Maria, here! I decided to make this terrifying leap and enter this beast of a marathon because I needed to do something bigger than me. We're coming up on the anniversary of my father's passing and I racked my brain as to how to honor the memory of a man who gave me my big heart, set up a beautiful life for me, and empowered me every day. I know preparing for this marathon will not be easy, and I'm slightly terrified, but it will be a FIERCE ride. I'm determined to cross that finish line for not only for my Dad, but for everyone who has been affected by this disease.