Steven and I received the best and sweetest gift in the mail from the wonderful Phil and his family.
Ohhh, the magic of Phil. This literally made us light up and was so thoughtful of him. After speaking with Phil on the phone we learned that his daughter Abby had the most to do with the layout and actual putting together of the shadow box. Thanks Abby!! It is a treasure now in our home forever. The box includes the number Phil had across his chest as he ran the Boston Marathon 2013 with Wylder in his heart, the route he ran, the warrior himself, your playlist of tunes Phil listened to on his run and the marathon metal. So many amazing trinkets to commemorate an amazing achievement and honor for our family. Thank you Phil and fam, we love you all very much.
Phil has been slow to recuperate from his calf injury on the 100 mile marathon, but is slowly getting back into the swing of his love for running with the help of loads of physical therapy. He is officially on the upswing and we were so glad to hear that news. He also, let us know that Kelsey is recuperating from the same marathon, and already back to running some distance. Yeah. I love the amazing-ness of people like Phil and Kelsey that have come into our lives forever now.
All this Phil talk keeps me on the discussion of running (of course) for this blog. There is exciting news to report … this yeas official Charity of choice for the 2014 PF Chang’s Marathon here in the valley is TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disease! Yeah! There will be so much awareness for rare disease including Niemann Pick A at this run because Wylder is one of the kids featured to run for. Oh, sweet Wylder … you are so loved.
There is a method to my madness for telling you about this uh-mazing-ness so early, as the run is not until January 19th. That is … in case you feel like running for Wylder and children with rare disease. Oh yeah. There is still plenty of time to train (coming from the person who has never run a day in her life, that is easy for me to say, ha!) and I know many of you out there have a love for running and may want to participate, so I wanted to give you lots of warning. Please just email me and let me know and I’ll get you registered. (Shannon@wyldernation.org) There is no pressure at all, seriously, just wanted to make sure I didn’t have anyone wishing they had known about the run sooner so they could have been involved.
I often have felt a marathon is something I would love to learn and tackle myself, but as I huff and puff down my cold-e-sack barely making it to the end and hitching a ride from a neighbor the 4 houses home … I have come to realize it is not for me. Oh well, you know I will be loud and proud on the sidelines on January 19th, cowbell and all!
The future fundraising for this event will continue to go to Wylder’s Research Project at TGen. I do promise there is more coming on the details of this project soon (we just continue to work through the contracts etc).
Here is the brochure about a few of the Warrior Kids sponsored in the upcoming marathon.
Goodnight sweet Wylder, we love and miss you. We know that all things are possible because of you and the support of the Nation you continue to surround us with. xoxo
PF Changs Marathon
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