Of course, we had to meet to discuss the ins and outs of this endeavor, so we chose to get our liquid courage at the Mexican Cafe in Annapolis. Missing from the picture are Heather and Kelly, but they were certainly with us in spirit. It was a fun evening of planning, freaking out, brain-storming fund-raising ideas, and more freaking out.
(Ann, Jessica, Kathy, AA, and Susan)
The next step was for me to be cleared by my doctor to begin training this June. I was SO nervous, as a few friends, and even my husband, didn't think he would give me the clear. Of course, I had high hopes. As much as I tried to accept the possibility that he would tell me "no", I went into my appointment yesterday with FULL intention of telling him that I was strong and able to train and run this race. I nearly dropped to the floor when he answered my inquiry with, "Absolutely! Just listen to your body and be smart. If pains come up as a result of the training, we can reassess, but I see no reason why you can't do this." YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!! I got the clear!
So, last night, we all started individually registering for Team and Training. Getting this email made is REAL. It's happening. Our journey begins!
Now...we just need to come up with a cool team name? Taking suggestions ;o)