EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
I am very excited to be running the 2013 Boston Marathon with Team CJP!
This will be my third marathon, my second Boston, and my first time shooting for a sub four hour finishing time.
You may have a few questions about this marathon running endeavor, and I will try to answer them below.
Q: I love mysterious acronyms! What is CJP?
A: CJP stands for Combined Jewish Philanthropies. CJP brings together the people, partners and resources to fulfill the most important needs and aspirations of our community. Rooted in compassion and justice and driven by innovation, we care for the vulnerable, forge strong connections with Israel and above all, inspire the next generation to embrace Jewish life and learning. CJP helps those in need (regardless of religion) in Boston, Israel and around the world.
My parents have been involved with CJP for decades, and when I moved back to Boston I got involved as a volunteer and leader with the CJP young adult community. Through CJP I have met amazing people, volunteered to help those in need and I am looking forward to raising money for an organization that provides so much to others. My aim is to raise $5,000. With your help I hope to meet and exceed that goal. Any amount that you are able to give will go a long way in helping those in need. I have volunteered at some of the organizations that CJP supports, and I can attest to how much your support is needed and appreciated by those they assist.
Q: Why are you running 26.2 miles? You know they have things like cars right?
A: Cars are great... but I don’t have one. So when the bus drops me off in Hopkington on April 15th I have no choice but to run the 26.2 miles back home. But really, the reason I started this whole running thing can be credited to my Dad. He started running the Boston Marathon in 1994 and would run it every year regardless of what else was going on... torn ACL, Passover Seder later that night, it didn’t matter, he was going to run the race. My Dad passed away in a hiking accident in April 2012, shortly before what would have been his 18th Boston Marathon. I’m running in 2013 in his memory.
Q: What’s with the dreidel costume?
A: My friend Janna and I ran the Jingle Bell 5k a few years ago dressed as dreidels. We got a lot of love as we spun our way down the course! The other photos are from the Spartan Race obstacle course in Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon in 2009, the path that my Garmin watch recorded while running the Harvard Stadium and my Dad at the finish line of the 2009 Boston Marathon.
Q: Running is awesome! Want to go on a run together?
A: Why yes! Send me an e-mail and let’s go for a run around the Charles River together!