Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Never Say Never

Remember last year in this post when I said I would never run another event at the Cleveland Marathon?  Well, I should never say never because I just received the following email.

Dear Jodi:
Please take a minute to read these final instructions for the 35th Annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and the Rite Aid Cleveland 5K presented by the Organization for Autism Research. Our website, www.clevelandmarathon.com , is also a great resource for the most up-to-date event information.

Your bib number is 12546. You are registered for the Half Marathon.

See the Cleveland 1/2 Marathon was the first half I ran after returning to running in 2009 and I finished issue free with a smile on my face so I decided I would return to Cleveland for my May 1/2 marathon.

As many of you know my 2010 Cleveland Marathon experience ended in an ambulance.
Followed by my 2011 Cleveland experience ending at the finish line after almost 6 hours filled with anxiety attacks and frustration.  To this day, I stand by the statement that I would not have finished the race if Dave hadn't been with me every step of the way.  I am forever grateful for his support that day.

I do have a secret goal for this Sunday's half marathon but that goal is between me and my running shoes.  I will let you know how it turns out!!

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Good luck Jodi!! I know you will do great! You always do! :)

  2. Do not let the ghosts of races past mess with you this weekend girl, you KNOW you are strong!

  3. You're right...never say never!! Good luck! You're going to rock this!!!

  4. Good luck Sunday! Glad to hear you decided to give Cleveland another chance! ;-)