This year for my 26th Birthday I have sent some lofty goals: I will run in my first half marathon and raise $500 for St. Jude.
Organized running has never something that I was particularly gifted at but I've always been athletic. My reasoning for pursuing both of these challenges is that:
1. Every year I get older and lets be honest I doubt I'll be one of those 55 year old women running with
a stroller pushing their grand-babies so I've got to get it in while I still can
2. I've been volunteering at the Memphis Ronald McDonald House for almost two years and I have
been able to witness first had the power of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
3. The half marathon just happens to fall exactly on my birthday! And for years (26 to be exact) I have
been on the receiving end on December 4th, for once I would like to give back
I have been fortunate enough to have already raised all $500! It took less than a week! However, if you are interested in supporting my run please feel free to visit my St. Jude webpage or plan to come out the morning of December 4th and cheer me and the thousands of other runners on as we all race to the finish line!