The 2014 Boston Marathon is still very fresh in my mind. It seems like only yesterday I was bundling up for training runs through the frigid winter air in Boston. The memory of high fiving and hugging that volunteer as soon as I cross the finish line, feels like it just happened. It all feels so recent. Yet, it’s time to turn the page and move onto the 2015 Boston Marathon.
Sure, I’m looking forward to that feeling of crossing the finish line again. Boylston Street is the ultimate “light at the end of the tunnel.” But, I’m also looking forward to everything leading up to that point. The training runs, writing these posts, the encouragement from my supporters, updating my playlist, the training runs, playing the “will my fingers freeze and fall off of my body” game – and, did I mention the training runs? These are all small pieces that make up the marathon experience. And, all the pieces matter.
One of the things I am most excited about, is that I am running for Boston Children’s Hospital again this year. I was fortunate last year to have been matched up with Jack as my Patient Partner. I’m pumped to be running for him again this year. Jack is an awesome kid and is living proof of the amazing work done by Boston Children’s.
Every penny that I raise will once again go toward helping the patients at BCH get the best treatment possible. In order to reach my fundraising goal, I need your help. By making a donation to my run, you will help me lace up my sneakers and get to the finish line. But, more importantly, you will be helping make a huge difference in the lives of kids. Donations, big or small, can be made here: http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/vincerunsboston. On behalf of BCH and its patients, thank you very much in advance!
-130 days to go