Marathon Mom

by Emily on November 8, 2011

Every morning for months I’ve been lacing up my sneaks, filling sippy and snack cups –and recently layering on sweatshirts, jackets and hats– strapping my kids into my double jogging stroller, harnessing the dog, and hitting the trails.  Then on weekends –and the occasional opportunistic Wednesday– I’d dump the munchkins on my husband and head out solo to really log the miles.

me at the finish of the NYC Marathon Sunday

On Sunday my efforts finally came to fruition when I ran the NYC Marathon and raised $2,234 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  My incredible mother-in-law battles this degenerative disorder that currently has no cure, so I ran the 26.2 miles in her honor, and because with more funding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease could be only a few years away.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.

This year 47,000 runners tackled the NYC Marathon and collectively raised over $33 million for charity.  That’s a whole lot of something.

Please visit my project page for more info and the full story.



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