It sounds weird to say it, as less than a year ago I never imagined I would be doing this. But it’s a funny thing when things happen in your life and suddenly your bucket list grows, your priorities change, and you start to say yes to things you never imagined you’d do. Because life is short, and why not.
Last year I signed up for the Des Moines marathon partly because it fell on what would have been my dads birthday, and partly because it just felt like a neat thing to say I did when I was 30. I wasn’t sure if it was a one and done deal, but then an acquaintance told me soon after how she ran the NYC Marathon with a charity, and what a cool and special experience it was. I started to think I had at least one more marathon in me.
After a little bit of digging I found out I could gain entrance to the NYC Marathon on 11/1 by running with Team in Training through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It sealed the deal. A good friend has been fighting lymphoma for over 2.5 years, and he’s been nothing short of an inspiration to me and everyone around him in the way he has gracefully handled this entire difficult, grueling experience.
To officially ‘gain’ my entry I need to do some fundraising. My sweet pal Laura of XO-LP created a special (and darling) set of 6 note cards (which she’s named the mail-a-thon set!) to help me with this, and 100% of the proceeds go directly to LLS. Sharing 3 of the cute images here, but to purchase the set of 6 and see the rest of the designs please visit here.
I really appreciate your support! (and check out more of XO-LP’s amazing stationary here!)