The girl who deserves all the medals.

Five things because it’s Friday.

Erika, you bitch! Can you please make up your mind where you would like to go?

In case you weren’t aware of it, we have two seasons in Florida, hurricane and non-hurricane. We’re smack dab in the middle of hurricane season hence the tropical storm that is looming, the one named Erika.

tropical storm

It’s always a fun time when we have to batten down the hatches and prepare for the storm. Fortunately we have never had a major storm near us but we still have to prepare. Good times.

Sunday is my wonderful mother’s birthday and since she is in Tennessee and I won’t get to spend the day with her, I’d like to take this time to wish my Mom the most wonderful day ever. Happy Birthday a little early Mom, I love you and miss you. (And your present is on the way 😉 )

Mom Birthday
Speaking of birthdays, when I was trying to decide what I wanted for mine, I came across the next two items on etsy. I thought they were both pretty cool gifts and I have decided to order them and gift myself. (Am I the only one who does this?)

You can click on the images to go to the etsy stores.

Runners necklace
runner's fork
Did you see the video of the women’s 10,000 meter World Championships in Beijing? If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times and I’m pretty sure I’ve shared at least 1 or 2 other videos, but damn, you aren’t at home until you get through the door people!

And one last thing and it’s the most important. Y’all may remember my friends Mark and Akiko, and their beautiful daughter Jaimie. I wrote about Jaimie and her illness here.

After seeing a video that Mark posted of Jaimie running, I decided to run the Sarasota Half Marathon in honor of Jaimie with #TeamJaimie on my arm. I planned on sending her the medal immediately after but time got away from me and life sort of got in the way.

Recently Jaimie was once again admitted to the hospital and I really wanted to get that medal to her so I sent it out last week when we were in Englewood.  This morning I woke up to a message from Mark, and this beautiful picture:

Jaimie and her medal
That medal is finally home!

She earned it. She runs a marathon every day of her life and I hope she knows how inspiring she is and that she deserves ALL the medals.  I sure hope she has room for some more because every medal I earn from this point forward belongs to her.

Keep fighting Jaime! We’re all rooting for you! #TeamJaimie

What do you do with your race medals?
Who inspires you?

2 thoughts on “The girl who deserves all the medals.

  1. Most of mine are laying on an end table (I have a hanger but haven’t put it up. I need a masonry bit…excuses! )
    Last year I gave a duplicate medal to my oldest niece when we did GOTR. Well looks like this year her younger sister is doing it…and so I am, too (I’m not losing sight of this niece!) so I think I’ll give her my San Diego one. (Hello run on sentence)

    Jaimie is an awesome little lady!

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