SUPERHERO CARRIE: A DEDICATED FRIEND WITH MILES OF SMILES
Last year I had the absolute honor of running her first Marathon with her; side by side, through 26.2 Miles of the Marine Corp. Marathon. This year, she completed her first Olympic Distance Triathlon (I got to run the last 5 miles with her!), AND she's going after yet another Marathon! All of this while helping her family deal with an unspeakable tragedy, and being the pillar of strength during such a difficult time. We share the same maiden name, Jackson. In our Village, there is constant discussion on whether or not we are actually related. We are always together, told we have the same smiles, and throw a hand in each other's lives like family. There have been many bets lost on this, and the myth continues! Legal or not, we most definitely consider ourselves so!! And what an honor it is for me to be mentioned in the same breath as her. She is beyond the definition of special. She is an incredible daughter, wife, mother, sister, and friend. She is my family, now and always. She is.....Carrie.