For those of you who are new to my blog or accessing it through the Cleveland Marathon homepage for the first time. I am a huge fan of Twitter. I first signed up for a twitter on May 6th 2009. At first I didn't do much with it besides follow some professional cyclists and news feeds. I did this until this past November. I am not exactly sure how I got the idea, but I began to follow local twitter feeds from fellow Ohio runners, cyclists, and triathletes. Through doing that, I have met some truly inspirational people around the country. I,mm not exactly sure who came out with the name Angels and Ninjas, but I think it was either @cooktraineatrce or @Tridiesel. Angels and Ninjas is a support group of fellow athletes. We share our training tips, workouts, and provide constant support to each other. Well, except for Tuesdays and Thursdays. That is trash talk time, which pretty much ends up being a battle of trash talk between Ohio Athletes and our Texas buddies. If you are reading this blog and are interested in meeting some truly inspirational people who are always willing to help. Then I recommend you sign up for Twitter today and follow these Angles and Ninjas. Without the support from these fellow athletic friends, doing things like training for a marathon. Would be a lot harder than without their help.
I would like to thank the following people. All of you are truly inspirational and have been a big help to me.
@CooktraineatRce - A ironman, blogger, training maniac, and recipe genius. Thank you for all your help this week.
@Tridiesel - I am still not sure if this guy is real or not (inside joke), but this guy is so inspiring. He sweats inspiration. Thank you.
@JillMEarle - A fellow NEO runner and tribe fanatic that I've recently had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you Jill for all your support.
@MattyO_83 - A fellow NEO runner, cyclist, and ironman in training. Thanks buddy and good luck running the Cleveland marathon.
@jeep4wdva - Former Ohioan who is a triathlete and fellow cycling fanatic. Thanks buddy for all the support.
@ShellsRuns - Fellow NEO runner and Pancake Mafia captain. Thanks Michelle for all your support.
To these fellow triathlete rockstars @ironmanbythirty, @vrljc, @caratunkgirl, @Athleticprformr, @milesmusclesmom, @skdickers Thanks for all you support
To my fellow Texas Ironmen and runners @Allie0622, @Tri2live, @theladybaha, @JeffIrvin Thank you for all your help.
To my fellow Ohio runners @cbkingery, @RunrJenRN, @Raymondromero, @runningmom2boys, @CLECraftBeerRun, @el_lunchbx_runs, @heathamursch, @seesararun, @aj1209, @poiseinparma, @finishingfirsts, @RachaelMarchini, @ChristinaD222, @Iseibs, @KrisRunTri, @Kterp @Kimikay. Thanks and best of luck to you in your races.
To my fellow Triathletes from Canada aye @rbuike, @rbirse, @Adenatri. Thanks for everything.
To the future NEO Marathon Maniac Crew @Justin_MCL, @mollyberries, @mojamala2 I hope I am crazy enough to join your crew.
Also, I can't forget my non-twitter supporters. My parents who taught me that anything is achievable through hard work. A big thanks to my Sister Megan who will be making her racing debut this Summer. Also, a big thanks to fellow Stow runners Angie Rubino and Jen Fissette. Hopefully some day, I will be as fast as you two. Last but not least, thanks to my college buddy Johna. Thank you for all your race day quotes.
I know I probably repeated myself quite a but in this post, but I just want to say one final thank you to everyone who has been there for me. I will be thinking about all of you this Sunday.