|Pre-race high five from Jimmy|
|The race director of the Leading Ladies Marathon|
|Dinner With Amy Yanni|
I returned from my Wyoming day-trip to meet Amy Yanni (another amazing lady) for dinner who was my inspiration for running my 24 sub four hour marathons in 2011. She is the only lady to have ran more than 24 sub four hour marathons in 24 states in a year. Needless to say, Amy is a role model but not just in running. Amy, has a Ph.d in EDU and spent most of her life being a service oriented attorney who retired to participate in the Teach For America Program to help educate children in the poverty stricken areas of Mississippi while racing really fast marathons around the US. We had so much in common as we discussed not only marathons but the challenges of being an educator. Amy Yanni is also a cancer survivor who discovered she had cancer through a benign tumor just as I did. After dinner, we returned to our respective hotels and set our alarms for 3:30 am. I went to sleep inspired and empowered from our dinner conversation.
|Devils Tower, Wyoming|