30 August 11: Thank you! And Swifters.

by hillarybiscay

I just wanted to thank you all for the big, huge virtual hug I have received in the last 24 hours. WOW. From your comments here to the countless emails and texts I received, my spirits were buoyed in a big way. I like to think it is not often that I am as bummed out as I was post-race on Sunday (not sure I have ever cried post-race out of disappointment until #50!), and this experience has just showed me how many amazing friends I have. Thank you all for being there when I needed you. Even people I have never met in person sent such thoughtful messages. I am truly moved. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

50 finish video
Reader Tim even sent me a video of my finish! Click on link above if you are interested. I am definitely saving this one for posterity!

I am happy to report that I am now home in Tucson with my Cat for a whole 9.5 days, which is twice as much time as I have had at home in the last almost-three months! Yes!

He already spent his big winnings before I returned home and is Swift-ing as we speak . . . Cat is obsessed with the Swifter (“Swif-TAH”) and all things like it and rewarded himself with a WetJet this time. Apparently since we now have two of these machines we could Swift together, but I negged that idea. Wouldn’t want to deprive the GCM of any of his Swifting enjoyment.

Thanks to Kerry Ynestad for this picture of Cat crushing it in Minnesota on Saturday. I can just see the burning desire for a new Swifter on his face!

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