I have been a swimmer my whole life, but suffered a minor setback when I had shoulder surgery a few years ago. I tried to get back in the pool but I just kept swimming in circles which made for some memorable "Nemo" moments, but an unsatisfying workout. I scrapped the idea because I wasn’t getting anywhere, literally, and thanks to my mother (hi mom) got into running. I vividly remember my first run, two limbs working in unison, the breeze on my face, and the rocking Backstreet Boys playlist I put together…love.
5 years later, I’m still running. This time, I have a goal far greater than crossing the finish line. I'm excited to announce that I'll be taking this 26.2 mile journey for Chicago based not-for-profit: Imerman Angels. They provide one-on-one cancer support: connecting cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. Running a marathon is one way to help but there are many more! Visit their website to see how else you can contribute: http://www.imermanangels.org/
Support me and an outstanding cause for everyone who has had to battle cancer...I know that's why I'll be running every mile.
My goal is to raise $2,500 before I hit the pavement on October 7th. Every dollar will get me closer to my personal goal and help those who are touched by cancer find the support they need.
To show my dedication to this cause, I'll be making my personal donation the day I complete my longest training run!!
Let's make it count.