I can say with 100% honesty that becoming active and getting in shape literally changed my life. I am healthier physically and I am also healthier emotionally. I feel SO good in so many ways. Running has given me a confidence that spreads to everything I do. I wish I had started this life style a long, long time ago.
Now I have the opportunity to help kids and their families in the US and in Africa make the same change, and have opportunities to include fitness and athletics in their daily lives.
I am SO honored to be running the ING NYC Marathon for Meb Keflezighi's Team MEB!! You know Meb right? He is the winner of the ING NYC Marathon in 2009 (first American winner since 1982!), Olympic Silver Medalist for the U.S., and a man with many, many other impressive achievements and successes in running, and an incredibly inspiring life story.
The MEB Foundation, helps ensure youth and their families engage in healthy, active lifestyles and is a leader and collaborator in health, education and fitness. The focus of Meb's foundation stems from his belief in the importance of 'Maintaining Excellent Balance.' I am always saying on here how important balance is in my life.
Many kids don't have the opportunity to be involved in sports, or even to get outside regularly to play and be active. You can help me give kids and their families access to programs that provide opportunities for improving health, education, and fitness, by helping me raise my minimum goal of $3000 for Team MEB.
I am not good at asking for help, but...
I have had a LOT of people tell me that my story inspires them. Whether you are here on my blog because you were inspired by a running mom of 12 or by my weight loss story or my love of running... or because you enjoy my writing....or because you are a friend or mine....or because you are a family member and have to (at least pretend to) like me, I am asking you please to donate to my cause through Crowdrise here.