Twenty Years On – Still Running
In 1999, as a twenty-something, I ran the Boston Marathon. It was hard. Vivid in my memories are the crowd in Hopkinton, the hills of Newton, my mother cheering along the course in Wellesley, and, at the finish, the medical personnel asking me, “Are you crying from pain or are you just crying?”
In the twenty years that followed I had two children, moved nine times, held more than a half-dozen different jobs. I’ve stayed active – sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on life. I haven’t come close to running another marathon.
This year, when I realized it will have been twenty years since I ran, I decided to do it again.
I am running to prove to myself that I can, to be a role-model to my children (“it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon”), and, last but not least, to raise money for my community.
The funds I raise will support the Brookline Library Foundation.
I hope you will consider donating, especially if you, like me, believe:
1) libraries are the bedrock of community
2) community has never been more important than it is today
What will your donation mean to the children, seniors, and special needs visitors to the library?
$100 helps fund e-books, movies, audio books and Speed Reads.
$250 supports story times and puppet shows.
$500 purchases online subscriptions.
$1,000 licenses movies for borrowing by kids and seniors.
$2,500 enables technology purchases.
Thank you for your support.