Saturday, April 18, 2009

See Jane Run

Jim and I before the start of the race

My friend Amy that I work with.

Jim and I after the race.... We did it!

A little bit about the race, and about Pat Tillman.
Pat Tillman's friends and family created Pat's Run as a way to celebrate Pat's passionate legacy. Pat's friend and former head trainer for Arizona State University, initiated and developed the concept of a 4.2 mile run/walk around Arizona State with a finish on the 42-yard line of Sun Devil Stadium (#42 was Pat's number while a Sun Devil). Perry wanted the event to be something physical, outdoors, and open to all saying, "With Pat's Run, people are motivated to exercise and do something positive for themselves, while honoring Pat's memory, sharing their stories and ultimately being an inspiration to others."
Pat was an incredible athlete, who served our country.
In the evening of April 22nd, 2004, Pat's unit was ambushed as it traveled through the rugged, canyon terrain of Eastern Afghanistan. His heroic efforts to provide cover for his fellow soldiers as they escaped from the canyon led to his tragic death.
It was an honor to run today along with 20,000 others.


Cheela said...

Good for you, Jane!! You have to keep up those running skills for your job every day!!!!!

velvet brick said...

I'm in total awe of you and Jim! You guys rock!!! Congrats on such a wonderful achievement and for such a honorable cause! Way to go!!! : ))

melanie said...

Way to go, Jane!!! That seems like such a fun race!

Jenny said...

You DID it!
Now come do Boston next year!

Becca said...

YEAH! Good job!

sweet pea dee said...

Way to go Jane & Jim!!