowsticks, weird socks and tacky colors. DeAnne wore a shirt that says: I love butterflies. It has become a theme for us and in our lives, “without change, their would be no butterflies.” Last year that theme is what lead to this poem.

Whole Wide World

I’m gonna walk a hundred miles
I’m gonna whistle all the while
If That’s what it takes to make me smile
I’m gonna walk a hundred miles.
I’m gonna run right up this hill 
Summer sky or winter chill
If I gotta take a break I will
But I’m gonna run right up this hill.
I wanna hold the whole wide world 
Right here in my open hands
Maybe I’m just a little firl
A little girl with great big plans.
I’m gonna go and take a chance
I’m gonna learn to ballet dance
Learn a little comething about romance
I’m gonna go and take a chance
I’m gonna live a crazy dream
I’m possible as it may seem
Doesn’t matter what the future brings
I’m gonna live a crazy dream.
You tell me, don’t try it
I’m warnign you that I won’t buy it 
All failure is fleeting
I trust it always has its meaning
I wanna hold the whole wide world
Right here in my open hands
Maybe I’m just a little girl
A little girl with great big plans. 

DeAnne, if your reading this, thank you for keeping me going. I love you and I don’t know what I’d do without you. “the journey is the reward.”

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