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Oh What a Day!!!!  The above picture of me and Monica would have been a picture of Jennipher Walters and Tish Merritt Of @FitBottomedGirls www.fitbottomedgirls.com ….. But When they crested the hill….(I was busy checking my Blackberry to check their tweets because I was afraid that we had missed them)….and Monica noticed a runner fitting the description of  Tish (I have never seen a picture of these 2 ladies!!) look at our signs, hit the other girl running beside her…and they started shouting…”HEY…THAT’S US!!!!!”  Monica started hitting me and said…”Monique Monique….IT’S THEM!!!!!”  We were so excited to see them and cheer them on that I FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE!!!!! D’oh!!!  They did, however, take pictures of us …WHICH WAS WAY COOL!!!!!!  …….Let me take you back to the night before……

I found out earlier that week that the @FitBottomedGirl was going to be running the Disney Marathon.  I knew that they were training for a marathon but I didn’t know it was going to be one so close to me!  So, I moved my schedule around and got my “crew” together and we headed to Orlando on Saturday night.  We decided to make some signs for Tish and Jennipher so they could see their names along the marathon route to hopefully give them a little boost!!  Lexi was really happy about this because she loves to color!  I have a cousin who is a Disney exec so we stayed with her that night!

So, we ate dinner and spent time with my cousin Joy.  We had a blast!  I went out and bought some poster board.  Me, Monica, and Alexis began putting our creative juices to work.  We finished around 1:30 AM

I finally fell asleep around 2:30 AM!  The alarm went off at 5:30 AM…we were only 2 exits down from the marathon route!  I didn’t hear it and woke up in a panic at 6:30 AM!!  I woke Monica up BUT Alexis and Xavier WERE NOT HAVING IT!!!  I asked Lexi if she was sure she didn’t want to go (because she was so excited to show off her art work) she said..”Tell them that I said Good Luck” and rolled over and went back to sleep!  I was tickled!  I totally understood!  I asked my cousin Joy if it was ok if we left the kids and she said yes!  So me and Monica headed out!!  I was watching Tish and Jennipher tweet on my Blackberry so it gave me an idea of where they were!!  As we were passing the runners…I read a tweet that said “We see Magic Kingdom” This made me nervous because I couldn’t tell if they were in front of us or behind us!  I saw some spectators lined up along the route coming up a hill.  I liked that spot so I told Monica to turn in there!  I noticed that it was a private resort “The contemporary” and the people I saw in such a Great spot, were residents there!! Hmmmm….Time to work the cheek bones!!  “Hello, Mr. security guard man….We wanna cheer some friends on from this great spot….Pleeeeeeeeeese….?!?”   He said…”Ok” (A smile can get you far in life!! 😉  So we parked our car…grabbed the signs…and ran through crispy cold grass to our chosen spot….

As we are waiting and cheering EVERYONE  who was so courageous as to participate in a MARATHON, we met 2 guys, Darrin and Steve!!!  They had clappers and noise makers and they were SUPER LOUD AND ROWDY!!!!!  They represented the SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON!!!  they asked me the names of the runners that we were looking for so I told them Tish and Jennipher!  They just started screaming their names over and over!!  They said that they were sure that there would be other Tish and Jenns until OURS came along!!!  hey were adorable!!!  They also asked me what the girls looked like and if they were relatives!  I told them the description that I was given and I told them that I had never seen them BUT they were friends of mine from twitter and I was here to support them!  They thought that was ….CRAZY (because it was so cold) But also ABSOLUTELY COOL (because everyone likes to have a cheering squad) They kept talking to us…kept cheering for Tish and Jennipher and all the runners and we all tried to stay warm!!!

So…I check twitter…the last tweet was 38 minutes ago!!  Did we miss them?!?  Do we need to move closer to the finish line?!?

 Starting to become anxious….I pull my Blackberry out to check their tweets again (I cant feel my fingers and can’t make the buttons work)  This when Tish and Jennipher ran up the hill, out of the tunnel and into our sites….Well Monica’s sight cuz I was too busy trying to find them in my Blackberry!!!!!! LOL!!!  We all started cheering for them!!!!  They looked SO STRONG!!!!!! LIKE THEY HAD JUST STARTED!!!!  They were blowing us kisses…we were blowing them kisses….Tish held up the camera and started taking pictures of us!!!  I got so lost in the excitement that it wasnt until they vanished into the sea of runners that I realized that I DIDNT GET A PICTURE OF THEM!!!!!!!  I forgot about my Blackberry!!!!! This NEVER HAPPENS!!!!!!!!  Thats how AMAZING THE EXPERIENCE…..THE MOMENT WAS!!!!! 

I don’t think Jennipher and Tish have any idea how WONDERFULLY INSPIRING that moment was for me!!!!  Once I got back home….I registered for a 5K in Myrtle Beach!!!  Monica and Jessica are going to run it with me, as well as @damanlovett @PassionMD and my brother @KenpoDoc4!!!  The day after that….we will cheer on my sister-in-law who will be running her first marathon!!!! 

My advice to you, My readers, is this…… If you are thinking about running a race…..if you’re just curious to see what all the hype is about….if you’re just in need of a little INSPIRATION….. Go watch a race….YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID!!!!

THANK YOU, Ladies of @FitBottomedGirl !!!!!!!! Tish and Jennipher…This video is dedicated to YOU, MY FRIENDS!!!! January 10, 2010 The Disney Marathon….YOUR “ONE MOMENT IN TIME”

Love Ya Lots

Dr. Mo

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