I never liked running. I’m slow and who just wants to run and run without a purpose? BORING! Then about 5 years ago my Dad convinced me to “try a half marathon” with him. I survived but promised myself I’d never do it again. But then, twice a year I’d find myself signed for another race. Then friends joined and suddenly it wasn’t so boring. And after the races you get beer!
Now I find that I enjoy running and I NEED it; to get the blood flowing, heart pumping, clear my head, see new neighborhoods, new places, friends, family. Last June I convinced my parents to visit us in San Diego so Dad and I could run a race together. Last November I convinced my girlfriends that it would be FUN to fly across the country to run a race together in Monterey. Maybe we’re all nuts but it was!
So this month I will continue running and start training for my biggest, longest race yet. I am officially running this year's Boston Marathon with my greatest running buddy, my Dad, who happens to be a Massachusetts State Trooper. I have been lucky enough to run as a St Jude Hero before and I am still lucky as I will be running for them and the Massachusetts State Police team this April.
In June, with your help the San Diego team raised over $250,000 for St Jude’s. I’m asking for your help once again to raise money and awareness for this fantastic organization.
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