Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Day 81 - A good solid start to the day

Don't ask me how, but I'm running much better and quicker this morning. Having Dave and Mark back on the team running alongside me in shifts has given me a huge lift at this oh so critical stage of the run.

Today's miles through the city of Indianapolis are dedicated to the memory of Margaret Steel. Her son, Alan Steel, made the following dedication.

"Our mam was the heart of our family. She was the strong one. Even at the end. She lived a hard life. Born in Gateshead. 1919. Absent father. Poverty beyond anything we can comprehend now. Childhood sweetheart and husband of two weeks killed in Tobruk in '41. But a good life. Another husband. 2 children. 6 grandchildren. But even she couldn't beat cancer. Maybe we can. In her memory. And the memory of others. Run Geordie! Run! Run until we've won!".