Bear with me as I stray a bit from my usual content (decorating, home-making etc..).

This kick-ass looking runner is my sister-in-law. She runs 100 mile Ultra-Marathons - and WINS!

This weekend she is defending one of her wins last year in Colorado. The race begins at 6 am on Friday. She expects to finish sometime Saturday morning. I am not kidding....she runs continuously for over 24 hours - at 11,000 ft, in the mountains, on trails, through rivers, over snow, in rain/hail etc...and WINS!

My brother "paces" her for the last 40 miles of the race. This picture was taken of them last year. I love it! I am proud of them - to me they do the extraordinary with humility and grace. They are wonderful examples to my children. They make me think about what I can do in my own life to set personal challenges (don't look for me to run an ultra marathon, I know my limitations!).

Our family is off to visit Chicago for the weekend so I will be away from blogging. Have a wonderful weekend friends.

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6 comments on "~~~~~Admiration~~~~~"
  1. Wow, amazing!! If only I could do a marathon!! Have a great weekend in Chicago! Loved your 4th post. What a darling town you live in!! Lets catch up soon!

    Oh, I had all the trim and my porch painted out an off white color, I am going to send you some before and after pics as I know you will totally appreciate it!! Took the "seriousness" out of the brick and cozied it up a bit!


  2. What a fabulous post! This is my first time visiting as I saw your photo on My Sweet Savannah's site and it reminded me of my friend who does the same. Amazing, but I always tease her about how her idea of fun is running 50 miles on Saturday and 50 miles on Sunday with friends. What?!?
    Have a great visit in Chicago and I look forward to visiting you again~

  3. Now I am totally laughing at myself for seeing where I actually was... I guess waking up at 4:30 am definitely affects my brain...
    Morning Jill...

  4. lol.
    just read Kim's comment.
    i wish you were coming here to see me in little ole st. charles...

  5. Good luck to your sister-in-law on her upcoming race.

  6. Very inspiring! I see runners around town and always feel the urge to jump out of my car and join them. The thing is, I've never been a runner and I'm sure I'd have heart failure ten minutes in! But maybe one of these days... if I start slowly...


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