NYC Marathon

Seven years ago, my best friend and I went into Manhattan and watched her mother run the NYC Marathon. Coming from New Jersey this experience was completely new for me and I couldn't believe it. It was one of the coolest experiences I have ever witnessed. From the crowds of people to the runners themselves it was life changing. Ever since then it was something that I always wanted to do.

In the spring I started training for the NYC half marathon but then ended up fracturing my foot and had to defer until next year. It finally healed and I started training again for yet an even bigger and longer event the NYC marathon. Yet again another set back, two weeks ago after going 15 miles a couple times my chest started hurting (something I have suffered with in the past) I hurried to my doctor and they told me it wouldn't be safe for me to RUN in this years marathon.
As most of you know I am a very determined person, therefore this year I will still be run/WALKING in the NYC marathon for a wonderful cause. I will not be finishing this marathon with a certain time in mind. I will be walking/running into the finish line determined because this is something I wanted to FINISH.
The organization I will be with is Team for Kids which makes it possible for children across the country to experience the joys of running and fitness. Team for kids funds help support programs for more than 267,000 children nation wide. Since 2002, Team for kids members have raised more then 40 million dollars. Funding helps pay for training for teachers and coaches, most of whom are volunteers, program and practice supplies, and student incentives.
Children are a HUGE part of my life as well as fitness, which is why this organization couldn't have been a better one to partner with.
Thank you all again for your help and support. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the side line! Cheers!!!

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Kelsey Morris
New York, NY

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