Tomorrow morning I will be running the 2009 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. I’ll be there with countless friends, my mom, and my husband. I’ll also be there with “Catherine The Great” :0)

Catherine Ndereba is one of the most amazing female marathoners of all time. She is a mother and a sister – a wife and a daughter. She is my hero. I keep coming back to Cherry Blossom each year in hopes of getting a glimpse of her. I *literally* cry like a middle school girl at a Hannah Montana concert every time I see her!

One of the countless reasons I love running races is that it is one of the VERY few sports that your average person can participate in the exact same event as an elite. There is no separate course for us slower people – no different finish line. We are all there together running the SAME race.

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