Race morning started off a bit chilly (36 degrees) but warmed up quickly.
(yes, I am in there somewhere.)
As the day unfolded, and night set in, it was becoming evident that it was going to be Deja Vu from last year. Time knows no allies and is equal to all. Time was NOT ON MY SIDE this day however I was 30 minutes ahead of last year's race.
I needed to focus on the BIG PICTURE.
The BIG PICTURE was raising money for Jason Bowlin and NOT MY own selfish endeavor to finish a race. The decision was made after 70 miles, to "call it good" &be satisfied with the cause.
All in all, Know No Boundaries raised just over $1050 to help Jason & his family with his medical expenses. No too shabby for about 2 1/2 weeks of fundraising.
Did we reach our goal?
I would say a resounding YES! Out goal was to help an individual, a family overcome a financial boundary & we achieved exactly what we wanted.
Onwards and upwards they say, right? Looking out into our future and what do do next, we will be participating in the Half and Half Marathon in order to end the year on a BANG!Know No Boundaries, all the other "boundary breakers" and The Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Organization on December 16, 2012 at the Turkey Mountain parking lot.
And as always, KNOW NO BOUNDARIES!
Ken (aka K2)