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St. Jude Country Music Marathon Inspiration - 04/28/14

I had an amazing time over the weekend as a spectator at the Country Music Marathon. Last year, I ran the half marathon in the pouring rain... even though I had to sit the run out this year because of my bad allergies- it was an amazing experience to get an up close look at the St. Jude Heroes who participate every year.

Before I found out I'd that I'd have to sit out the run this year, I was training with Steve Blume. He is an incredible St. Jude local hero, and he is so dedicated to raising money for the St. Jude mission. I attended the Heroes Pasta Party with him on Friday night. At the dinner runners not only prepped for the big day with huge pasta meals, the program also highlighted the major fundraisers and introduced everyone to a St. Jude family. In addition, they had live entertainment- incredible song writers performed!

I am so impressed with all the Heroes and how hard they work to raise funds for St. Jude. Next year, I will absolutely join their mission and sing up for the half marathon as Hero. Steve Blume has inspired me!

What inspires you?

@ErinSteerClear

 

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OLYMPIC SLED RIDE

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- If this record-breaking winter isn't wild enough -- you can slide belly-down on sled at about 40 miles per hour. The site of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, is offering skeleton sledding. For 75 bucks, visitors can try the twisting sled run. It's all over in a flash, about 40 seconds. Scott Hayes of Toronto says it was a lot faster than he anticipated. Jillian Frascoia of Richmond, Vermont, says it was scary, but great.

BASKETBALL JERSEY CONTROVERSY

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's was an attempt to think pink. And it almost cost a girls' high school basketball team a chance to play for the Los Angeles city championship. Officials disqualified Narbonne High, after the girls wore uniforms with pink letters and numbers for breast cancer awareness. Rules require teams to wear only their official school colors. Now, league officials have reversed their decision, but coach Victoria Sanders has been suspended for the rest of the season. Sanders tells the Los Angeles Times she accepts the punishment. The Narbonne girls' basketball program will be on probation through next season. The team faces Palisades High in the section championship game Saturday.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES-ALCOHOL

WASHINGTON (AP) -- You might think of it as the United States of booze. The National Archives is exploring America's long history with alcohol. Curators pulled 100 original items and documents from the archives. They include the 18th Amendment that created Prohibition, the 21st Amendment that repealed it, President Franklin Roosevelt's cocktail shaker and a first edition of "Alcoholics Anonymous." "Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History" opens tomorrow in Washington.

TIME CHANGE-SAME HOUSE

KENDALL, Kan. (AP) -- Think this weekend's time change is a headache? Well, consider the situation of Ron and Sherry Finlay. Their home near Kendall in western Kansas sits on the line that divides the Mountain and Central time zones. Walk through a door on one side of the house, it's Central Time. Go through another door, and it's Mountain Time. They tell the Hutchinson News they've decided to live on Mountain Time. But Sherry Finlay says it sometimes gets confusing for visitors.

 
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