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The Home Stretch with Sarah

by on May.20, 2012, under The Making of a Warrior Princess

Today, I ran the Diva Half Marathon in N Myrtle Beach SC. I was so pleased to see over 4,000 women of all ages, shapes, and sizes powering up for their wellness, many of them setting great examples for their children who were cheering them on from the sidelines.  It was a good experience for my daughter, Jewelian, who was there to see her Mama off and watch her come back in. She made a great cheerleader.

I was running the race solo until about mile 11 when I picked up a young kindergarten teacher, 27, from Chapel Hill NC. She was struggling with knee pain. She told me her name was Sarah. I said, “Well Sarah, I’m Terri.  Its only a 5K from here and we’re going in together.” She looked at me, smiled, and said “OK”.   I offered the distraction of conversation and we pushed on together for the next 2 miles. At mile 13 I said “We’re almost home and we’re gonna finish strong so give it all you’ve got from here”. I turned the corner on the last 0.1mile stretched out and running. I crossed the finish line at 2:20 on the clock with Sarah…right behind me! I was so proud of her.

Jewelian and I after the race. She loved the boa and tiara.

Here’s to all the Sarahs of the world with the moxie to make it to the finish line.

These are the makings of a warrior princess.

Terri King

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