Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Run to overcome

Was really excited this arrived in the mail today. (along with a few other running-inspirational books)

I was so excited that I started reading it as soon as I got home. I read a quarter the way through and had to pry myself away from it to go do my evening run. (I woke up early and did some morning miles today!) 8 miles for the day! Whoo hoo!!!

After getting a quarter of the way through I would highly recommend it to everyone. It is truly the story of the American dream and how it is still alive.

I met Meb after the 2009 rock n roll san Jose half. He took 1st. It was his comeback race from a bad injury. He won the NYC marathon a few months later. He was super nice to take photos with people after the awards ceremony. I practically spilled my beer on him. He laughed at it. He seems like a really humble and hard working guy. I am inspired by him and his work ethic.

On an unrelated note, please send good thoughts/ prayers for this beautiful dog.

Her name is Bella and she is flying from Mexico to The USA tomorrow to be with her Dad (my dad too!). She is from Mexico and was dumped off at the evolucion animal sanctuary and saved from a life on the streets because her "owners" were divorcing and both didnt want her- something like that. Her history is clouded. She was infested with ticks and had several illnesses and now thanks to my dad, she is in perfect health. My dad volunteers at the sanctuary when he is living in Merida for a few months at a time during the year. He was walking her and for both of them it was love at first sight. Her tail was wagging energetically the whole way home back to her new place. It was as if she knew she would be very happy living with my dad- she is exactly what he needed in his life, and he was exactly what she needed in hers.

I am praying that she has safe flights, and a smooth transition to the United states tomorrow.

I'm sure she will enjoy sniffing all the new smells America has to offer! And I know that she will be super happy to see my dad again- it's been a few weeks since they have been apart. (the process for flying a dog out of Mexico is VERY complicated because the TSA thinks people will smuggle drugs inside dogs- which im sure happens, but things have changed A LOT since I flew my CB out after living there a few years)

I can't wait to meet her in a few weeks!!



  1. Yay, for your Dad! That is so cool that he has adopted Bella. I will be sending prayers her way.

  2. Thank you Christi! All he has been able to talk about is this precious pooch and the Boston marathon for the past couple of weeks. :)

  3. Oh my goodness! Such a cute puppy!! I'm a sucker for a cute furry face. :)

  4. The pictures of Bella are adorable. Having rescued two dogs from rural shelters through Lost Dog, I get excited when I hear these kinds of stories. Your dad is awesome!

  5. Thanks for all the positive thoughts! Bella is now on the ground and is a super happy pup to see my dad again!