Monday, June 23, 2014

Another 26.2

While I was in Louisville for the Huntington's Disease Society of America National Convention this last week, I felt inspired. This was my 4th convention and it's been several years since I've seen old friends. My first three were in a row starting when I was 14 and I've stayed in touch with several of the friends I made who we're going through the same things with HD in their lives. I had found my home and I felt understood.

I was fortunate enough to be able to go back to convention this year for part of the long weekend and meet all the new young people and the next generation of HD warriors. I had been contemplating switching my Columbus Marathon registration from the half to the full marathon, and being around all of these other inspiring people made it clear to me that I needed to go for it.

I'm officially running all 26.2 miles of the Columbus Marathon for the second year in a row. 364 days after my first marathon. It's so cool to think about running the same race twice in the same year of my life - both my first and last day of my 26th year! Too many signs and feelings about the event made me realize I have to do it. I feel it in me to keep doing it. To do it for my Dad and those who can't. I will again be fundraising for the Huntington's Disease Society of America and I'll be documenting my training again over the next 16 weeks. 

If you find it in the kindness of your heart to make a donation, my fundraising website is at

Here we go!


  1. Awesome! Congrats on your decision to run it, and good luck with your next 16 weeks of training!!!!

  2. Good luck! I can't wait to read about your training!

  3. You go girl! So excited for you to run another full! :)