So this is happening !! I am running in the NYC Marathon with Outrun 38 !!!
I happen to stumble upon this incredible group of like minded Kick Cystic Fibrosis Butt runners nearly 2 years ago. I have been in close contact with them & are inspired daily by their dedication to the cause. The cause being what I am passionate about, creating as much awareness & funds for Cystic Fibrosis & they do this by running & inspiring each other which I love doing too !
So when Brian Thomas Nicole Cretella Burke & Elizabeth Shuman contacted me, giving me this once in a lifetime oppourtunity of course I jumped at the chance (Ok well I may have slept on it for 24 hours... I had to discuss this with my children & get their blessing. Saxon said "well mum if you're going to be running in it you HAVE to go !!" ) So I have never really aspired to run a Marathon, actually I never even gave it a thought. I mean it's a Marathon ! So it's official I am in ! I can't think of a higher honour than to run with this incredible group & to finally meet them after all this time !! The group was inspired by an amazing CF woman Elizabeth "Liz" her best friend Nicole saw what Liz endured on a daily basis with her CF & how graciously she managed everything it threw at her. Nicole wanted to inspire Liz & to show her she was not alone in the CF fight. Liz was 37 at the time the group was created & the average life expectancy was 38 hence the groups name Outrun 38.
So this incredible opportunity is more than running the NYC Marathon, it is meeting the most incredible & inspiring people I am fortunate enough to be in contact with.