This upcoming April 20, 2020 - I will be running the ICONIC Boston Marathon as an Ambassador for Team Meb. I am both honored and humbled for this opportunity; for being chosen and most importantly for being nominated by my Running Family - The Trottin' Oxen.
Four years ago I approached a local Northern Virginia Craft Brewery (Old Ox Brewery) to pitch the idea of starting a Run Club that would welcome Runners and Walkers of all abilities. Since inception the goal was to create an inclusive environment where everyone would feel welcome and look forward to showing up each week.
In the past four years our Club has grown, relationships have formed and strengthened. We celebrate Holidays and Birthdays, attend Weddings, plan RUNcations, form Cheer Stations for local races and most importantly, we rely on each other. In some cases, we're each others biggest supporters and the first people we turn to.
I am proud to represent the MEB Foundation and The Trottin' Oxen Run Club in the 2020 Boston Marathon.
The MEB Foundation fulfills its mission as a collaborator and leader in the areas of youth health, education and fitness. The foundation supports programs and events that focuses on three key issues:
Health: Provide the tools and resources to lead healthy lifestyles. Empower youth and their families to “Maintain Excellent Balance”.
Education: Engage children in academics, in and out of school hours.
Fitness: Provide opportunities for children to play and learn positive life skills through involvement in sports.