One of my first ever Blends (blog friends) Was Jennie from Running Jennie. . We were both training for our first half-marathon (which we both accomplished!!) Both fairly new to the blogosphere. Today, Jennie has a guest post for y’all!!!
A year ago, if you had told me I would be training for my third half marathon while trying to raise $5,000 for charity, I would have told you that you were crazy. I had not yet run my first half marathon and have never been a strong fundraiser. To find myself doing both right now is shocking. But here I am!
When I decided I wanted to run another half marathon this coming winter, I knew that I wanted to make it about something bigger than me. I had heard a lot about Team in Training, a group that trains for endurance events like half marathons while raising money to support blood cancer research and programs. I decided to join them. Although I am blessed to not have a personal connection to blood cancers right now, I know many people who do have stories, and I know that there are many more people that I don’t know yet who have stories. I am running for all those people. There are people in the world who will never have this opportunity, for so many different reasons, and I count myself lucky that I have this chance to make a difference.
One of my fundraisers is a virtual run. A virtual run is a race where you sign up, pay a “race fee” (donation), and run the race on your own (or with friends!) on a date of your choosing and at a location of your choosing. You run, jog or walk either a 5k or 10k distance on your own or with friends, outside or on a treadmill. All proceeds of this virtual run are going to Team in Training, and participants have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes from great companies like Endorphin Warrior, KT Tape, Larabar and SPIbelt. Participants will also receive Tinker Bell themed “bling” as a thank you for your support.
I hope you all can join us for this virtual run to raise money for Team in Training. For more information about Team in Training, you can visit [their website] ( http://www.teamintraining.com ) and for information on my fundraising progress or to make a donation, visit my [personal fundraising page ] ( http://www.tinkintraining.com ). Thank you for your support!
Virtual Runs are becoming more & more popular! I mean, who doesn’t want to get a sweet Tinker bell bling to show that they helped the lives of cancer patients?