Yinz Team Marathon Relay
Two years ago my husband started running on a fairly regular basis. We had
stolen acquired a treadmill from my sister-in-law a few years prior to that. It had gone largely unused until that point. Since it was just taking up space in our garage, I was glad that someone was finally using it.
A few weeks after he began running, my husband came home one night and informed me that he and four friends were going to run in the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. I don’t recall what my reaction was, but I’m fairly sure it involved a chuckle, a nod and a sarcastic “Sure you are.” Well, sure enough, a couple months later he and our friends ran (and finished) the marathon relay. I had every intention of taking Jack to see his daddy run, but it rained that day, so I monitored their progress on-line.
They had a great time running the race so I wasn’t at all shocked when they decided to run again last year. This time, I enlisted my in-laws and had them watch the boys so I could head down to the finish line and celebrate with everyone after the race. It was fun to watch all the runners (not just my friends) celebrate and talk about the race.
A few months after the marathon, I started running. And to my amazement I like it. So, when two of the team members said that they weren’t able to run this year, it was pretty much a no-brainer that I step in. I’m excited to run. The Pittsburgh Marathon is a great event. The course runs through some of the best parts of the city and brings elite runners to the city. I’m excited to run with an awesome team, affectionately called Yinz Team. I’ll be running with @shireman (that’s my husband!), @adriennemcc, @kdudders, and @pghjen. We are all great friends and we make a great team, if I do say so myself.
I have to admit though, the best thing about running the relay event is being able to help out a good cause. We will be raising money for The Mario Lemieux Foundation. For those of you who may not know, The Mario Lemieux Foundation raises funds for cancer research and Austin’s Playroom Project, a program that creates playrooms for siblings in various medical facilities. You can read more about the awesome programs here.
Our team’s goal is to raise $1,500 for The Mario Lemiuex Foundation. That’s $1,500 that would go to cancer research or to help build a playroom in a hospital. That’s awesome, right?
So here’s where I need your help. If you can spare a couple bucks, can you head over to my team’s fundraising page and make a donation? I wish that I had some embarrassing pictures to entice you with like some people **cough cough**, but I don’t have any. I could lie and say it’s because I was an adorable child and my teen years weren’t at all awkward, but you would all know that’s not true. The truth is that I just don’t have any embarrassing pictures in my possession.
So because the marathon relay is like 59 days away and we need to raise $1500 and I have no possibility of acquiring any pictures, I’m just gonna have to reward you with pictures of my cute kids. That is unless someone has a suggestion for a “reward”. I will entertain suggestions, but here is the catch, for your suggestion to be considered, you have to make a donation. Here’s what you do, head over to the fundraising page and leave a donation. Leave a comment letting me know that you made a donation and giving me a suggestion for a reward. I promise to pick one suggestion when our team reaches it’s fundraising goal.
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