Melisa Simo

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Melisa Simo
Tucson, AZ United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: May 18, 2012
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Hey, everyone!

I'm Melisa! I am on my way to medical school in a couple of years (weee!), and in the meantime, I'm working on a degree in Neuroscience.

I began running this very year with the interval method, as in, walk one minute, then run for another, for a half hour. I say this because I really did start as a true beginner just months ago. Well, things were going pretty well! I thought about it and I figured I could manage a half marathon this June. At the time of this writing, it hasn't yet happened, but it will! Training has gone so great, in fact, I dared to DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE (ha)- that I could possibly, maybe, perhaps, actually run a marathon.

So, here I am. All signed up for the Disney marathon in January 2013, which will take place one year to the day after I started running.

A note about my charity: I was initally going to raise money for hospice research, but I had a new development in my life. I'm going to Thailand this summer for a medical internship! This offers a rare opportunity to bring something personal to the issue of human trafficking, which is a shockingly prevalent global and local problem I've been passionate about for a long time.

Please follow my blog to see my training so far, learn a little about me, see pictures of Thailand, and get some facts about human trafficking.

http://melisamarathon.blogspot.com/

Melisa
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Melisa's running a marathon!

Melisa's running a marathon!

Amount Raised:

$670

 

27% Raised of $2,500 Goal