From Allie’s blog:
Thanks to everyone who has supported me in my marathon endeavor the past several months. A special thanks to those in New Orleans that came out and cheered for me on the course–it made a huge difference! At the end of this long (and painful) jorney, I have raised $2144 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and finished 26.2 miles in 5:27:39. Hopefully I will be able to walk again soon =)
From the rest of us:
We are so proud of Allie. Running a marathon is a feat in itself. Well, first getting off the couch is a hurdle. Not only did Allie commit to many cold, early mornings of running, she committed to a cause — to raise awareness and money for those impacted by leukemia and lymphoma.
Allie could have just signed up for the race and paid the race fee. No, she joined thousands of others through Team in Training and joined a larger movement to not give up on the fight against cancer.
Despite a few setbacks and obstacles along the way, Allie persevered so that others may persevere, just like the words of Paul Allie responded to:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Welcome to being part of our great cloud of witnesses, Allie.