Team Challenge Training Update #1

March 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I decided to participate in CCFA’s Team Challenge half-marathon program this year. I wanted to provide you all with an update as to how I am doing with the training and fundraising!

I am astounded by the amount of sheer support I have received, both financially and emotionally, from my friends and family as I embark on my half marathon training program! Over the past month, I’ve raised over $4,700 towards my goal of $5,000. It is so humbling to see how many people out there really support the cause that is so close to my heart and Dan’s belly.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I am not a runner. In fact, prior to this program I did everything in my power to not be all that physically active. I know it wasn’t the smartest decision but for awhile, I was content with being lazy.

All that is changing now. I have been training with Team Challenge Connecticut for three weeks and the experience is pretty incredible. There are 37 people on the CT team who are participating in four races around the country- Virginia (like me), Napa (California), Kona (Hawaii), and Chicago. There are people on the team who have Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis and others who are running in support of someone with the disease. It’s incredible to see firsthand the number of people who are touched by these inflammatory bowel diseases.

Team Challenge CT at our first training!

Each week’s training gets a little easier. I have not been able to run a complete mile yet but, between running and walking, I am completing each workout, albeit a bit slow, which is all that matters. I also find myself getting excited and motivated to get out there and run, which is something I never thought would happen.

There are 12 weeks left until the Virginia Wine Country Half-Marathon and I am getting excited!

If you haven’t done so already, please consider donating to my fundraising efforts; a little goes a long way.

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