Boston Bound! Marathon #1
Dear Friends & Family,
I have never run a marathon. I grew up playing basketball, football and lacrosse, all of which required running - a downside to competing in the sports I loved. This perspective on running began to change during the Summer of 2011. I decided to start running, not as a punishment, but for actual fun. Soon after, I met Melissa during that same summer.
Melissa, on the other hand, had 8 marathons under her feet when we met. A track star throughout most of her life, she convinced me to up my mileage resulting in me running 3 half marathons between March and October of 2013. This was a real accomplishment and I thought, "Cool, I'm a half marathoner!"
Words cannot describe the love and gratitude we have for such amazing friends and family! We cannot believe it; not only did y'all help to meet the goal of $2000.00, but we actually exceeded it. For those that couldn't contribute with a donation, your words of love and encouragement have fueled the training and helped keep us working toward reaching this now very near day. Our cup hath spilleth over with your generosity and support and we are so grateful to be able to run on behalf of two such worthy causes as lupus awareness/research and helping to fight cancer in children. Here's to health, great friends and loving family - the three most important things in life!
Much love, kev & mel