BENEFITING: Pta Texas Congress
EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2017
I started running in October of last year with the help of a friend who wouldn't let me quit. My main goal at the time was to get in better shape and avoid adding a second daily medication for hypertension. On a whim, in January of this year I signed up to run a half-marathon and started training. My training was not perfect but I did end up finishing the half-marathon on my own two feet and was hooked. I had the opportunity to throw my name in a pool for a chance at the New York City Marathon and got selected. I have been training since June for the New York City Marathon on November 5th. I received an email from the New York Road Runners, the hosts of the marathon, suggesting I do a fundraiser as part of my marathon experience. I thought long and hard about who I would want raise money for and decided on the Fisher Elementary PTA. I was honored to be recruited to be the PTA president last year and have seen just how much the PTA does to support the school.