Welcome friends. I am taking the plunge to run the NYC Marathon for the first time. I have been running for fitness since I was 15 years old but never more than 6 miles. I did not believe my body could handle the long distance runs. After some encouragement from friends, I ran my first half marathon in my mid-40s and was shocked to learn I could do it. After several more halfs, I ran my first marathon last year at age 50. What a thrill! Not sure I have too many in me so I want to get in the NYC Marathon while I can. I am raising money for Covenant House while I run. It's a wonderful charity that helps homeless teens. Please consider helping me meet my fundraising goal of $3000 by making a contribution. 100% of your donation will go to Covenant House.