On May 6, 2012, I’ll be running 6th half marathon – the Maryland Half Marathon. The MD half is important to me personally for several reasons. First, it was my first long distance race since my first marathon in 2006. Second, the starting line is within walking distance to my house – can’t beat that kind of convenience! And finally and most importantly, it’s for a great cause.
When I run a race, I like to know that my miles count for something more than just sore legs for the next few days. The unique aspect of the MD Half Marathon is that 100% of the net proceeds go to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Both of my parents are cancer survivors and too of my many friends and family members have been touched by cancer in some way. I will run as many miles as it takes to help make a difference in finding a cure.
The MD Half Marathon has it’s sights set on reaching it’s goal of raising $1 million this year. I know they can do it. To help them reach that goal, you can sign up for this awesome race today! If you’re in the MD/DC/VA area, please come out for this fantastic race.
To further convince you, here is a video my personal videographer (aka hubby) shot of me and Zain last week:
Don’t mind my near inability to form clear sentences; we stopped mid-run to take this :).