Thank you for supporting both me and Lyric Opera of the North (LOON) as I train for the 2020 Grandma's Half Marathon! I mean...the Grandma's 5K. After originally planning to run the half, my husband Dirk Meyer (LOON's music director) and I found out that we will be welcoming a baby in May 2020! So the half marathon will have to wait until 2021.
I still wanted to support LOON and their marathon team, so completing a 5K will be the right amount of motivation to stay active and healthy the rest of this pregnancy.
Why LOON? I have been on their board for the last five years. I (still) don't know much about opera, but I do know that it's a beautiful art form that brings all types of people into the same room to share one experience. I have also been lucky enough over the last fie years to see just how much hard work it takes to bring these performances to the stage. With my husband Dirk conducting and two of our dearest friends (Sarah and Cal) running the company, I am inspired every day by their commitment to opera and what it brings to our region.