Thursday, February 05, 2009

Are You Freakishly Flexible?



There are running heroes all around us. There's Usain Bolt, who can run at superhuman speeds and make it look easy. Paula Radcliffe is a kick-ass marathon mama. Lance Armstrong decided to ditch that silly bike and try his hand at a real sport.

But then, there are ordinary runners who are just as worthy of our admiration. Without a doubt,
Non-Runner Nancy is one of those people. Nancy may not be the fastest runner out there, but she has more heart than anyone I know. She works hard at her running - and has inspired countless other runners with her virtual races. She's also not afraid to slide on some lipstick and have a good time with a race.

But our girl Nancy just got some bad news. Thanks to freakishly flexible hips, she has an injury that may keep her from ever running again. My heart breaks for her, though I know that she'll be okay and will find another sport she loves just as much.

To honor Nancy, Jog America has created a virtual race in her honor: The Freakishly Flexible 5K. I will join Nancy's legion of fans in running 3.1 on Valentine's Day.

I ask you, my devoted and sexy readers, to join us on the road. Lace up your shoes and give up the love for someone whose dedication and love of running is bar none. Run 3.1 for Nancy, who wishes she could. Let her know how much we care.

7 comments:

Nat said...

Oh you have to know I'm up for this one... I *heart* Nancy.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

OMG you are so dang sweet. I am crying my eyes out. Thank you so much. I will be okay, just gotta find my new thing.

XOXO

Jennifer Burgett said...

I am IN!!!! I love Nancy and my heart breaks also for her loss of running.

If I can find a cave suit and some bright lipstick I will be wearing that too! :)

USJogger said...

Thanks for joining! I'm excited about this!

newsjunkie said...

I'll be running 18 miles that day. Can I dedicate 3.1 of them to Nancy?

milebymile said...

Thanks for the info, Betsy! Here's hoping Nancy feels our footsteps as the support of her many, many friends . . .

Roisin said...

I'm there! I can't think of a better thing to do on Singles Awareness Day! My heart goes out to Nancy.