Tuesday, October 11, 2005
As Jimmy Buffet said about tattoos, "Hell yes, it hurts!" The Portland Marathon is now in the books and those ugly rumors about me wanting to quit FOUR blocks before the finish line are completely scandalous. Also the ones about me yelling to the belly dancers, "Shake it girls! I didn't come all the way up here to have to wave your veil at me!" Yeah and then there's the one about me yelling my blood pressure to the resident standing outside the hospital, followed by a "You know it, Mister!". And when we were smoking by other women my age on our way to the finish line by saying, "That's my daughter ahead of me; she's University of Portland All American." I had just hoped to get out of town before this information became public.
So many people have said, "JBelle! JBelle! yer old as dirt! yer huge! ya have no sense! how did YOU finish the Portland Marathon???" Well, folks, I'll tell ya, it's simple.
With hard work and your guardian angel, dreams do come true. And yes, I did cry at the finish line.
~for God's special angel, Peedy McCarthy
The Kan 'EWA