2012 March

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J’s Run 5k – Run/Walk May 12th

Here is an awesome 5K my friend is putting on for a cause close to my heart. J’s Run 5k – Run/Walk in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, May 12, 2012. J’s Run is a fundraiser in memory of two women, Joan Stein and Jennifer Reeves who both lost their lives to pancreatic cancer, the same awful disease that took the life of my number one fan, my father. There is no early detection for Pancreatic Cancer, limited treatment and still no cure. The race is May 12th so there is still time to train, even if you have never run a 5k and have little or no training. Follow these easy steps and in just 5 weeks you will find yourself finishing a 5k and having fun: -Start by walking, and add a little run every so often as it becomes enjoyable, then increase the length of the run. -Do this workout for about 30 minutes every other day and you will accomplish two things: 1 increase health and fitness and 2 you will finish a 5K! Awesome! Sign up for J’s Run through Active.com the price is just $25.00 until May 8th then it goes up to $30. Have an Amazing run! www.jsrun.org http://www.active.com/running/bethlehem-pa/js-run-5k—run-walk-2012  
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Viva Roma- The Rome Marathon

Tomorrow morning I am off to Rome. I am so excited. I will be running the Rome Marathon on Sunday March 18, the same day as the LA Marathon. Some of you may not know that I am a pace leader for the LA Roadrunners. The official training group for the LA Marathon. I call them the G6 as in Group 6 . When the opportunity came along to go to Roma it was a chance of a lifetime. I will unofficially start my 52 for You journey in Rome. Then I have 3 weeks to recover for Boston. After Boston the marathons will start rolling in. Since my training was cut short due to an injury, my marathons will not be about speed. They will be about spirit and truly that is what it is really all about. My amazing coach/fiance is holding me back to a 4:40 Marathon, as I beg and plead to him to let me run at least a 4:39. I must remember the bigger picture, this is about spirit, this is about my love for running and the love for my father and for the people. Most importantly my mission to spread hope, awareness and money to help find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. The awful disease that took the life of my father, my number one fan. So off I go, feeling a little anxious, a little scared and a little sad as I leave my LA Roadrunners to go do the LA Marathon without me. It’s ok they have two awesome pace leaders who will get them to the finish and I am even taking a few runners from our group with me. Stay tuned for more as the G6 represents in Rome and the Maratona de Roma becomes a Movie: The Spirit of the Marathon 2. Ciao!