By the time you read this, the crew (Lori, Katie, Brian and I) will be on our way to New York to conquer the New York Marathon.

Oh. Yeah. Baby.

In case you want to follow along with our adventures, you can check me out on Twitter (@mammamania) or on Hip As I Wanna Be’s Facebook page.  My bib number is 53416 for those feeling all stalkerish… heh.

And a big shout out to all of the people who supported my charity- Run For Something Better. What a blessing you have been to all of the children who need you!

Thank you! Thank you…

  • Flatout Bread, Inc.
  • Joe & Linda Winter
  • Jack Mory
  • Tom Lynch & Karlys Kline
  • Katie Barkdoll
  • Holly Haught
  • Barbara Winter
  • Beth Schillaci
  • Cheryl Fanning
  • Collin & Sharon Kelly
  • Jeff Grouser
  • Jerry & Yvonne Schaefer
  • Lori Rypka
  • Roger Smith
  • Larry Herman
  • Karen Maduschke
  • Kimberly Hanner
  • Amanda Changuris
  • Anastasia Resnik
  • Bart Yasso
  • Chris Eurice
  • Deborah Molesworth
  • Donna Nagy
  • Elizabeth Parziale
  • Jessica McFadden
  • Joshua Bokee
  • Katie Atkinson
  • Kimberly Breen
  • Mary Heston
  • Mary Kate Battles
  • Melissa Curtis Cherry
  • Sue Paul
  • Teresa Strahlman
  • Tom & Annette Nicolay
  • Tracey Capone
  • Guy Fletcher
  • Janet Winter
  • Jill Smokler
  • Kevin Bruce
  • Mary McCarthy
  • Cathy & Greg Claycamp
  • Michele Anderson
  • Nancy Luse
  • Sunday Stilwell
  • Wilton Stitely
  • Elena Sonnino
  • Jennifer Alcorn
  • Sheri Sorrell
  • Andre Pellet
  • Brian Dyl
  • Erin Domareki
  • Stacey Ferguson
  • Erica Moore
  • Dotty Koster
  • Tracy O’Dowd
  • Aunt Franny

And I would be remiss without thanking my family as well as all of my blogging, social media and IRL pals who are constantly cheering me on and helping me believe in myself! You guys are unfreaking-believable.

Now, let’s rock this marathon-thing!

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin to Pooh

 Get rid of your of worries. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. -1Peter 5:7