Below you see her adorable friend Anna, who is also a runner. She managed to navigate us all over town in our quest to find Lanie en route! She is a lovely, lovely girl, and Lanie is blessed to have this wonderful friend in her life. Next year, they will both be running the race! Lanie couldn't have asked for a more supportive friend, and the 4 B's were thrilled to make her acquaintance.
After the race, we stood in the stands at Hayward Field, wondering how we were going to meet up with her. A kind stranger took this fun picture of Lanie's Fan Club. And I will admit it - I cried as she crossed the finish line! And I cried again when we finally found her after the race. And then again as I told my mom about the race on the phone... It is very emotional to feel so much love and pride at the same time!