I have run the last 9 Boston Marathons, including the year of the bombing!!! I originally wanted to run just one marathon, the year that I turned 40. Somehow that first marathon led to another one, followed by another one. Before I knew it, I had a new goal to run 10 Boston Marathons: a decade of them!
Running has become a way of life for me. It is like brushing my teeth. I get up most mornings and just run . Running helps me to think, and process my life day after day. Running also keeps me strong so I can keep up with my three teenage boys, and work as an RN on a busy surgical unit.
For me, running the Boston Marathon is mostly about humanity and people. I will never be an elite runner, but the experiences that I have had running along that 26.2 mile route has taught me many life lessons year after year. One important lesson that I have learned is that we are all much stonger than we believe we are!
In the past, I have run the Boston Marathon for various charities. Knowing that I am helping others, makes my running the marathon that much more special. This year, I am running for the Bay State Games, a non-profit organization established in 1982 with the mission of promoting personal development, education, physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship to Massachusetts residents of all ages and abilities . Please help me to reach my personal goal of running my 10th Boston Marathon in a row by supporting me and the Bay State Games. I appreciate any contribution that you can make.
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