|Shiners chilling before the start.|
|On their way for 26.2 miles!|
|Particularly lively bunch!|
|Surviving Breast Cancer.|
|A moving dedication.|
Big thanks, by the way, to the girls at 'Pit Stop One' (including Heidi) who kept me supplied with water, energy drinks, and even a spare McDonalds 'coffee' (well, any port in a storm). Pit Stop Two, as well - even though they had hot chocolate - but no coffee.
And how inspiring it was to see the tears on the faces of two women I came across, after about 23 miles, in serious discomfort, fiercely determined to limp the final few miles, regardless, because, in one woman's words:
"Pain is Temporary: Achievement is Forever"
|Self, just before setting out.|