This site has made a huge difference for me. We have been rather cash poor since I took time off to have my two younger sons and care for my mother in her last days. I ran a marathon last year. I could have let all that training fade away but this site and all the encouraging, generous and loving people have kept me motivated and focused. When my mother passed away in Nov. 2007 my teammates held me up and kept me moving. My sisters and I ran the marathon for her with the American Heart Association's Team Train To End Stroke http://www.ttes-ca.org
I feel like we are the ones who ended up with the gift. I am in the best shape I've been in since my oldest son was born. I am getting ready to accomplish a lifelong dream of completing a marathon. I stumbled upon Spark People while I was reading through MyPoints. I can't believe all of this life-changing stuff has been free, just for sharing with the people I consider friends. Thanks to the community we have at SparkPeople!!!
- 4/30/2008 11:40:46 PM