My name is MacKenzie and I live in New Jersey with my husband Russel and our two kids, Ciaran and Layla.
I've always been active and enjoy working out. Prior to having kids I completed the NYC Triathlon and in 2017 I ran my first half-marathon.
This year I've set out to run my first marathon (technically NYC will be my second since I'm running Chicago a few weeks prior but whose counting?)!! I am excited and nervous - as I slot all the runs and cross training into my calendar I find my mind drifting to the thought 'what was I thinking?!' But I know I can do this. I want to prove to myself that I can run a marathon and show my kids that you can accomplish anything with hard work. And NYC is one of the best cities to do this in. To run through the streets that I walk every day - with thousands of people cheering for you, running alongside friends and strangers, pushing you closer and closer to the finish line.
On November 3rd I'll be joining 30 other runners with the Cultural Care team to run for the Kids First Foundation. Since 2011 Kids First Foundation has been providing educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities to children around the world. The mission is simple - to create a brighter future for kids in need.
Kids First has helped 75 children's organizations in 17 countries. In order to continue enriching the lives of kids around the world, I need your help - please DONATE today! Any amount helps! And your money will go even further as Cultural Care will match 100% of donations!!
Thanks in advance for your support and make sure to follow my journey to 26.2!