First, Rick is a 41 year old insurance rep and volunteer EMT/firefighter in Michigan. He has a beautiful wife, Tammy and two amazing daughters Cheslea and Lindsey. Rick is running the Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio this weekend, in honor of his cousin, Cassy, who has severe cerebral palsy. Rick has been training through some nasty Michigan winter weather and battling a leg injuy without ever giving up. This guy epitomizes HTFU!! I know he's going to do GREAT this weekend and I can't wait to hear all about it!
Cold Michigan run.
Lorna (Freckes) is my running buddy from Glasgow, Scotland. She is a primary school teacher and will be running the famous London Marathon this weekend to raise money for children with cancer. She's running in memory of her cousin's son, who died of cancer last May at age 2. I have absolutely loved hearing all about Lorna's marathong training adventures, such as: shattering her Half Marathon PR in Edinburgh, tripping over a duck, finding out her dog ate her Gamin, and running with her father. Lorna's been incredibly dedicated to this training and very speedy, I think she's going to give Paula Radcliffe a "run" for her money this weekend!
Freckles and Family
Best of luck to both Lorna and Rick this weekend!! You two are amazing!! I'm so proud of both of you. You're both going to rock these races!! Make sure to enjoy the experience and smile for all the cameras!! And PLEASE post as soon as you can Sunday night and let us know how you did!!