16 responses to “Chasing Garbage Trucks (a Marathon Story)”

  1. Nicole Wetzel

    My marathon story is finally written. http://bit.ly/1PHVyo

  2. Kathy

    I loved your story Nicole. I am in a sort of “marathon year” here in Valparaiso… I’m loving Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. We have 19 students, 1/3 are 18-20, 1/3 in their 20s, 1/3 of us older (45+). It is challenging to be away for so long from home, but Warren is visiting most weekends. Hope all is going well with your family… are you still running?

  3. Doug and Mary Ann Hunt

    Hi Nicole–

    What a neat story of perseverance and God’s provision. Congratulations again for a race well run!

    Doug and Mary Ann

  4. Renae

    Oh, wow! I am so proud of you! While reading this, I wanted to cry and shout. You did it! And the analogies for your life are many. I can’t wait to see all that God does with this story…

  5. Andrew Wetzel

    @AvenueZ You might enjoy @FivePennies' first-time marathon story: http://tinyurl.com/ybj5d9q

  6. Andrew Wetzel

    Not what anyone expected — @FivePennies‘s first-time marathon story: http://tinyurl.com/ybj5d9q

  7. Beth Ziesenis

    This is a fantastic story of courage and hope. I’m quite inspired. I’m proud of you and Pat — more than proud, really. As I begin my first season as a running mentor for Team in Training, I’ll remember your story. Thank you so much for sharing.

    And, of course, CONGRATULATIONS!

  8. Brianna

    You ARE a champion!!! Way to face an amazing challenge and come out on TOP with perseverance, a positive attitude and the fortitude to share your story and encourage others. So glad to have “found” you!

  9. Update on Willow (or Running the race as slow as I can…) « The Cafe in the Woods

    […] life. Leave a Comment My friend Nicole recently ran the Chicago marathon. You can read her story, "Chasing Garbage Trucks (a marathon story)" at her blog, Five Penny Nicole. It’s really moving. Nicole is a fellow Chicagoan who also moved to Madison, so a lot of what […]

  10. Dave and Marian

    We enjoyed watching your marathon blog story, every bit of it! We congratulate you on persevering and reaching your goal, after many tough obstacles, delays, getting lost, etc. It had to be hard and most discouraging at times. It just shows how important it is to stand with each other and give our support to one another. We thought your God-given surprise (Pat) was just wondeerful!

    Thanks for inspiring us to do something very difficult . . . and all for God’s glory!

    Love,
    Dave and Marian

  11. Penny

    Wow! What a story! I cried at the finish with you too!

  12. Rhen @yestheyareallmine

    At first I wasn’t going to stay with the story. I didn’t feel like reading a long blog post, but I am so glad I did. You are awesome! I love your strength and courage. I love that you gave God the glory, and had your family cheering you on. You go girl!!!

  13. Tiffany Nixon

    Thanks so much Nicole for sharing your beautiful story. I have done 2 half marathons and never wanted to attempt a full because I know that I am slow. You are truly inspiring and I absolutely loved reading this. Congratulations!!

  14. Andrew Wetzel

    @EisleyJacobs OTOH, glad to "meet" you! I'll be reading… You may enjoy @FivePennies' running adventures: http://tinyurl.com/ybj5d9q

  15. Andrew Wetzel

    RT: @FivePennies Congrats to all Chicago Marathon particpants. Here are my thoughts after finishing last year! http://bit.ly/c61bCA

  16. Andrew Wetzel

    RT @FivePennies Congrats to all Chicago Marathon particpants. Here are my thoughts after finishing last year! http://bit.ly/c61bCA #CM2010

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