I'm in my final year of residency at BIDMC specializing in podiatric medicine & surgery (ie foot stuff). This will likely be our last 6 months living in Boston, MA and Marissa and I are completing our bucket lists / Boston farewell tour! Many of you that know me well know that I am a goal setter and challenge myself in many ways. The last marathon that I ran was five years ago in Miami, FL. It was a goal of mine to complete a marthon before I got married. Turns out I met the woman of my dreams (much sooner than I anticipated when making that goal) and "ran" the ING Miami Marathon in Janaury 2008. I haven't run a marathon since - nor any substantial mileage for that matter.
Deciding to run the Boston Marathon just kind of happened. I was playing with the idea since I matched here for residency, and, well...this is my last year! I have also really increased my involvement with the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM). I was really impressed with the video footage and presentation at the last national meeting that some of the board members gave pertaining to their experience with the Special Olympics - so much so that you could say it "moved me". As some of you may or may not know: you cannot just "sign-up" for the Boston Marathon. It is the only remaining marathon that requires a qualifying time (I didn't qualify). Luckily, for me, there are a select number of charity spots. Through friends I was able to find the perfect charity for me and once again, I am honored to be given the opportunity to represent the Special Olympics.
That said, though at times cliche, it is going to take 110%. That is my training goal, as well as my fundraising goal of $5,500 (minimum requirement is $5000). I wanted to thank everyone for helping me, and more importantly helping the Special Olympics! Cheers to 2013!!! :O)
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