And they said sprinters can't run long distances... 26.2 miles is only 105 400 meter races right? I can do this!
When I found out about Team Brookline, I knew I wanted to challenge myself to run the Boston marathon. Running has always been a constant in my life, even though my anxiety towards racing has, at times, hindered me in fully enjoying the sport. Since coming to terms with this anxiety and findings ways to reduce it (Shout out to Bonnie Tyler's song, "you try" , that i listend to on repeat before races) I have found my joy in running again. I can't imagine a more personally fullfilling challenge than training for the Boston Marathon while raising awareness for mental health issues.
All the funds I raise will go directly to the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, a non-profit that I began working at this past July. In the few short months I'v e been here, I've been astounded by the diversity of clients and the range of services we provide. As part of the In-Home Therapy team, I work with another clinician to stabilize families who are in crisis. Crisis situations can include having a child returning to the home after a recent hospitalization, or intepersonal conflicts between parent and child that have escalated. The work we do is incredibly challenging, yet immensely rewarding. In order to continue providing these services to families of all socioeconomic statuses, I have pledged to raise $6500 for the Brookline Community Mental Health Center. Please consider donating to this cause and thank you for the support!
In the words of Bonnie Tyler,
You can girl you can
You will yes you will
You'll fly yeah you'll fly
You can touch the sky
If you'd like to learn more about the services your generous donations will benefit, don't hesitate to check out the Brookline Center website!