Thursday, November 19, 2009

Team In Training, Here I Come!!!

When I was in High School I REALLY wanted to play softball but didn’t go out for the team. I still haven’t figured out why I chose not to try out and I refuse to live with regret, I do however think had I played softball I wouldn’t have the same desires as I do now.

So as you all know I am embarking on training for a half marathon, and I am going to do this with the support AND in support of Team in Training. Team in Training is a charity sports training program. They train participants in endurance sports; in turn the participants raise funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. At first I was skeptical about having the ability to raise the funds but after last night…

I went to the kick off event for Team in Training thinking that there was no way I could raise $1,500 AND successfully train for a half marathon. What I found was the greatest inspiration. This gentleman got up and spoke about his young inspiration whom he was introduced to when he initially decided to participate in Team in Training. I of course cried, and rediscovered my desire to improve the life of people who may be living with cancer.

Another thing I discovered was this great energy that I didn’t even realize I was missing. All of the people in that room had the same goal of finishing something that may have historically felt unattainable, some people who have been participating in endurance events for a long time who are now looking for a new adventure, people who were simply there to support those of us who joined. I will of course be chronicling this adventure with the same enthusiasm I now feel, thanks to the very inspirational gentleman who spoke last night!

Off to run (maybe I should be calling it jogging) a couple of miles!!!

If you have any interest in supporting me through this adventure, check out my fundraising page!

Stay tuned for my face on a Wheaties Box!!!

1 comment:

  1. Have to say, not sure you'll see me signing up for a 13-miler - but I am inspired by your crying at the launch day (I'd have probably cried too) - and also by your goals and determination. Though you do have an uber-important dog, you do not yet have children or husband and this is the best time in your life to accomplish these things - Go Sarah!
    And happy birthday!!