One of my goals for 2008 is to complete a marathon. It may be the only one that I ever do, but once you do one, you're a marathoner for life. Who knows, maybe I'll get hooked!
Monday night, I signed up for the Frederick Marathon through Team In Training (TnT). Officially, I'm now committed! (I'm wondering if I should BE committed.)
TnT has trained over 300,000 athletes participating in endurance events such as marathons, triathlons and 100-mile bike rides. While they've been at it, they've raised over $800 million to fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases. It's truly a great cause and an amazing story. Deb and I have a close friend that is a survivor of lymphoma, so the cause hits close to home.
I first encountered TnT in Delaware. They had lots of folks out for the marathon and the 10 mile race that I did. In Philly, for the half marathon, there must have been hundreds of participants and coaches on the course. They assign coaches and really get people moving. Very impressive. They keep you positive and motivated through the entire race and get you to the finish line.
For this event, my fundraising goal is $2500. Feel free to check out my TnT Web Page or click on the link to the right on this web page.
Onward to Frederick!