Friday, November 2, 2012

i'm running the boston marathon

I guess this is my post to officially announce it to the world: I'm running the Boston Marathon.

Shit. That's weird to write.

I sometimes feel like I come up with these goals, things I want to do eventually in my life. And I have a feeling that due to fear or lack of time or some other bullshit excuse, I won't get many of them done.

I thought running Boston would be one of them.

But a few weeks ago, I got the email. The email that I had been accepted onto the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team, and that I would be running the 2013 Boston Marathon. I was floored and immediately humbled.

See, here's the thing. If I wanted to just run a marathon, I could run a marathon anywhere. But I want to run Boston. And I want to run Boston for Dana-Farber's cancer research. Cancer touches everyone. In all shapes. In kids, in men, in women. From middle-aged people to older people. It doesn't discriminate. And at some point in our lives, we're all going to have to deal with it in some aspect, be it ourselves, a family member, a colleague or a friend.

I'm not a doctor. I'm not a scientist. I'm just a girl who writes. So what can I really do to eliminate cancer? To find a cure? Not a whole lot. But I can run. And I can try to raise as much money as I can running.

So I'm running 26.2 miles on April 15th. And I'll be proudly rocking my Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge bib as I trek through.

And I have a small favor to ask you, and you'll probably hear it again many times in the next 5.5 months. Please, if you can, help me reach my fundraising goal of $6,000. Every little bit counts, and I greatly appreciate anything you can offer.
Of course, Toby also thanks you. He promises to give all of you kisses :)

I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend.

11 comments:

  1. I'm crying a little.
    Is that weird?
    So freaking proud of you.

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  2. I'm so excited for you! Good luck!!!

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    1. Thanks ladyfriend! Thank goodness I have lots of time to prepare :)

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  3. Wow, congratulations!!!!! Couldn't be happier for you.

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  4. OMG OMG OMG

    You're running Boston?!?

    That's AMAZING!!! So happy for you girl! And the fact that you're running it for such a great cause is incredible...so pumped for you!! xoxo

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  5. I am SO SO thrilled for you! Big deal for a big cause! And now I can totally pick your brain when it comes to my eventual marathon training!

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  6. IM SO JEFJELJKJEOMN EXCITED FOR YOU!!! Um, screw the fact that I don't have Marathon Monday off. I'm taking it off and coming to cheer you on! Get it girl!! So proud! xox

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    1. THANK YOU! You better have a good sign ;)

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  7. This is awesome! Hooray for marathons, and helping people along the way!

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Oh, herro there.

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