In effort to begin a website to honor my Dad (more info below), I have also decided to enter the world of blogging. So as I pondered what on earth to talk about to open a blog I thought I should talk about one of the things I am most passionate about. As you can probably guess that would be the work of Team in Training. We are getting ready to launch a new season. Janice Sklar and I will coach the coming season which includes the new Disney “Wine and Dine” Half Marathon as well as the amazing Half and Full Marathon in San Francisco, the Nike Woman’s Marathon. This marathon is unique in that along the course you not only get water and sports drinks but you also get chocolate. And if that does not peak your interest this might; instead of the much deserved medal each finisher will receive a Tiffany necklace given to you by the San Francisco Fire Department dressed in Tuxedos.
This season a few of us will also be joining forces with Virtual Team in Training and flying across the pond to run the Dublin Marathon. I would like to send a personal invitation to each of you who have ever considered running a marathon or half marathon to consider joining the Team. I also want to send an invitation to any of you who have ever wanted to make a change in yourself while helping others to consider joining the Team. I cannot express what a life changing experience Team in Training made in my life.
The way Team in Training works is each person who signs up fundraises on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In exchange for you efforts you get: I must say awesome coaching, a mentor to help you fundraise and guide you, and expenses paid for your marathon. Team in Training is the number one endurance training program in the country. The money raised through the Team in Training program goes to furthering research for blood cancers and for patient support (this past year we passed the $1 Billion mark). Participants also make lifelong friendships.
Ok, no more excuses. This is your time to make a difference. Not just in your life, but in the lives of so many fighting blood cancers. If running is not your thing they also have programs for Triathlon, Century Rides (100 miles bike rides) and Hiking. You can log onto www.teamintraining.org and find out all the info you need to know. If there is not a local chapter in your area (such as Orange, Tx) then you can join through virtual Team in Training and join us for the fun at one of our events.
No words can ever express how amazing this program is and what it does for so many fighting for there lives. As you may have imagined, with the passing of my Dad my passion for this cause only grows stronger. So make the decision and be a HERO!
As I continue the blog I hope to answer the numerous questions that many of you send to me through emails. I will send out my favorite recipes as well as some of favorite exercise programs. The blog will also be used to keep you all updated of the progress of Team in Training. I am so excited of many of the upcoming events I have planned and I look forward to sharing these experiences with each of you.
The website www.milesforacure.com (still under construction) and blog are in memory of my Dad. Through the sale of items on this website proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I hope you will subscribe to the blog and come back often to look around and shop for a cure.