I guess I will start out with the bad and get it over with. I had to sadly downgrade my future marathon registration for February 1, 2015 to the half marathon instead. I fought with myself over this decision for a few months not because I can’t do it. I was dreading the bridges and looping them twice and the training by myself just scared me. Last weekend I drove the course and it was my wake up call, I continued to fight with my head over it all this week and finally made the decision to not continue on with marathon training and just work on getting a faster half marathon time. I have made a decision that I will run another marathon in the near future but it wont be until next November 2015. I plan to run the Space Coast Marathon. I’m still beating myself over this choice and I know I shouldn’t. I know when I’m ready and unfortunetly this wasn’t the time. But hey now that the “bad” is out of the way let’s continue on with the good.
So last week I got exciting news. I was officially matched with the most handsomest buddy. Now you are probably asking “matched with a buddy” what is that? www.whoirun4.com is a organization that matches runners with buddies who have special needs and can’t run like some of us who take that for granted everyday. I signed up to be matched in June 2014, and on October 8th I was matched with this sweet 5 year old boy named Nolan. It brought happy tears to my eyes to be able to run for this little boy. Nolan has a rare genetic disorder called Cri Du Chat Syndrome. Wondering what Cri Du Chat is? I had to do my research because I wanted to know exactly what Nolan has. Cri Du Chat also known as chromosome 5p- depletion syndrome. It occurs in approximately 1:35,000 live births. Cri du Chat Syndrome is considered the most frequent deletion syndrome in humans. You can read more about Cri Du Chat Syndrome here: www.criduchat.org . I hope to inspire this little man and get to someday meet him. Do you want to run for someone like Nolan? You can sign up to be matched at www.whoirun4.com.