I turn 40 this year and my goal is to run a marathon in October. Crazy sounding, I know...but I don't want to jump out of a plane or anything. I just want to run for 5 hours and go 26 miles. (O.k., putting it that way it is a little crazy... but I am determined). I have a fantastic running partner, my 7 month old Vizsla puppy. She has boundless energy and is built to move. I believe she loves it as much as I do.
I liken this adoption to a marathon. You can't run one overnight and it takes months of training (paperwork, actually). You have to make it to one "lampost" in order to make it to another one and another. So as I train here in the states for my marathon, I can't help but think that I am getting closer to my Ethiopian finish line...even if it's just one lampost at a time.