First 4 Weeks
August 09, 2017
BENEFITING: Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc.
-I am strong, capable, and have the ability to push through my circumstances to achieve things I thought I couldn’t
-My true strength is beyond the number of the on the scale v I will fail
-My imperfections are just perfect after all, perfection doesn’t exist
-My circumstances do not dictate who I become, but consistent hard work does
- The only limitations are the ones I set for myself and it lives between my two ears
- It feels great kicking fear in the ass as long as I have the courage to do it
-The immense power of a laser focus vision, vulnerability, and faith
-Life is truly your own journey and that the only competition is with yourself
-The power of having and "I can do” attitude and the strength of perseverance
-I’m a damn persistent fighter. v the meaning of taking care of yourself and the value of rest
-It showed me the importance of support, service, encouragement, friendship
-To live life with purpose, compassion and the true value of giving back
Above all, I run because I hope that my friends, family, and anyone that believe that they are not enough (thin enough, tall, rich, or simply not enough) know that they are capable beyond their imagination to “be the strongest version that you know that you can be”. I run because every pain, ache, tear, victory and finish line is worth it. It’s worth knowing that “I did” instead of “I wish I would have”. I am not a runner, I am a fighter. It's a daily struggle, commitment and it's fucking hard! As I fight to run 26.2 miles pounding concrete putting one foot in front of the other, I hope to have your support and extend the help to those less served. On November 5th, 2017, I decided to let my biggest fear and struggle be of use for those who are homeless, those who are living with HIV/AIDS, for those who have so much less than you and me. I will be running to benefit Harlem United, a non-for-profit organization that provides quality and compassionate health services to an often marginalized community. I am asking for your support to help improve my community and for runnin to continue reminding me about the Wonder Woman inside of each of us (or super man ?).
“I can and I will” and so can you!