I am running for the MEB Foundation- Maintain Excellent Balance- to support health, education, and fitness initiatives in the U.S. and the world. I can't think of a better way to say "thank you" to those who have made a difference in our lives than by honoring them with a donation to this charity that will have a positive impact in the lives of so many young people- our future generation.
Meb Keflezighi and his book "Run to Overcome" have been an inspiration and motivation to me in my life when I face personal challenges. My husband was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and underwent a life-saving double lung transplant thanks to the fantastic UCLA lung transplant program, and I lost my sister-in-law to ALS after a short but courageous battle.
I run to heal, I run to grow, I run to feel bigger, stronger, smarter, I run because running inspires me to reach farther!