Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Returning to where it all began ( I sure hope there's no rain this time.)

Many of you may remember this cherished photo of mine from a rain soaked 2008 Flying Pig. That was a day that changed my life forever. It was the day that my beautiful, beloved wife and eternal companion and I through the influence of a fabulous, God-sent friend and my sister from another mother, steered our lives towards, more healthy goal oriented living. It literally brought tears of extreme heart felt joy to my eyes as I watched these two beautiful women cross the finish line in their respective events on that day accomplishing some very lofty goals and enjoying the fruits of their training. As I have spoken of before though, this was also the creation of something that has become one of the most beloved things in my life, my team, "Pink Princess Racing."

well folks, in a little over 5 weeks, on the morning of May 2ND "Pink Princess Racing" will make it's 2009 debut returning to the streets of Cincinnati, in the event that started it all at the 2009 running of the Flying Pig

P2R '09 is a stronger, trimmer team whose goals are even more ambitious this year. It really excites me that the team for the Pig will grow to include, Maura's daughter Mikayla, Our sweet niece Courtney, and in her first event ever, Sylvia's younger sister and my darling "Lil Sis" Margaret. These ladies are truly my newest racing hero's Sylvia is entering the same event she participated in last year with one slight twist, she's entering as a runner rather than a walker this year. although she will both run and walk. It has been an inspirational thrill to watch Sylvia and Maura train together for this event and I am looking so forward to witnessing the accomplishment of their goals this year. I feel a little somber that my original goal of joining my team on the streets at this years event wont be realized but my time will come later this year. To sum things up, I couldn't be prouder of my team. All my adult life, I have had a profound respect and honor for fighters, I don't mean like in the UFC or the WWE, but common people who have set goals for themselves or are doing battle with physical infirmities and fighting to improve themselves every day, To me this is what Pink Princess Racing is all about. I love my team and vow to follow their example So I want any of you who see any of my team over the coming weeks to be sure to wish them luck.



Patty said...

Go Pink Princess Racing!! I'm so impressed with how far you've all come already!!

Mama D said...

You all are inspirational!! P2R members are accomplishing some wonderful things! Can't wait to hear about the race.

Leslie said...

Wahooo!! Gooooo Pink Princess Racing team!!
So proud of your accomplishments!

Pampered Princess said...

As a proud member of the team I say "WoooooHooooo!!!!!!" I am in full countdown mode to the blessed event! I love spring racing and can't wait to get started. Thanks for the inspirational post Chief!!!

"Smile, God loves you."

"Smile, God loves you."