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Em's ING NYC Marathon Fundraising Page
Sep 23, 2013

Hey Everyone!

Welcome to my Team In Training home page! As many of you know, I'm running the ING NYC Marathon on November 3, 2013. (I'll wait for you to pick yourself up off the floor...)! I know...I can't believe I'm going to do this either!

Anyway, I'm part of a team that's on a mission to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

If you'd like to be a total rock star and make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training...well..I'd really appreciate it!

And now..I present you with a little "Ask Em Q&A":

Why are you running the NYC Marathon?

If I'm being honest, I decided to run the race for selfish reasons and you can read about that here. I needed a new personal goal to focus on that allowed me to channel some energy, time, and effort into something positive. Also, Marathon Sunday is one of my FAVORITE days in NYC! The energy is amazing and hitting the streets of MY city for 26.2 miles for my very first (and possibly last) marathon will be an awesome accomplishment!

Why are you running with Team in Training? Didn't you get guaranteed entry to the race via lottery?

Yes, I did get in via lottery (next time I’m playing Powerball). As far as TNT goes...aside from the fact that it's a kick-ass organization that is on a mission to cure cancer? It's a COMMUNITY and we all support each other. Running a marathon is no joke...but this team makes the process so much more enjoyable and inspiration is everywhere! Also, cancer sucks and while they didn't have specifically have it in the form of leukemia or lymphoma , there are several influential women in my life who have been through it and that I’ll be running in memory of or in celebration for Ann Marie Rossi, Sandy White (and her family) and my sister-in-law, Heather (read more about this decision here).

Why are you wearing high purple knee-socks?

They're compression stockings and I'm not sure they even work...but one of my running friends told me to buy them so I did. Also, I work out to justify the purchasing of overpriced accessories from Lululemon. Basically, I work out for the accessories.

Will you wear a hair bow during your run (as a throwback to you cheerleading days)? 100% yes. Absolutely. Most Definitely. A big obnoxious white bow. I’m still trying to figure out how I can incorporate glitter though.

Will I be able to cheer you on?

Yes and I hope you do! As previously mentioned, Marathon Sunday has always been one of my very favorite days as a New Yorker. The energy from the crowd is off the charts and keeps people moving. There's even an app to track each runner! So, if you're going to be out on the course - please let me know where you'll be so I can keep an eye out for you (and maybe bring Swedish Fish, bananas, Gatorade, and your camera…pretty please and thanks)!

How fast will you run?

I keep about a 10:20 p/mile pace…the race is 26.2 miles….you can just figure out my finish time on your own because math was never really my thing anyway.

Will you eat ALL the pizza when you're finished?

That is a ridiculous question because obviously the answer is YES. I'd also really love to try a cronut if someone can figure out how to make that happen (thanks in advance).




Supporter Comments

    "I hope my math isn't off... this should give you one penny more than your goal, because you've never been one to settle just for your goal, you always have to do just a little bit better, even if a tiny bit, but most of the time way more than a tiny bit. And, let's face it, you like tripled your goal once you saw how loved and supported you are, so whatevs... ;)"

    Matt Stitzer

    Thu Sep 26 10:38:43 EDT 2013

    "We are cheering you on! Love, Loretta and Vic"


    Mon Sep 23 03:56:33 EDT 2013

    "Love you and am so proud of you! xo"

    Theodora Blanchfield

    Wed Sep 18 09:32:09 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Emily!"

    Laura Skladzinski

    Sat Sep 21 03:43:53 EDT 2013

    "Extremely proud of you E Dull! Git err dunn!"

    Darren & Sara MacDonald

    Mon Sep 23 10:00:33 EDT 2013

    "Can't wait to see you out there running buddy!"

    Kathleen Hess

    Mon Sep 23 10:08:24 EDT 2013

    "This is not an easy task. You have big dreams Emmy. I'm happy to see you going after them! "

    Nancy Andes

    Mon Sep 23 10:12:29 EDT 2013

    "Go Emily!!!"

    Claire and Drew

    Mon Sep 23 01:42:49 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Emma! So wish I could be there to cheer you on. "

    Amanda McCallen

    Wed Oct 02 09:13:53 EDT 2013

    "Run run run Emily! Best of luck!! Can't wait to see the blog to follow the journey! XO. Alexis"

    Alexis F

    Fri Oct 11 12:13:10 EDT 2013

    "have a great run!"

    tammy johnson

    Thu Oct 31 04:41:55 EDT 2013

    "Emily, we wanted to wish you the best in running the NY Marathon. We are cheering for you! Love, Robert & Frannie"

    Robert Palumbo

    Mon Oct 21 03:35:57 EDT 2013

    "So proud of you Emily! Have fun!"


    Sat Oct 12 01:42:05 EDT 2013

    "good luck em!"

    Steve & Christine Kim

    Sun Sep 29 07:11:33 EDT 2013

    "Go Em!!"

    Gwen Mesco

    Fri Sep 27 10:05:17 EDT 2013

    "Go EM!"

    Alexa Quku

    Thu Sep 26 08:56:30 EDT 2013

    "Go, Em, GOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!"

    Jayme Rubright

    Wed Sep 25 11:09:08 EDT 2013

    "Run Em Run..."

    Ron Johnson

    Mon Sep 23 11:19:48 EDT 2013

    "You can do it, Emily! Can't wait to cheer you on as you speed by! "

    Anna Curtis

    Sat Sep 21 12:35:55 EDT 2013

    "Run like the wind!! "

    Tracy Schwartz

    Fri Sep 20 10:03:12 EDT 2013

    "Go buddy!!"

    Ben Holstein

    Mon Sep 23 04:24:25 EDT 2013

    "Go Em!!! So proud of you!"

    Lindsey Carapezza

    Mon Sep 23 08:42:18 EDT 2013

    "Emily: you are amazing!"

    norm dull

    Tue Sep 24 10:53:46 EDT 2013

    "Great seeing you, best of luck! - B & V"

    Brian & Virginia Hobin

    Thu Oct 03 08:49:15 EDT 2013



    Mon Oct 28 08:03:33 EDT 2013

    "yay em! run like the breeze!"

    Emily S

    Mon Sep 23 05:07:53 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,325.00 | Goal: $3,250.00
133 %

My Team

Team Total: $32,140.00 | Goal: $30,500.00

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My Thanks To

Darren & Sara MacDonald $250.00
Stuart Cawthorn $100.00
norm dull $100.00
Ben Holstein $100.00
Claire and Drew $100.00
Katie, Corrin, and Ford $100.00
Ron Johnson $100.00
Brad Thompson $100.00
Matt Stitzer $82.01
Loomis Sayles $50.00
Loomis Sayles $50.00
Loomis Sayles $50.00
Steve & Christine Kim $50.00
Nancy Andes $50.00
Laura Skladzinski $50.00
Tracy Schwartz $50.00
tammy johnson $25.00
Alexis F $25.00
Jayme Rubright $25.00
Emily S $25.00
Kathleen Hess $25.00
Anna Curtis $25.00
Theodora Blanchfield $25.00
Frank Alexander  
Robert Palumbo  
Christa Hilt  
Sabrina Kieffer  
Brian & Virginia Hobin  
Amanda McCallen  
Gwen Mesco  
Alexa Quku  
Evelyn Dull  
Thomas Panissidi  
Lindsey Carapezza  
Kate S  
Katie & Alex McGrinez  
Meridyth Davis  
Emily Haan