This year I will be running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Organization! I've known for awhile I wanted to run the half for something bigger than myself this time around, as running has become pretty stale in my post grad life. While it has been exciting living in the city, I haven't been nearly as motivated to put in miles when I have the time. I started thinking about things that inspire me, and could maybe get me to push out another 13.1 this May. While there are plenty of inspiring people in my life, I found that several of those that came to mind were women I knew whose lives had been turned upside-down by receiving the news they had breast cancer. Although an incredibly unfortunate pattern, the one light I see is the beautiful, graceful strength I have witnessed come from these women in fighting their battles, and the way their hope is never lost. As a female runner, inspiration doesn't come much greater than that! In order to enter the race, I am required to raise $350 to support Susan G. Komen's mission of "empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures," but the goal on my heart exceeds that. If at any point between now and May you find the desire on your own heart to donate to my team, I would very much appreciate it! Running this race never fails to be a truly resilient experience for me. I can't wait to do it again this year in honor of women I look up to for possessing just that attribute.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future"
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