Friends, I have been thinking for running a marathon for a few years, and I have finally signed up for one. I can't think of a better motivation to get through 26.2 miles than to run in the Marine Corps Marathon, and on top of that, I'm runing as a part of Team Travis and Brendan to help raise money for the Travis Manion Foundation! Check out www.travismanion.org for information about what they do. The training has been challanging, and there were some moments of near panic when we though the MCM was going to be cancelled because of the government shutdown, but everything is set to go now. Thank you so much for your support! "If not me, then who..."