It's hard to imagine anything more exciting for a runner than participating in the Boston Marathon, but being able to run this historic race on behalf of my incredible agency is truly an honor.
As Victory Programs' Communications Manager, I have the honor of being part of an agency that helps 2,600 individuals and families every year - folks dealing wtih homelessness, drug and alcohol addicition and chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS. We work tirelessly to help our clients get back on their feet and live the healthy and productive lives we know they're capable of.
Like training for a marathon, our clients have to work hard, stay disciplined, have faith in themselves and never, ever give up. I cannot wait to run those 26.2 miles in tribute to the hard work they put into buildiing their futures.
A Little Bit About Me
By day, I work in communications - writing press releases, maintaining our website, administering our social media accounts and basically telling the world how amazing Victory Programs is.
By night, I am a runner and a devoted cat mom but since this about me raising money for running the Boston Marathon, I'll stick with running part of my life.
One beautiful October morning in 2013, I decided I didn't want to go to the gym - it was just too nice outside. I decided, instead, to see what all the fuss about this whole running thing was about...3 miles later I was hooked. Since that October morning, I've run eight 5ks, one 4 miler, two 5 milers, a 10k, a half marathon and a trail run. Every time I took on a new length race, I saw it as an opportunity to push myself to do something I'd never done before. I can't believe as I sit here now, that my next big race will be running Boston!
I'm excited to share my journey with you. I've started a blog - Lori Runs Boston - to chronicle my training and fundraising efforts - so I hope you'll follow along.
Thank you for supporting me, Team Victory and Victory Programs!
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