Running the Boston Marathon is an adventure in every way. From the start of the training in the cold January months to the big day in April it is always a logistical feat to fit in the training runs around school and the home chaos of life. In the week/days leading up to the marathon you’d think there would be a sense of calm in that “there is nothing more you can do now” theory but our Boston Marathon always throws us a curve ball. Maybe that is what keeps people coming back for more.
What keeps me coming back is the almost $80,000 I have raised for my amazing school in the last 5 years. This school has such an impact on students and families. People who have known what it feels like to be a struggling learner, or not feel safe (physically or emotionally) at their school, know what a huge difference a trusted and supported learning environment can make for their student and their family.
One lesson in marathon training is: no matter how much one prepares, life can always throw you a curve ball. We work hard at LPS to help those students who always seem to be thrown curve balls. While no one can anticipate every scenario, we try to prepare our students and give them the resources and strategies to keep going and finish the race. Running Boston is one of the hardest marathons because of terrain and the ever-variable conditions, yet people come from all around the world to compete and be able to say “I ran the Boston Marathon.” Every student at LPS runs their own educational marathon and should be so proud of their accomplishments. “A finish is a win!”
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