And as of today - I, personally have ninety-nine days before I arrive at Walt Disney World for my journey's culmination at the half-marathon.
And as of late, some of us have had difficulties.
We've gotten ill. We've gotten complacent. We've gotten lazy. We've gotten off track.
Some of us have done more than one of these things - myself a prime example.
What we've done, my friends, is hit "the wall".
You all know about this wall. It's the one where you've come SO far - and you are SO close to your goal, and your body just says - "nope. no more in me." And then this game becomes about one thing only.
You finish with your heart.
And we, the members of Team Voice, have hearts strong and loud and powerful! We can and will break through this wall together, and march strong upon the face of Walt Disney World. We will proudly begin and finish our races, separately and together.
Because we are a TEAM.
And that's what we do.
As for me - I did my weights today - and will finish this week as strongly as I finished last week. Most of the 7 miles, by the way, since you asked, was fast-walked. I plan on doing a combination of walking and jogging in the race, but I now know that fast-walking will work for me. And that's a comforting thought. It means I will finish. No matter what.
And as for those of you who are not just team members, but sponsors - there will be letters coming to you in the next week or so. Explaining my progress so far - and where we go from here. We ARE raising an enormous amount of money - and we will not stop - because these kids are WORTH IT.
And so are we.
Oh yeah - and Lisa? I know you're reading. You will NOT be last. You'll finish just in front of me - because if you need it - I'll be right behind you - pushing you across the line.
MAIN STREET AWAITS!