One Month.

The 2014 Boston Marathon is one month away. The city of Boston is starting to put up the marathon banners. The cities and towns along the route are getting ready. Runners are reaching the peaks of their training. Playlists are getting finalized. It’s happening.

Tonight, I was waiting in line at the grocery store and I saw the Boston Magazine 2014 Marathon Guide on the shelf. Of course, I immediately added it to my pile of items. As I’m flipping through it, something familiar catches my eye. It’s my name.

A few weeks back, the Boston Children’s Hospital team sent out a note mentioning that Boston Magazine was pulling together this issue. They wanted runners to take a quick survey to help them out with some information. So, I did it. They had you check a box that said you give them permission to use your answers/information if they chose to do so. I checked it, under the assumption that out of all of the responses they’d likely receive, I wouldn’t get chosen. Well, lo and behold, they liked one of my answers. The question was, “What’s the first thing you’ll do after finishing?” My response, “High-five and hug somebody. Likely the first person I see. Even if I don’t know them.”

I know I’m not the main feature in the article, or anything close to it, but this is so awesome to me. Just another thing to add to the already very long list of “Awesome Marathon Things.” The next 30 days are going to be truly amazing.

With one month to go, I’m 80% of the way to my fundraising goal. If you’d like to help out the kids at Boston Children’s Hospital, while simultaneously helping push me over the top, donations can be made here: http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/vdigirolamo. Thank you in advance. And thank you again if you’ve already supported the cause.

30 days to go…

-V

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