Wednesday, January 6, 2010

high hopes

When I first started thinking about a title for this blog the Frank Sinatra song "High Hopes" popped into my head. Except it isn't he, it's she. "She's got high in the sky apple piiiiieeeee hopes!" For what you ask? Well, let me explain a bit.

In 2008 I received a random brochure in the mail one day from an organization named Team In Training. TNT is a sports training program that raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Basically, they will train you for a marathon, half marathon, or triathlon and all you have to do is raise a certain amount of money for charity. I had no clue how they got my name and address, but I was intrigued. I researched TNT and they seemed like a great organization. So, without hesitation I signed up in October of 2008 for the Disney World marathon held in January of 2009. I figured if I was going to run something, I might as well go big and choose the marathon.

When I began training I couldn't even run a mile. When I finished training I was running 10 miles at a time! Unfortunately, I never made it to the Disney marathon. In November '08 I hurt my iliotibial band in the my left leg. This is a common runner's injury, and in my case was caused by not enough cross training. Alright, so what's the point of this story? The point is that I have never forgotten about Team In Training. In 2008 I raised over $2,000 for TNT and I am ready to tackle this challenge again.

Beginning in May I will rejoin TNT and begin training for the Nike Women's Marathon in San Fransisco, CA on October 17th! I am really excited about this marathon and am certainly not waiting until May to begin training. I've been working out lately for the wedding, but now that I have a goal to run this marathon I will begin running again. :o) I greatly believe in this organization and am looking forward to joining the TEAM again! If anyone would like to join me or wants more information about TNT, please let me know! This is going to be a life changing trip!

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