From May 27, 2007 – Corporate Challenge: 3.5 miles in 01:20:35

I had to add this, I took this entry from my other blog:

I’m on cloud nine. Thursday, I walked the Corporate Challenge. It was so cool. Lewis, Lolo, Ayanna and Mendy all came to support me. Mendy walked it with me. It was a 3.5 mile route in downtown Chicago. It was so fun. I took my cane in my backpack, just in case I needed it. We took our time and talked and enjoyed the scenery as we walked. It was such a wonderful experience and a beautiful sister moment for Mendy and I. I thought we finished dead last but I found out I was wrong. Everyone was cleaning up and having parties at their tents and I was getting tired so I told Mend, forget it, that I wanted to go my company tent but then we started talking about the finish line. Maybe I should finish. I think you should. Where is it? And she pointed. It was SO close!! I was like, “give me my cane!” And I took off!!! Mendy was not expecting that so she had to speed up some to catch me. Seeing that finish line, really gave me energy!! And the folks who had finished already were partying by them so Im hearing Crystal Waters singing, “100%, Pure Love” so we just kicked it to the finish line to the beat!! Three people who saw me cross cheered for me. Another guy saw my leg and then said. “You go, champion!” It was awesome. I called my Dad, then my mom! I was so feeling it. I’m still feeling it!! Lew hugged me! I love my husband!!! Ayanna hugged me! It was such a good moment. So I completed the 3.5 mile course in 1 hour, 20 minutes and 35 seconds and only used my cane for the last block and a half. Over the moon, dude. So now I’m looking for my next one. I also have some long range goals for some serious distance challenges….stay tuned. Life is so exciting. I feel like I’ve had a personal breakthough. Thank you, Jesus!!!


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