I'll start this by saying I'm not a runner. Most people that know me may not understand that statement. I was raised on fitness and healthy living, so that's my natural inclination. I make my way to the gym 6/7 days a week (or get the blood moving with a hike or alternate activity.)
I discovered running in my early 20's while living in Manhattan. I quickly found it was an easy way to combat my stress and anxiety while giving me some peace in the big bad city. But getting myself out the door, pushing thru exhaustion after a late night bartending - it wasn't easy. It still isn't always easy. And Cancer, well thats bigger and badder than all of us, and certainly isnt anything close to easy. So I'll run.
Running is tedious, challenging, painful, and often boring. every time I complete a run, I feel strong, in control, and powerful and THIS gets me through my life and ready for anything (including my next run).
This run is different. This Philadelphia Love Half marathon I will be raising money for Legacy of Hope, a Philadelphia non-profit raising funds for those fighting cancer. I'm running for more than myself, and excited to do so. I'm very grateful that I can still run the miles and do my part.
Will You help me help others?