My lil sis had a few big weeks in June. First, and most importantly, she graduated from the University of Washington’s Physical Therapy program. Gal is now a DOCTOR people. I’m so freakin’ proud of her.
We witnessed her hooding ceremony just recently and you know the Sugiura clan was the rowdiest group there 🙂 I was hooting and hollering so much that I failed to get a decent photo. Ha! Such is life. We then celebrated at Cafe Lago in Montlake. Lasagna. That is all that needs to be said.
She then took her newly hooded self and hit the Seattle Rock and Roll full marathon the following weekend running 26.2 miles in just under 5 hours. We were able to catch her at the 7 mile marker (she looked good!) and the 12 mile marker (she also looked good there!) Word is that the jaunt across I-90 was horrid – no shade, all cement and a nice little hellish incline up to Mercer Island. I can only vaguely imagine. Shutter. No thank you.
BUT, it was really, really inspiring to watch all the different ages, genders and abilities run this thing. I must admit, it choked me up a bit. Then throw in a dad running with his son in a wheelchair and I full on lose it. Thank god for sunglasses so peeps couldn’t see me blubbering on the sidelines.
So this post is dedicated to my bad ass of a sister! A hardiest congratulations to you and all of your accomplishments this past month. I can’t wait to see what’s next for you!
|Hittin the 12 mile marker in stride!|