If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am training for a marathon- 26.2 miles, that is! I have posted pictures of my ten mile training runs and the other highs and lows of marathon training.
What you may not know is that I am also fundraising money on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I pledged to raise a minimum of $1,500 for this charity.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. To learn more about LLS, please visit their website.
Without a doubt, I would not have had the inspiration and motivation to train or fundraise without the support of the Team in Training staff. I tell everyone who will listen- these are some of the best people around!
Every Saturday morning, TNT staff and participants meet for our “long run.” We just made double digits (10 miles!) two weeks ago. A half marathon is coming up after my Vegas trip. 16, 18, and 20 miles is during September. Although this is not my first marathon, these miles are STILL intimidating. It is hard not to compare my slow miles with other runners who lap me, but one thing that I always keep in my mind is the reason for running and training.
Before we start our long runs, the coaches or LLS staff members begin with a mission moment. They read motivational stories from books or from blood related cancer survivors. Some participants share personal stories about loved ones who passed or who are currently go through chemo.
Needless, I am so honored to make this post! Please read about my fundraising opportunity below!