After a brief hiatus (thanks to a growing family), I'm back at it and running the the Lost Lake Breath of Life race this summer. The trail race was founded in 1992 as a way to raise funds to find the cure to Cystic Fibrosis, a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The trail covers almost 16 miles of beautiful country near Seward, Alaska. Every participant pays a $100 entry fee, which is donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and some of us (yours truly included) sign up to raise additional money for the foundation. This will be my fifth time raising funds and running the race. I keep returning to this event because it is so inspirational. Each mile of the trail is marked with the faces of those who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis. Some of them have passed away, others are still in the fight, and there are also a lucky few who have received lung transplants and a new lease on life. During the race, while my legs burn and my lungs beg me to stop, I can't help but be thankful for the ability to breathe, to run on such a stunningly beautiful trail, and to help others hopefully be able to do the same one day. I hope that you will consider donating to this worthy cause. Thank you!