True, everyone "runs for a reason," whether it's to burn off last night's fajitas, train to become the next Kara Goucher or to escape the paper boy who is demanding, "I want my two dollars!" I've done plenty of runs myself to counteract caloric misadventures in Mexican restaurants, and plenty of runs aimed at shaving a few seconds off my stubbornly midpack pace...but the runs that have meant the most to me have been runs for Team in Training, an organization that raises money for lymphoma & leukemia research.
This year, I'll be doing it again. This time I'm honoring my friend Deena Heinrich, a really awesome woman who is fighting breast cancer tenaciously, so it means even more to me. I'm also helping out as a mentor for TNT this year.
Want to help raise money to fight cancer? You can join TNT yourself...and/or you can support my run with a tax-deductible donation.