Feeling the Love

2 Mar

I don’t think it is any secret that training for a marathon is a big commitment. Training to raise money for a cause brings the commitment to a whole new level. It also makes the whole process that much more rewarding. More work? Yes. But worth every effort.

During my fundraising efforts I have confirmed that the world is full of kindness, such a beautiful feeling after last year’s Boston Marathon was struck with terror.

When donations come in from all corners of my life, I feel the love.

When  I see people I haven’t even met on my list of contributors, I witness a selfless act of outreach.

When companies donate prizes to support my fundraiser, the Miles Against Addiction Virtual 5k, I feel support from my community.

When I run into friends and friends of friends and they genuinely want to hear how my training is going, I feel blessed.

Boston Magazine Cover, May 2013

Boston Magazine Cover, May 2013

One of my favorite quotes comes from Love Actually… “If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling that love actually is all around.” Lucky for me, I didn’t even have to look for it. By following a road that will lead me to the Boylston St. finish line, I have discovered a support system much greater than I have ever known. It’s this overwhelming sense of love that will allow me to not just cross the Boston Marathon finish line, but to cross with purpose.

Thank you for your donations, kind words and caring thoughts. It’s these things that truly make me go the distance.

What makes you go the distance?

With Heart & Sole,



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