I cannot even begin to tell you what an awe inspiring walk this was. Not only was I walking for those who have cancer, for those who are survivors and for those who lost their battle. I was also walking for myself to prove to myself that YES I can do this. It was exciting, exhilarating, and quite emotional especially as we crossed the finished line running and having people cheer us on. I had never experienced anything like it - it was quite rewarding! I got many high-five, many hugs, many GO JOEY's! I'm proud of myself!
Although I was nervous as hell when we first got there, i didn't know what to expect. i was excited but more nervous. Charlotte could read my face. When we registered, we got a ticket then had to stand in line for our shirts. I knew I couldn't, so Charlotte said I could sit down and she'd grab them. Then we took a few photos of me being nervous. Then I said i better go to the bathroom. I couldn't go - i was so nervous.
Once we got started, I was doing fine. I wanted to keep ahead of the little boy with his big wheel!
But he got ahead of us. I ran a little - Charlotte had to keep up with me!! LOL
I just tried to maintain - keep my focuse and FINISH. And that I did! Go Joey GO!!!
We didn't even bring the camera on the walk, others had theirs, but i just thought it would be a pain. Charlotte did carry my machine in her backpack in case something happened and i needed to say what was wrong. Thank you Charlotte & thank you for walking with me!!
We hung out a little after and took pictures, watched the runners come in - they ran the 10K!
It will be something I'd like to try again. I am nervous for the actual marathon, knowing how many people were here and knowing there will literally be thousands more at the Marathon. I'll need to round up a few people to walk with me. I know I can do this.
Thank you to Southpoint for all your support and to Charlotte - thank you for making this possible. Making me believe I could do this (even though you wanted to call my dad - if something happened!!)
Yeah I did it, I'm gonna keep on moving!!Photo above was before the walk holding the t-shirt we got. (One of them) and me looking like what in the hell have I gotten myself into!! I'm so glad I did this, it was worth all the nervousness!