I had been a runner for several years, completing 13 half marathons and one marathon. Sometime in 2016 I stopped running. I gained over 30 pounds. I was not happy with myself. I vowed to fix that. On January 1st of 2019 I joined a challenge to walk or run 2,019 miles in 2019. I started by walking and by June I'd walked off enough pounds to start running again. I marked mile 2019 on Sept. 30th way ahead of schedule. Time for another goal. I've always dreamed of running the Boston Marathon and if you know me you know it's not just about me. It's about giving back and supporting others. I'm honored to be running with the BIDMC Boston Marathon Team raising funds for Bowdoin Street's Healthy Champions Program. Please help me support the Healthy Champions by making a donation.
Bowdoin Street's Healthy Champions Program
The Healthy Champions Program is an anti-obesity, education, fitness, and community-building initiative serving children in the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester. Participants, or Healthy Champions, learn about the importance of healthy nutrition, food preparation, food access in their neighborhood, and fitness and healthy lifestyles. Perhaps most importantly, Healthy Champions serve as "ambassadors of health" to their families and peers in the community, sharing their knowledge about health and wellness while developing a sense of confidence in their ability to effect healthy changes in themselves and in the wider community.