Posted by: Kimberly Dredger | November 8, 2010

“I’ll make a brand new start of it, in old New York!”

I did it!  I finished my second marathon, with my Christopher Reeve Foundation-colored ribbons flying!  I ran most of the way, through the very heart of it all, right here in old New York!  I walked over the bridges, taking time to take photos, and ran through the neighborhoods, where all of New York seemed to be out cheering for us.  It was a marvelous experience.

I don’t actually know my finishing time… but I am pretty sure I did better than at the Missoula Marathon.  In any case, I finished the same day I started, and that was my goal.  I cried as the volunteer put the medal around my neck.  And she hugged me. 

I met Jim just down the block at La Palestra, a fitness center that Team Reeve organized for us so we could get Physical Therapist attention, professional stretching and an ice bath.  And then we walked back to our hotel, so I think it’s safe to say that I put in around 30 miles yesterday.  Thanks to the ice bath and massage, I’m not too sore today, but I am very glad that I don’t have to do a whole heck of a lot.

I will write more, in another post, later.  Just wanted to tell you all that I finished, and I am so very very grateful for your support, your help and your love.  And a special big thank you to Matt Lexow, who donated a very large amount to my fundraising and put me over the top. 

Dr. Kendra Long, you too, thank you so much.  You are all wonderful people, andyour generosity humbles me, and makes me very grateful.

Go forward, my firends, go forward!



  1. Kimberly~ Congrats for your efforts! It was amazing meeting you. Your goodness as a person is so present in your entire being! It has been quite a journey following you, watching you progress since February.

    Hugs to you and Jim,

  2. Congratulations! We’re so proud.

  3. Congratulations Kimberly! I’d love to have been there to see you storming the Verazano – I’m sure you felt like you were flying and Superman coulnd’t have done it better. I know you battled some headwinds on this one but you prevailed and we are all very proud. Congratulations

  4. Congratulations! I am thrilled for you – – and for your team’s mission!!

  5. I think you’re awesome Kimberly! Thank you so much for running for the Reeve Foundation. It’s people like you and all those that give that will make a difference for those with sci.

    I would also like to thank Matt Lexow for helping you to make it possible…..

    Again, thank you, and all those out there like you.

  6. Oh my, I don’t do well in the spotlight…blushing.

    Thank YOU Kimberly for helping others help others. Christopher and Dana would be proud…

    I’m just glad to be able to help, thanks, and a huge thanks to Bernadette M.

  7. I know what your time was – 6:13 – because I was able to look it up on the Marathon website on Monday. Congratulations – you are AWESOME!

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