that these shoes can carry me 26.2 miles. Yes, you read that correctly, 26.2 miles!
I will be running in my first marathon on June 1st in San Diego.
I will be participating in the marathon with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Participating in a marathon with LLS has been on my heart for a few years. I decided this was the year since my kids are a bit older so getting out to train will be a little easier, I will turn *gulp* 35 this summer and I wanted to do something big in recognition, and I am hoping this will help me lose the last of the baby weight.
Last spring, we learned our neighbor Jack had leukemia. Due to the research through LLS, Jack is in remission and taking a daily medication. He did not have to have a bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, or radiation. A few years ago, the only treatment for Jack would have been a bone marrow transplant.
I am running in honor of Jack. I am hoping to raise $5000 for LLS. If you would like to donate to LLS and my efforts, there is a link on my sidebar.
Over the next four months, I will be training and logging a lot of miles. I am hoping my shoes will carry me changed, uninjured, and renewed across the finish line.