Raising Money and Training

Tending bar at Maddy's Pub in Washington, DC, May 2010 as part of my fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training
Tending bar at Maddy’s Pub in Washington, DC, May 2010 as part of my fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

While most runners are taking time off to cross-train and condition during the harsh cold winter months, I bet most runners have already decided which races they will want to participate in for 2014. Endurance events like marathons, half-marathons, and triathlons are increasing in popularity, making some of the biggest, most popular races in the country sell out in record times or require lottery entries to participate. If you find yourself shut out of some of the most popular races in the country, you’re in luck: most races partner with local or national nonprofits and keep a limited number of race slots open for runners who want to raise money through their training. As endurance events continue to gain popularity, this is a win-win situation for runners and resource-strapped nonprofits both. Continue reading “Raising Money and Training”

2014: New Year, New Groove

2014 is a new year full of opportunity and promise. After a difficult year in 2013, personally, I could use the optimism and sense of re-engagement with one’s life that comes every 365 days. After ending last year’s racing season on a strong note with the December 28th Run for the Ranch Marathon, I’m looking forward to another strong year of racing and running! Continue reading “2014: New Year, New Groove”