Inspirational & Motivational Speaker Carol Dellinger...Finisher of 311 Marathons and a 9 Year Breast Cancer Survivor......"You never know how strong you have to be until being strong is the only option"
I finished the Yakima River Canyon Marathon yesterday, my 236th overall marathon finish! It was very cold at the start in the canyon, 28 degrees, Burrrr!!!!! Then the sun came out and it was 50 degrees by finish time! I ran with a great guy named Steve from start to finish who was running his 36th marathon, nice guy from Florida. I think he was freezing! Had a great welcome home at the finish and cried like a baby again, Being a breast cancer survivor has made me emotional at the finishline!
I am excited for my 236th marathon this weekend at the Yakima River Canyon Marathon here in Washington State! I have done this marathon several times and it is really a beautiful coarse! It is a Saturday marathon, so I will have Sunday to recover before heading back to work on Monday, and one of the only marathons I don"t fly too! So no air travel this weekend!
My speaking engagement at the Rock N Roll Dallas Half Marathon went great. I received a standing ovation when I was introduced and another standing ovation when I finished! I made them all laugh and cry! It was a very inspiring night! My race went well yesterday as well, This is a really nice new event and hope to return next year.
Oh my gosh, it is close to 60 degrees here in Spokane this weekend. Ran some awesome long runs getting ready for the new Rock N Roll Dallas Half Marathon next weekend. Got some new Saucony apparel to show off next weekend in the big D! Everyone get out there and move!