sharelle: (Marine Corps)
A rather angry rant about the VFW )

My best to those, past and present, who have dedicated their lives to the service of our country in any capacity.

You are all heroes, and should be recognized as such.
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
A rather angry rant about the VFW )

My best to those, past and present, who have dedicated their lives to the service of our country in any capacity.

You are all heroes, and should be recognized as such.
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
Every year this commercial comes on at Christmastime. And every year I tear up whenever I see it.

Favorite commercial ever.

sharelle: (Marine Corps)
Every year this commercial comes on at Christmastime. And every year I tear up whenever I see it.

Favorite commercial ever.

sharelle: (Marine Corps)
Thank you all so much for the well wishes! (I managed to check my email very quickly prior to the race, and the encouragement in my Inbox really helped to carry me through!)

I just arrived home from Washington DC, and I'm soooo ready to sleep for a good long time. (Called off work tomorrow and everything. *G*)

But, yes, I did finish the race. (Ran every step!) 26.2 miles in 4 hours 28 minutes. (That's actually two whole minutes faster than I had predicted.) I am now a strange mixture of psyched and incredibly, incredibly sleepy.

Pictures to come soon! More personal "thank yous" tomorrow. Bed now.

Thanks again! *many big hugs*
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
Thank you all so much for the well wishes! (I managed to check my email very quickly prior to the race, and the encouragement in my Inbox really helped to carry me through!)

I just arrived home from Washington DC, and I'm soooo ready to sleep for a good long time. (Called off work tomorrow and everything. *G*)

But, yes, I did finish the race. (Ran every step!) 26.2 miles in 4 hours 28 minutes. (That's actually two whole minutes faster than I had predicted.) I am now a strange mixture of psyched and incredibly, incredibly sleepy.

Pictures to come soon! More personal "thank yous" tomorrow. Bed now.

Thanks again! *many big hugs*
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
Well, my friends, wish me luck! The Marine Corps Marathon is tomorrow morning. (This time, tomorrow, in fact.) I've been really excited about this, especially during the past week.

I'll be driving to DC within the hour, so I probably won't get to respond to anyone until I return. Hugs to all of you for all the encouragement you've given me over these past few months. I really feel ready to do this!

26.2 miles, here I come! See you on the other side!
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
Well, my friends, wish me luck! The Marine Corps Marathon is tomorrow morning. (This time, tomorrow, in fact.) I've been really excited about this, especially during the past week.

I'll be driving to DC within the hour, so I probably won't get to respond to anyone until I return. Hugs to all of you for all the encouragement you've given me over these past few months. I really feel ready to do this!

26.2 miles, here I come! See you on the other side!
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
The Marine Corps Marathon is two weeks from today and, after completing my final long run in preparation, I've learned a few things -- about myself and in general . . .

Ten Things I've Learned About Running - in no particular order )

I'll be tapering off with my distance over the next two weeks. (And trying to eat less carbs, so the pasta dinner will do its job on the night before. That will be the most difficult.)

The end is in sight, and I'm excited! I've already done so much more than I thought I was capable of!
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
The Marine Corps Marathon is two weeks from today and, after completing my final long run in preparation, I've learned a few things -- about myself and in general . . .

Ten Things I've Learned About Running - in no particular order )

I'll be tapering off with my distance over the next two weeks. (And trying to eat less carbs, so the pasta dinner will do its job on the night before. That will be the most difficult.)

The end is in sight, and I'm excited! I've already done so much more than I thought I was capable of!
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I'm currently training for a marathon. A few months ago I signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon, a choice which probably doesn't come as any big surprise to anyone who's read my LJ for a little while. I've been training quite a lot lately, and I'm supposed to be running the event with my father and my brother - both marines. I'm really looking forward to it, but my practice schedule is one of the reasons I haven't been online much lately.

I do miss talking to you all more actively. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. *hugs*

For as excited as I am about the event itself (which is at the end of October), the thought of 26.2 miles. Just . . . whoa.
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I'm currently training for a marathon. A few months ago I signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon, a choice which probably doesn't come as any big surprise to anyone who's read my LJ for a little while. I've been training quite a lot lately, and I'm supposed to be running the event with my father and my brother - both marines. I'm really looking forward to it, but my practice schedule is one of the reasons I haven't been online much lately.

I do miss talking to you all more actively. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. *hugs*

For as excited as I am about the event itself (which is at the end of October), the thought of 26.2 miles. Just . . . whoa.
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
Last night my brother was officially (and honorably) discharged from the Marine Corps. This afternoon he is on his way back home for good.

I can't even begin to express how proud I am of him.

Thank you to the wonderful members of my friends list for being so supportive with good thoughts and prayers when they were needed. I'm not sure how to express my thanks in that area either.

It's been a very long four years (almost to the day), and I'm very happy to say that it's finally over. This is going to be a very nice Easter.

*many hugs*
sharelle: (Marine Corps)
Last night my brother was officially (and honorably) discharged from the Marine Corps. This afternoon he is on his way back home for good.

I can't even begin to express how proud I am of him.

Thank you to the wonderful members of my friends list for being so supportive with good thoughts and prayers when they were needed. I'm not sure how to express my thanks in that area either.

It's been a very long four years (almost to the day), and I'm very happy to say that it's finally over. This is going to be a very nice Easter.

*many hugs*
sharelle: (Bless our Troops)
I was on my way out the door when I got a call that Tom has arrived back in the States! Yay! Currently he's back on his base in North Carolina with my parents and, although I won't get to see him until he comes home (officially) next weekend, I'm just happy and relieved to know he's finally back in the country.

Thank God . . . and thank all of you for your prayers and/or good wishes. I know they helped to bring him home again safely. *many hugs to my flist*
sharelle: (Bless our Troops)
I was on my way out the door when I got a call that Tom has arrived back in the States! Yay! Currently he's back on his base in North Carolina with my parents and, although I won't get to see him until he comes home (officially) next weekend, I'm just happy and relieved to know he's finally back in the country.

Thank God . . . and thank all of you for your prayers and/or good wishes. I know they helped to bring him home again safely. *many hugs to my flist*
sharelle: (Rum Gone? (from vicxntric))
Take care, friends. I will be away from the internet until Tuesday, as I'll be visiting my brother in North Carolina. (He heads back to Iraq next week. Keep a good thought, if you would.)

I hope everyone has a very nice weekend. *hugs to all*
sharelle: (Rum Gone? (from vicxntric))
Take care, friends. I will be away from the internet until Tuesday, as I'll be visiting my brother in North Carolina. (He heads back to Iraq next week. Keep a good thought, if you would.)

I hope everyone has a very nice weekend. *hugs to all*
sharelle: (Starbuck)
Well, we found the Sons in Service flag. It was down the street in some bushes. Yeah, someone could have taken it and thrown it there, but since I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, I'm going to blame the wind. It *was* more than a little blustery today. I'm just happy we got it back.

Tom is leaving tomorrow after a very nice visit. He won't be going back overseas, though; he'll be stationed in North Carolina now. So I'll get to see him at Christmas. (Those of you who have been hanging around my journal for a while will know that this will be the first Christmas that my family has *not* celebrated more than two months early. We celebrated in October for the past 2 years, at least, since Tom was always away.) I'll miss him, of course, but it will be nice to at least have him in the same time-zone now.

And finally, because I got tagged tackled and double-teamed by [livejournal.com profile] bbluvskt and [livejournal.com profile] r_scribbles (Hee!), here are a few tunes I fancy...

That Music Meme )
sharelle: (Starbuck)
Well, we found the Sons in Service flag. It was down the street in some bushes. Yeah, someone could have taken it and thrown it there, but since I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, I'm going to blame the wind. It *was* more than a little blustery today. I'm just happy we got it back.

Tom is leaving tomorrow after a very nice visit. He won't be going back overseas, though; he'll be stationed in North Carolina now. So I'll get to see him at Christmas. (Those of you who have been hanging around my journal for a while will know that this will be the first Christmas that my family has *not* celebrated more than two months early. We celebrated in October for the past 2 years, at least, since Tom was always away.) I'll miss him, of course, but it will be nice to at least have him in the same time-zone now.

And finally, because I got tagged tackled and double-teamed by [livejournal.com profile] bbluvskt and [livejournal.com profile] r_scribbles (Hee!), here are a few tunes I fancy...

That Music Meme )

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