My relationship with running was never an easy one. In my senior year of high school, I was told if I didn’t run a mile in under 10:00 minutes, I would have to go to summer school to make up my gym credit. This was the only real incentive I had to run since there was such a large risk attached if I didn’t.
After feeling the endorphins pump through my veins, I decided to develop and keep running as a habit. After running several 5ks, and a 10k, I decided to take the extra mile (pun intended) to complete my first marathon. Although running is typically seen as a solo activity, it can be twice as much fun with others. Motivating others has always been an attribute of mine, from completing that last assignment to running that last mile before the finish line.
I'm fundraising for one of my favorite organizations, Golden Apple, who has invested so much time and energy for my growth not only as an educator, but as a person. The last four years of internships across different schools of need in different sections in Illinois (from Chicago, to Oak Lawn to Edwardsville), professional development and networking opportunities, this has motivated me to stick to teaching as a career choice. Hope you donate!