Friday, October 03, 2008

T-Minus 4 Days And Counting...


Four days to go until we head to the Grand Canyon for Rim2Rim4Roy.   The four of us (my brother Scott, Jeff McMahon-friend and superstar keyboardist, and my husband John-crew) will journey to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and run to the South Rim tackling 25 miles of rugged terrain and 11,000 feet of elevation change.  I can hardly wait to get started...

I want to thank everyone that donated to the cause.  100% of the funds raised will go the Tug McGraw Foundation, a charity that is near and dear to my heart.  We lost our father to a brain tumor two years ago and we created R2R4R in his memory.  It will be a cathartic journey that will celebrate his life and support a charity that is making a difference by enhancing the lives of children and adults with brain tumors.  A win-win for sure.

It's been awhile since I've done something "new" and the uncertainty of the unknown is bubbling up all kinds of nerves and nightmares.  My favorite dream was getting lost on the trail and ending up in the middle of Alaska at a Starbucks!  It's taper madness at it's very best.  Every time I get caught up in the madness, I think about my training, the people that have supported me along the way, and all the families that will benefit from the good work the Tug McGraw Foundation is doing.  The unknown, although it can be scary, fuels my inner explorer and challenges me to reach beyond my limits.  The view is much better when you earn it.

Off to packing and dreaming...

Jenny

1 comment:

Tanya O'Neill said...

How did it go, how did it go???? .... :) Loved reading your blog on this Jenny!

Give my best to John too! (from Antarctica 2007 Tanya (NZ), ran into John in the streets of Anchorage for my marathon #2 this June just been - talk about SMALL world!)