DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON wrote -
"The mission of Dreamfar High School Marathon is to challenge high school students to reach their full potential - physically, socially, emotionally, and academically - through a mentor-supported marathon training program."
The way that I got involved with Dreamfar is a funny story. I grew up watching my mom run many marathons, but running was never my thing. I ran track in middle school, but complained everyday and was not very good. The 1 mile run was incredibly difficult for me. Then, last year, when I came home after graduating from college I went with my mom and brother to a 5K with Dreamfar thinking I was going to take a nice walk. Once the race started and everyone was running, I thought "oh shoot, I guess I need to run." After that, I figured if I could run 3 miles, how hard could 26.2 be. So I decided to join Dreamfar as a mentor and train for the Providence Marathon.
Last May, on mother's day, I ran and completed the Providence Marathon. As I crossed the finish line all I could think about what how amazing of an accomplishment this was for me and all of the other runners and at the same time, I promised myself I would never run again, especially not another marathon.
But Dreamfar sucked me in. I cannot think of a better way to spend my Saturday mornings than with all the High Schoolers, Teachers and Mentors.
I realized that running does not need to be about time or winning a race, but about yourself and feeling proud and accomplished.
This year I have been given the amazing opportunity to run the 2014 Boston Marathon and who better to run on behalf of than Dreamfar.
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