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$2,725
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SJOGRENS SYNDROME FOUNDATION INC

2011 Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon Nashville,  Tennessee
Training buddies: Penny Martin

Donations as of July 30, 2014:

$2,125.00 Raised Offline
$600.00 Raised Online
$2,725.00 Total Raised

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Update:

 

I have been training for 11 weeks now. I run about six days a week and my longest run so far is 6 miles.  It is such a huge commitment to train for a half marathon. So many times I don't feel like running but I do because I know that if I skip a day here and there it will become more difficult to finish the race.  So, I keep pushing.

Paul and the kids are coming to Nashville to support me and I am very excited about that. The kids want to enter the kid's race that they hold the night before. We will see about that.

I have raised $2000.00 so far and only six hundred more to go. I will feel much relief when I reach my goal.

Thank you to all of you who supported me by making a donation..

I will update again.

Hi Everyone,

Most of you know by now that I will be participating in the Nashville Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tenn. on April 30, 2011. I started training back in October and I remember how difficult it was to finish one mile. I was not in shape at all, and quite honestly, I don't know what I was even thinking when I committed to a half-marathon(13.1) especially since I have asthma and Sjogren's Syndrome.

Well, my reason for reaching out to all of you is to let you know just how far I've come since October. I have been running four days per week and strength training on two, leaving one day for rest. It has been such a challenge to stay committed especially when it was one of the longest, coldest winters to train in, however, I am now up to 10 miles and this week I will complete 12 MILES!!!! More importantly, I have decreased my asthma medication and doing very well.

With only 21 days until RACE day I am very excited and proud of this huge accomplishment. I feel very good about the fact that I am setting a good example for my kids that when life gives you road blocks, you can make the best of the situation by turning it into something positive. I never thought I would be in a half- marathon and now I will be running 13.1 miles in a few weeks and I raised over $2000.00 for the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation.

So, in closing, I just wanted to share my progress with all of you, and as always, if you would like to contribute to this great cause you can go to www.firstgiving.com/kgross1.

Warmly,

Kim

Supporters

Comment Donation
Willie and Shari Miranda Great job Kim!!
$50.00
Zakaljak's Mom WOW....Great Job!!!!
$50.00
Sharon Well done, Kim!
$25.00
Kelly Totally awesome Kim!
$25.00
Lisa Polsinello Good luck Kim - you go girl!
$25.00
Denise The FMM are supporting you in prayer. Go girl!
$20.00
Taeko and Tom Good luck Kim !!!
$30.00
The Morgans Buena Suerte!
$10.00
Donna Good luck!
$20.00
Tom arvey Yeah Kim! Go Girl !! You are awesome!
$100.00
Anonymous Good luck Kim!
$20.00
Denise Morris
$25.00
Rick & Linda Flood
$50.00
Zemira and Russ Cerny I'm proud of you Kim - nice job!!!
$50.00
Ann Caron
$25.00*
Anonymous
$2,100.00*
Anonymous Looking forward to seeing you too! Good Luck Kim!
$25.00
Joy Wilson
$25.00
Keith & Maureen Behrens
$25.00
Anonymous
$25.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$2,125
Raised Online
$600
Total Raised
$2,725
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