January 06, 2011

Mileage sign-up time!

The countdown to Disney is growing even closer!  This time tomorrow I'll be on my way to meet the Shrinking Jeans Hookers.  Tomorrow night I'll be giving them their first round of hugs.

I'm starting to get nervous.  I'm starting to get emotional.  (How could I not with people like Barb blogging for us)?

One thing I've learned battling back from anemia is that its not about me.


(I had to yell because sometimes I forget.)

I love you ladies.  I love the encouragement you give me.  I love that you love me even though I probably should be smacked around a bit.  I love that you know just when that swift kick in the pants is needed.

So during this marathon - I want it to be about you.  Pick your mile.  I write down names on a postcard or something and store it in my bra.  I'll figure something out.  But pick it and let me pray for you during that mile.

If you have a specific prayer request that you don't want to put out there for the world, claim your mile in the comments then email me at stingysingleton (at) gmail (dot) com.

Or maybe you don't have a specific request.  You don't even have to believe in my God.  You can still claim a mile.   You might not get a full 12 minutes of prayer out of me.  I'll probably spend some of my time out there chasing down characters, digging for gels, and what not.  But I promise that you'll get at least part of it.

And before anyone claims it, I am going to be selfish and say that from mile 26.0 to 26.2 I'm probably just going to be focusing on me.  Forgive me m'kay?

Thank you for encouraging me along the way.  I appreciate each and every one of you!

Edited: This is open to anyone - not just the Sisterhood hookers!

Already claimed:

1- Lisa
2 - Penny
3 - Stella
4 - RR Mama
5 - Barb
6 - Tirah
7 - Butch
8 - Kim
9 - Lora
10 - Mari
12 - Tiffany
13 - Joanna
14 - Bari
21 - Amy
22 - Pubsgal
23 - Jaime
25 - Becca


  1. Dammit! *YOU* made me cry. I'm just a blubbering idiot today. And I love how you were keeping it real. "I may be chasing down characters or digging for a gel..." Ha!

  2. haha You are fabulous Brooke.

    I'll take 25-26. The only thing I really need prayers about is nursing school. PLEASE find some characters and hug them for me! I used to work at Pleasure Island so DW makes me all sentimental and weepy anyway. ;)

  3. love it! what a good idea! if you run out of sisterhood people, 9 is always my number ;)

  4. I'd love to take mile 14-15. That will be uncharted territory for me and might even be around phone call time.

    You definitely need to chase down characters and hug as many as you can (Tink and Minnie being personal favorites of mine).

    I love you and am so proud of you. You will definitely need to share a hug from me with the hookers you are meeting this weekend. I think I gave you an extra this summer that you can pass along :)

  5. I would like mile 6 please. I plan on doing my first 10K this year and that can be my encouragement.

    I love all the Disney characters but I hope you find Belle! She has always been one of my favorites and I know you really like her too.

  6. I don't have a favorite number, but my mister's is 7. You know what I need prayer for. If we get bad news after today's scans, then I'll probably need a couple of miles from you! ;) I hope you do awesome & have a super great time while you're there!!

  7. OMG!!! You're almost there!!!!!! (I'm excited for ya, can't you tell?)

    And how sweet is this idea! I'd love to take mile 22, or mile 2 if someone else claimed 22, or whatever mile is available. I don't have a specific request...maybe just a quick "God bless us, every one. Thanks!" as you dig for a gel? ;-)

  8. You are so sweet! I think it's pretty typical of you to be thinking of others and that's why we love you!
    Can I have mile 10? My requests are for my 2 youngest kids. Heather has been feeling down because her friends are getting married and she hasn't met anyone. Andy will deploy in February, so please pray for his safety.
    Thank you so much!

  9. What a great idea : )! I will take any mile. Will you pray that I don't lose my mind with my husband as we search for a new house? He is driving me crazy!!!!

  10. I'll take mile 4! And can I just say that you are amazing!!! Thank you for the prays and blessings, because you have been a blessing to me!

  11. You are so amazing. You are going to do so wonderful at Disney, and I wish I could be there with you to experience it. =)

    I'll take Mile 2. My aunt, please.

    You're the bestest.

  12. If you would - please think of me during mile 13. Think that hopefully I will be running my first 1/2 marathon next year. Your positive vibes and dedication is all I need to know that I will do it.

    If someone else needs the mile for prayer - then please give it to them. I just ask that you cross that 13 mile mark and say "Joanna, you will run a 1/2 marathon next year".

    I will be thinking of you for the full 26.2 miles. :)

  13. Ok I am just catching up here. A Disney Marathon!!! SssQqqUuueeeee that sounds like a blast!! I know you will do awesome!!

  14. I'll take any mile you've got left - my only request is that you spend that time remembering how awesome YOU are. Because it's also okay to think about you and enjoy the day and bask in your accomplishment.

    P.S. I'm so turned on that I might make it into your bra!! ;)

  15. I'll take mile 23 if you're still taking names. :) And my mom could use some extra prayers right now. (Just that everything will work out in one part of her life, and she can stop stressing about it.)

  16. 8 gimme 8, just feel me running beside you :) you are going to rock this baby I know it!!

  17. Such a great idea. If you have any miles left, sign me up for one - I'm not picky! Good luck on the race. You'll be awesome!

  18. Good luck Brooke!! We are very different but I so admire you!! Thank you for the offer. I'll take 17 if you don't mind. I'd like to find the best job for me in 2011. Thank you!

  19. I'm so sorry I'm late reading this. Seeing how all the miles are taken, I'll be with you in spirit all the miles. I'm so proud of you. Give Tigger a big hug for me if you see him. You are so awesome!

  20. You're going to be great! You'll see! What a way to kick off a year!

  21. Hello! You're official race report isn't up yet but wanted to say hi and thank you and hope you had lots of fun! I know you did spectacular!!

  22. Oh! I wish I had seen this before I left and you could've claimed a mile for me. Regardless, you did amazing and I am so glad I was there to see you finish IRL and finally get a hug! :)

  23. Can't wait to hear your race report....it's too bad I didn't get around to reading this before you left, but regardless I want you to know that YOU ARE AWESOME!! Love ya with a biggo Texas LOVE!!

  24. You are just the best, Brooke! :) So proud of you for finishing the marathon!


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