Hey, all! I'm training to run my first full marathon, the LA Marathon, on February 14, 2016. Running certainly doesn't come naturally to me, but I love a challenge and finishing a marathon has been on my bucket list for years now. I could use all the motivation I can get to push me through my training and race, so I decided this was the perfect opportunity to run for a good cause. By the time I finish the marathon, my son will be 8 months old and I couldn't imagine not having him here. I'm running to raise money for First Candle (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance), an organization that funds research to reduce the number of miscarriages, stillbirths and sudden infant deaths and helps support parents who are grieving the loss of their baby. I'm so grateful for any support you feel you can give - thanks so much for helping motivate me to run hard and for donating to help all babies survive and thrive!