NORTHAMPTON, PA -- It was another 29 miles for Jamie Woyce on her third day of the MS Run the US. And she was joined by local residents and friends who came to support her efforts.
"Today was good....I felt pretty good," said Woyce, a teacher and coach in Cliffside Park. She has completed day three of seven in the 19th and final leg of the cross country ultra relay from California to New York City.
"The beginning started with a very rocky and mile long uphill to be followed by similar terrain and distance but downhill," she said. "That was tricky but I managed."
Around mile 10.5, an man from the area named DJ pushed a chariot with his close friend, Carol, who has MS, and joined Woyce on her run.
"Carol and DJ were great company for about five or so miles," she recalled "She had a song and cheer for me that she sang throughout the miles, she cheered me on and kept my mind occupied. She was so happy to be outside and being apart of the experience. It was so uplifting and inspiring.
"DJ left me with the advice that pain is only temporary and it will go away and get easier. There will be phases. He is absolutely right about that."
Then at around mile 16 Woyce's friends Meghan DeCarlo, coach at Garfield High School, and her husband Rob DeCarlo, coach at Mt. St. Dominic’s, surprised her and came to run some miles.
"That was a shock and so nice. That also gave me a boost," she said. "As the day went on the sun was very strong with very little shade but thanks to my friends and the crew I was able to stay hydrated."
Tuesday she will meet up with the Easton High Shool cross country team with a police escort at 8:00 a.m. Then she'll be hit the 100 mile mark and enter New Jersey not far after that.
"I can’t believe I will be in triple digits and in NJ tomorrow. Weather is showing some storms so just have to hope that doesn’t hold us up."
Read more about Woyce and her motivation to run at A Sister's Love: Bergen County Coach Runs to Raise Money and Awareness for MS
Read about Day One Jamie's Journey: Day One Done, Six Left in MS Run
Read about Day Two Jamie's Journey: 29 More Miles on Day 2 of the Run for MS
Donate through Jamie's MS Run the US page.
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