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I am training to run my first half marathon (13.1mi) with Team Challenge on July 19 at the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon. I have run the Falmouth Road Race (7.1mi), held on Cape Cod every August, and there really is no feeling like the rush of finishing a race. I'm proud to be able to run while raising funds and awareness for research leading to a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis - painful, medically incurable illnesses that affect over 1.4 million Americans.
Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated so generously to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America through my fundraising campaign. If you haven't made your donation yet, it's not too late!!!
Donations are tax deductible and over 80% of every dollar I raise will directly fund the mission of CCFA. If you donate $100 or more, I’ll dedicate a mile in Napa to you! I am running the last mile and crossing that finish line for my uncle John, who has colitis, and for everyone else affected whom I've met during the campaign that has been so kind as to share his or her story with me! Help me make it to that last mile! I'm thrilled to have been able to raise so much for this cause already - help me reach $5,000 by May 18!!!
After injuring my knee in the Rockefeller 10k on June 27th, I was instructed to stay off of it for 3-5 days. I then saw an orthopedist who gave me the "ok" to run the half marathon, provided I start back slow and don't have any further problems. I've been working out on the elliptical and treadmill for almost a week now; last night I took to the trails for the first time since my injury. I made it 4 miles before my knee told me to stop. I'm going back to the elliptical and treadmill for a few days in the hopes that my knee just needs a little more time to recover. Regardless, I will be running in Napa in 11 days - it just may take me a little longer than planned, and may involve a bit more walking than I would like :-(
If you have any questions, suggestions, or stories to share, I may be reached at BBTeamChallenge@gmail.com
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