Austin marathon finish!
I have reached 75% of my goal of $1500 for the year!!! Personal donations plus the Spartan Chicks BondiBand fundraiser have put me over $1000. Now to prepare for the Tough Mudder in April and Spartan Sprint in May!
Here we are- two days before my first marathon! I am nervous and excited. My half marathon went great, and I was able to go about my day just fine afterward, but have been having some pain in my achillies tendons since. I hope a bit of tylenol and some excitement will power me through the extra 13.1!
Hello friends and family!
Thank you for visiting my page. I am teaming up with the MS society to raise money toward finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. As you know, my husband Rex was diagnosed with this disease, which can be progressive, debilitating and unpredictable. I hope that by raising money through my races I can help make a difference in supporting research for treatments and a cure. Please consider making a pledge; it can be a one time donation, a per race pledge, or even a per mile pledge. Races I am planning this year are:
Pure to Pure half marathon
Austin Livestrong marathon
Tough Mudder (12 miles)
Spartan Sprint (3+miles, multiple laps)
Spartan Beast (13 miles, 2 laps)
and I'm sure I will add more along the way.
On the plegdge form, there isn't a way to specifiy per mile pledges, but so far I'm registered for 84 miles this year...and I WILL finish them all!
Why We Fight MS
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
Why I Chose to Participate
This year I've joined forces with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed - and because we want to prevent more people from learning what it means to live with MS. Today, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, and with a diagnosis occurring every hour in this country, it?s time to act. Diagnosis is most common between the ages of 20 and 50, and individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability.
I decided that instead of running for myself, or pushing myself for my own sake, I could make a difference for MS research, and support my husband in his battle with the disease.
Why You Should Sponsor Me
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will use funds collected from this event to support cutting edge research projects, as well as provide programs which address the needs of people living with MS today. Because we can do something about multiple sclerosis, because donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are helping to change the world right now, we are getting closer to the hour when no one will have to hear the words, "You have MS."