Dear Santa (or have we known each other long enough to call you Chris?),
I know it's a little late in the year for me to be getting this to you, but I also know you read every letter right up through tomorrow, which, by the way, is Christmas Eve.
This year I have some unique requests, and you know, I've been working hard on being good ALL year long so that I can ask you these without feeling foolish.
Now I know you've been watching, and I know I haven't always been perfect. But I also know you know how hard I've been trying. I've worked hard to eat well, exercise regularly, and of course - stay positive. No crying or pouting here.
This year, my requests are for some of my friends, and only one for me. I hope that's okay.
For Rae - nice cool weather, and a boost of confidence on race day. Plus a little extra time to run before she heads down. I know she can do this!
For Deb - lots of phone numbers! She's really been a great organizer of our team, Santa!
For Kate - strong knees, and an even stronger heart to get her through the craziness of doing BOTH the HALF and FULL marathon!
For Jeff - a slight thaw so he can catch his plane (that might help here, too!), plus an extra boost of Adrenaline for him on Race day!
For Lisa - some awesomeness for her to blog about after the trip!
For the REST of Team Voice - rest, relaxation, and STRENGTH for the races!
And finally, Santa, for me - I just want that Donald Medal. I'll work hard to get it, make no mistake! But I'm asking you for that little magic push. I'll keep working on my end for the next two weeks, and even going to the gym for treadmill workouts, since Cruella IS in fact broken (Rae was right). Just help me cross the finish line, okay?
Is that too much to ask?
I hope this letter finds you and Mrs. Claus (Jessica, I believe) well, and busy preparing for tomorrow night's ride. Give Dasher and Rudolph a pat for me, and tell Vixen I'll leave out some extra celery for her. Oh yeah - and for you on Christmas Eve, I'm kind of out of cookies, so I'm leaving a Clif Shot. Hope that's okay. :)
MAIN STREET AWAITS!