Monday, September 27, 2010

Cathy - Tahoe Double Dare - 144 Miles

Cathy is running the Tahoe Double Dare in the loving memory of her daughter Kimi who lost her young life to colon cancer. Kimi was 37 years young when she lost her battle.

The Tahoe Double Dare is running two 72 milers around the lake, each in opposite directions. That's 144 miles!!! Cathy's crew was eager and excited to be a part of this amazing journey. Two times around the beautiful Lake Tahoe lake.

Cathy and the crew getting ready for their night run.

The temperature dropped to the low 30's. It was a beautiful night with a full moon.

I ran into Cathy on day 1 at mile 23. Cathy was finishing up her 1st loop around the lake. Looking good Cathy...Keep going!!! You're a strong and amazing woman!!!

You did it Cathy and Kimi was with you every step of the way! When God picks flowers he picks the most precious and beautiful to bring home...
I am on an endless journey through eternity...

In the infinity of life, all is perfect, whole, and complete. The cycle of life is also perfect, whole, and complete. There is a time of beginning, a time of growth, a time of being, a time of withering or wearing out, and a time of leaving. This is all part of the perfection of life. I sense it as normal and natural, and though saddened at times, I accept the cycle and its rhythms. Sometimes there is an abrupt ending in mid-cycle. I am jarred and feel threatened. Someone dies too soon, or something was smashed and broken. However, I know that life is ever-changing. There is no beginning and no end, only a constant cycling and recycling of substance and experience. Life is never stuck or static or stale, for each moment is ever-new and fresh. Every ending is a new point of beginning.
-Louise L. Hay-

To learn more about colon cancer visit "The Colon Club".

Keep Believing in yourself and your Dreams!
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

1 comment:

  1. Yolanda, thanks for such a beautiful write up about Cathy's saga. It was wonderful to see you out there and hope to see you again soon. Good luck on your continued quest. I will be praying for your successful completion of your goal. Laura