“Today we got up at 4am. We wanted to cover 14 miles right away because there was going to be a reception at South Brook Junction. I was feeling pretty good and the first 2 3/4 miles went quite nicely then all of a sudden I was seeing 8 pictures of everything. I was dizzy and light headed but I made it to the van. It was a frightening experience. Was it all over? Was everything finished? Would I let everybody down? I told myself it is too late to give up. I would keep going no matter what happened. If I died I would die happy because I was doing what I wanted to do.”