Why oh why am I training for the Marine Corps Marathon again,
Knowing that I swore it off after hobbling to the finish in 2010?
Surely the temps and humidity will rise,
No doubt there will be days to loathe and despise.
Chances are I'll get caught in a thunderstorm,
And I'll have to accept compression socks as my new norm.
So what has compelled me to start this Donna Quiote quest,
As it certainly won't reflect any speediest best?
To honor how far I've come to rebuild my health and fitness,
With little victories like a heart rate that lowers with the quickness!
To celebrate everything I've learned on this bi-coastal ride,
And continue to share with mis favoritos, always by my side!
To discover unexpected triumphs when trying something new,
Like happily jogging 4 miles in the summer rain - what a break through!
To support GOTR empowering the wonder women of the next generation,
To know, honor and support their mind, body & soul for the duration!
To help the scholarships that the majority of DC's GOTR need to participate,
And learn that bodies and fitness are never something to hate.
For every donation, imagine the immotal words of Bartles & James,
"THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!" the future GOTR 5Ker proclaims!