Countdown to Boston

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Training begins!

As of Jan 12, training has officially begun! I received my official confirmation in the mail this past week and it is hanging on my fridge. In just 3 months, I will be running the Boston Marathon!

Last weekend, my sister Kristen became a marathoner, finishing her first marathon in Walt Disney World and raising tons of money for leukemia. It was awesome to be able to be there and I was even able to be a buddy runner and join her from mile 18 to the finish (Way to go sister!). It was motivating to be running along with all of the marathoners and made me super psyched for April 20th!

I also just hit 8 months pregnant this week! I have been able to safely run throughout the entire pregnancy and it is my hope that I will be running up until the day the baby comes! The first week of "training" went well, and I’m looking forward to running with a little friend on the outside, which should make running a bit easier!

This will be my fourth marathon, but the most challenging yet given the circumstances. I will be running in honor of family close to me who have battled cancer. My grandfather fought and won a battle with kidney cancer in 2006-2007. Poppy/Joe Santo had success with a new drug that was being tested. I'll also be running in honor of my cousin in law Steph, who has been fighting breast cancer and is one of the most positive and happy people that I know.

Dana Farber is committed to providing cancer patients with the best treatments available today. They perform cutting edge research to develop cures for the future. THANK YOU so much to all of you who have donated already! I strongly believe in this cause and hope that you will consider donating towards progress, innovation and compassion in the fight against cancer. Any donation that you can make will be greatly appreciated. You can be assured that 100% of your donation goes directly to the Claudia Adams Barr Program for Innovative Basic Cancer Research. Thank you!

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Stay tuned for more updates!


  1. I love the picture of your meadl from the philly distance run.. your quite the photographer too! :)

  2. Wow, training in the eighth month. You are crazy, but keep up the great work. I'll be reading how things go.

  3. This is sooooo friggin exciting!! I am honored to support you in this cause. You are an amazing woman!! :-)