EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
Since going blind, I've looked for a way to push myself physically while staying safe. About a half-mile into my first run with a guide I knew I'd found it! I've gained speed and endurance like anyone who has trained, but more importantly, I've found a greater confidence in and respect for myself.
This April I will be running my first marathon, with Peter Sagal as my sighted guide! I am so excited to be racing as a member of Team With A Vision, and to be raising money to support the same organization that matched me with my first running guide and connected me with Peter.
For the last 22 years members of Team With a Vision have toed the starting line on Marathon Monday and shown the world that 'disability' does not mean 'inability.' All funds raised by Team With A Vision support the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 12 low vision clinics, 33 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.
Peter Sagal has been host of the National Public Radio game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! since 1998. Since then, the show has become one of the most popular programs on public radio, heard by nearly three million listeners on 520 public radio stations nationwide, and heard by a million people every month via podcast. This will be Peter's second year racing and raising funds on Team With A Vision. He is also a regular columnist for Runner's World magazine, where he wrote about his experience as a sighted guide for Team With a Vision and being at the finish line near the Boston Marathon bombings. http://www.runnersworld.com/races/peter-sagal-eyewitness-to-bravery-horror