Hi everybody. I'm so psyched to be able to do Ironman Maryland October 3rd!! Four years ago I suddenly lost my husband of 28 years. As I was rebuilding my life one day at a time I had another unfortunate game changer. One year ago I was so happy to be competing in the World Championship Long Course Qualifier. However, I had the misfortune of crashing into another rider. I ended up with a Total Shoulder Replacement. Just prior to that it was a meniscus repair. After wondering if I'd ever be able to run or write my name again, here I am training for the Ironman less than a year later! Lots of hard work, mentally & physicaly and I'm back in the game! The race was full but Ironman Foundation created an entry for me. I have done many races of all types, including stair climbs, snowshoe races and all the usual, including 2 Ironmans. This time it is not about me - it's my way of acnowledging everyone who has been there for me by paying it forward. In order to race for the Ironman Foundation I need to raise a minimum of $3,000. The money goes to local charities in the areas of the race, Cambridge, Maryland.
This race is 140.6 miles: 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run. In order to get through it mentally I will spend time thinking about the special people in my life - YOU! For each of the 140.6 miles I am giving you the opportunity to sponsor a mile. I will write the 3 people who donate the swim miles inside my swim cap. The 112 bike donors on my leg, and the 26.2 run donors on my arm. You can donate any amount of money per mile you want but to make it more exciting i'm suggesting $100 for each mile of the swim, $25 for each mile of the bike, and $50 for each mile of the run. Please send me a personal message letting me know which mile or miles you are choosing to sponsor so I can look at your name during that mile for motivation.
I am super psyched to do this race with you all!
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