Susan Tenney's "What? She's Doing a Marathon?!" Fundraising Page
May 15, 2009 by Susan Tenney
On October 18, 2009 I will walk 26.2 miles in the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco. I have never done anything like this before.
I know why I'm doing it: to push myself; to step outside my box; to challenge my heart, my lungs, my feet, my will; to keep all the bread I bake and eat from getting the better of my health; to raise money for a great cause.
But frankly, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to do it. I am not what you would call an endurance walker -- yet. This is where Team in Training comes in. They have assured me that if I do my part, they will train me to go the distance. They will teach me, coach me, support me -- so I will be able to walk the 26 miles.
But I do have to do my part: I have to show up at twice-weekly training sessions and walk increasingly long distances with my coaches and other team members. On most other days, I have to walk and do core strength or weight training on my own.
And I have to raise at least $2500. Team in Training benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by training people like me who are not athletes to participate in endurance events in return for us raising fairly large chunks of change. The money we raise goes to LLS to: fund research towards finding a cure for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
If you know someone who has been affected by a blood cancer and would like me to walk in his or her honor or memory, please let me know.
Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!