The night before the Pig, Stephanie organized a dinner in downtown Cincinnati at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery at Fountain Square. It was a fun dinner and I had the chance to meet other Marathon Maniacs and share my story!
|Marathon Maniacs at dinner|
|Mary and I|
|Marathon Maniac Divas|
|Cincinnati skyline shot...myself, Juli, Mary, and Dave!|
|52.4 miles. 2 in 2 days.|
Earning 2 medals in 2 days made me a bit emotional. It made me think of my dad and everyone who has had to go through the grieving process. Running has been my outlet. It has made me the person that I am today and it has introduced me to great people and has also allowed me to reconnect with old friends. I am so thankful that I was able to experience this double marathon weekend and I plan on doing a few more doubles throughout my 50 state quest!
I was able to share my story with many runners throughout the weekend and hopefully inspired many along the way. I hope my 50 state quest informs and inspires other people to take a proactive approach to losing a loved one. I can't thank the Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine enough for being one of many places where I could go for a piece of mind and to talk to others going through the same pain and grief. Thank you everyone for continuing to follow and support my journey!