Video Blogging: Scenes from the 26.2 with Donna

Although I wasn’t a marathon participant, I still can’t shake the feeling of the day.  It was truly powerful. Breast cancer is a horrible disease and seeing more than 10,000 women and men, gathered in one place, fiercely facing their challenges… it was awesome, in the truest sense of the word.  Below are the welcoming remarks from event organizer, marathon trainer and former Olympic athlete Jeff Galloway and Donna Deegan, just moments before the starting gun. Musician Daniel App performs his original song, the theme song for this year’s race Believe in the Beat.  For those of you who didn’t see it the first time … or perhaps you’d like to relive those exciting moments when it all came down to the start, welcome to race morning, redux:

Finally, the official start of the race!  Perhaps you’ll see yourself, or a friend?  

Perhaps I’ll be in the starting gate next year?  I think I can manage being part of a relay team.  I’ve never enjoyed the sport of running much although I completed three 10ks and even snagged a medal as a top 50 finisher in the last one! (It was a while ago.) Today  I prefer swimming as my cardio fitness but after witnessing so many women of all ages, united in fitness and to raise money to wipe out the horrific disease of breast cancer, I am rethinking my own physical capabilities and goals.

In any case, I bow to the greatness of every one of you who participated in the race.  


  1. Nick Lulli says:

    I say Donna should form some sort of kayaking and swimming event on the Santa Fe and at Blue Springs!

  2. Maji says:

    It was a fantastic event. I ran the 3rd leg of the relay in the Atlantic beach area. It was beautiful.I have also been volunteering since they started this event 3 years ago. Great reporting, I really enjoy reading and the pictures you took.

  3. Mickey (Michel) Johnson says:

    …very cool. jeannie…you should do the relay. i think you would love it…then i could see you! xo, mickey

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