Sunday, March 22, 2009

maratona de roma

Well, we just walked back into the hotel from the Marathon. She is a trooper. She ran under right at 7:00 hrs and some change. I didnt get to see it ( I was too busy having an emotional breakdown with the civil service people...that's a story that will come later). Lets just suffice it to say that she did amazing. I waited for her at km 34 with some other fans. One of the coaches told me that she had blisters. I thought he had the wrong person. Her mentor here is Marissa so I thought he had them mixed. Well, he was right. She was walking and when she got to me, she was hurting bad. I jumped in and finished (until they cut me out of the last leg...insert emotional breakdown) the rest with her. It was awesome. I have so much more to say, but no time right now. While I dont hurt like she does, I have to get upstairs and make sure she is being a good girl. I think there is and ice bath in her future and since I did 6 with a backpack full of clothes people had passed along during the race, there is something in my back is killing me. But, this is what we came for and it was an amazing day. We have made some new friends...go figure!

Thanks for your support and I promise pictures soon. Oh, and dont make fun this computer wont do spell check (b/c it is in italian) and I'm in a hurry!

Ps...if you see my mom, tell her we are alive and that she did make it!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Well tomorrow is the big day. We leave for Italy in the morning. My sister runs next Sunday. Well, it will be 9:00 our time, but really like 3:00 in the morning for you guys. So, when you are up getting ready for church she will be 6 hours in to her run. So, hopefully on the back leg! I'll be cheering her on in my purple survivor shirt. I can't believe all the waiting and it is finally here.

So, think about us this week. I'll leave you with this...

Monday, March 2, 2009

an email from Resa

The time is drawing near. I will be running my marathon in 20 days (March 22, 2009). As you probably know, I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program. I know many of you have taken the opportunity to make a donation to my fundraising campaign. I greatly appreciate your generosity in helping me support the cure for cancer. If you havent yet there is still time.

The students at school I teach at (Lively Elementary in Irving, TX) have done a tremendous job helping support the cure for cancer by raising over $1900 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you would like to donate as well, there is still time. Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

I am running in honor of my sister Keisha Pittman, who will be able to go to Rome with me to cheer me on. If you would like to check out more information about my race you can go to the official Rome Marathon site at

We are leaving March 16th to go to Italy. I run on March 22nd.

Thank you for your support both through your donation and through your prayers and support.
On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.

P.S. I would appreciate it if you would forward this email to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well. Thanks again.