Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K: 2014 Edition

In 2012, with Amy (left) and Laura (right).

In 2012, with Amy (left) and Laura (right).

In 2012, I ran my first and only 5K event in support of the American Brain Tumor Association, and in memory of my mother, who lost her battle with brain cancer in 2007. It was Mothers Day weekend, and so it felt like a worthy tribute. It ended up being more than that, and I wrote a post about how emotional, important, and special the experience was to me.

I’ve decided to do the event again this year, on Sunday, April 27. If you so choose, you can check out my fundraising page here. I’ve been lucky enough to have some people support my efforts already, and for that, I am extremely thankful. Thanks again to Michelle and Phil!

Now, on to training for the next six weeks. When I ran the event in 2012, I’d just recovered from a pretty invasive ear surgery, I wasn’t as active as I am now, and I weighed about 15 pounds more than I do today. I still kind of hate running, of course, but this is worth running for. I’m hoping I do better this year than I did then, but even if I don’t, I’ll be proud to be a part of the race. My awesome friend Jaimi is doing with me, and she didn’t think twice about it when I asked her.

Wish us luck!

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