Monday, November 24, 2008

One year later....

I didn't think that last Dec. 2007 would be my last race for an entire year. That is when the Dermatomyositis started to kick in and let it's presence be known. I ran the Jingle Bell 2 mile and had so much fun, but as December turned to January and then into February, everything started to get a little squirrely. I was getting run down. My arms started aching. I had these bumps on my knuckles that wouldn't go away. I started slowing down in my boot camp routine. No amount of rest really refreshed me! A little un-nerving to say the least! Anywho...a year later, many pills & prayers later...
...I finished a 5k last night in 32 minutes. My friend, Jennifer, who ran with me, encouraged me the ENTIRE race. God love her. She is so upbeat and tried to keep me distracted! We ran the entire race and finished, but not before I crossed the finished line with the verse, "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me." However, I would like to add in..."and with the prayers and love of friends and family." Whew and AMEN.


Amanda said...

Well Done Dana!
I'm so proud of you :-)
Amanda x

Tabitha said...

That is wonderful to hear Dana!!
Well Done!
Sending love and big hugs XXXX

Shannon said... posts about stinky rats!
Congrats on your run. I admire you for doing it and not letting your illness get you down. Yes...only through Christ..... you still have the jock strap we gave you when you did your first resembled support from the hagens:)

Anonymous said...

you are an inspiration to me.

By the way, I'm the new nursery director at FUMC....just found some very neat curriculum in the back of a opened....well, it's been opened now! Thanks for ordering it back in 2001. . . .