Most of you who know me will attest to the fact that I have never been particularly sporty. While my brother spent his youth fashioning a six-pack and playing soccer everyday, I was happy eating cookies and reading magazines.
Old habits die hard, but as the countdown to my first ever Marathon begins, I'm giving up my love for pork belly and (semi-)diligently training for the grueling 26 mile run through New York. I have even bought a pair of very ugly running shoes in an attempt to protect my knees from the asphalt.
This year I am running to raise money for Every Mother Counts - a non-profit that is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe around the world. EMC does this by connecting women in remote areas to healthcare, training locals to become birth attendants, educating women on family planning and offering basic medical supplies.
If you could take a moment reading more about EMC and donating on my crowdrise page, no matter how big or small the amount, it would make all my (upcoming) pain worthwhile :-)
Thanks for your support! Love, Mia
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