After completing 4 marathons in eleven months(!), I had zero desire to run yet another marathon in 2014. Despite how it appears, I’m not a serial marathoner, just a life-long runner. Running that number of marathons over a relatively short period of time is uncharacteristic for me.
What exactly was it that convinced me to sign-up for another marathon?
The opportunity to be a member of the Ford Warrior’s in Pink Team, to coach two teammates and fund raise for a cause that so many I’m close to have been affected by. Despite my previous commitment to not run another marathon this year, I knew this was something I 100% wanted to be a part of.
You see, there are two things I can remember being a part of my life for almost as long as I can remember – running and breast cancer. Those two things look so strange in the same sentence, but it’s true. Unfortunately, we all know what breast cancer has meant to many of the people we love (my grandmother, aunt, high school best friend’s mom, a friend’s best friend, a client… the list goes on).
This opportunity to do something that I love while fund raising for a cause to help potentially save someone’s life or give them access to care makes this one of the more meaningful fundraisers and races I’ve committed to.
The Ford Warrior’s in Pink Team is made up of myself, Sarah D (of SarahFit fame) – a Model of Courage for Warriors in Pink and Tracie B , also a Model of Courage for Warriors in Pink, who is a 30-year-old Breast Cancer Survivor. The Chicago Marathon will be Sarah and Tracie’s first marathon!
My goal is to raise $1,500 for Komen and run this race to honor all of the women and men I know whose lives have been changed because of this disease. And I’ll need your help in order to reach my goal.
Donate $100 to sponsor a mile or donate any amount to receive an enormous amount of gratitude.
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Much love and appreciation,