For the last 8 years I've had the pleasure of volunteering at the Mile 19 Hydration Station, "The Chill Before the Hill". The atmosphere is electric -- the cheers of the fans, the gratitude of the runners, and being involved with such massive part of our Bostonian culture brings me back every year. Watching the waves of runners pour through, I always get this overwhelming sensation to start training and complete one of the most historic races in the world!
Well there's no better time than now... I told myself that 33 is the year of The Kiz, and I can't think of a greater challenge / milestone than to run the Boston Marathon.
On top of it all, I get to raise money for a charity that is closer to my heart than anything else:
The stigma is real, and it shouldn’t be. The Christopher James Loughran Memorial Fund is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of mental illness, eradicating its harmful stigmas and improving resources for treatment and suicide prevention.
Any and all support is welcome, whether that's a monetary donation -- does your company have a matching program? the more the merrier, training tips, moral support, etc. I'll take it all : )