As promised, Old Glory's red, white, and blue colors waved in the air for the last 4 miles. I could not have been happier to grab that flag at mile 46.
I would like to send a special thank you to my race support team. It consisted of my mom, dad, and brother, and Greg's sister and girlfriend. Your encouragement was incredible, and hearing "Greg's Legs" as I passed by gave me the boost that I needed at times.
Thanks again to all of you that donated to this fundraiser. You are incredible. We raised $5660 through PayPal donations on this blog, and the school raised nearly $8000. I will publish another post as soon as I get the final tally from the school. I have disabled the PayPal giving widget, but donations can still be made to Greg's Recovery Fund on his website at www.cptgaleazzi.com.
|Before check-in. My brother ordered Greg's Legs car magnets for his SUV.|
|Greg's girlfriend and sister with the Greg's Legs signs.|
|Getting ready after check-in. It was around 30 degrees at start time.|
|The last portion of the Appalachian Trail, just after the switchbacks.|
|Mile 15. Done with the AT.|
|Mile 27. Felt good.|
|The 38-mile point. I hit the wall at about 28, and had not yet gotten my second wind.|
|After I was handed the flag.|
|The flag is ready.|
|The last four miles begins!|
|About to cross the finish line.|
|My race support crew- My folks and brother, and Greg's girlfriend and sister.|
|The 50th annual JFK 50-miler finisher's medal.|