What a crazy journey we have been on. We have flown all over the country running together. We have been helping people with cancer for the past three years raising more than $25,000. We have made such a difference. We have saved lives and given families hope. We used our gifts, our blessings, our experiences, and our love to help support some worthwhile causes. Because of this, you have enabled me to run the iconic Boston Marathon not once…but twice. And 2016…I am happy to announce we will do it again…and it will be my last tour.Sharpie Has Some Words About The 2016 #BostonMarathon #SharpImpact #TeamBIDMC Click To Tweet
Allow me to explain why this will be my last trip to Boston with a charity team. This will be my third trip to Boston and ladies and gentlemen…I can’t express my gratitude enough. But I won’t lie to you, I am ready for a break. Fundraising as humbling and as wonderful as it is to help those that need it can be (and is) very stressful at times. With some life changes happening for me, I need to focus on myself and practice some self care. Also, I want to open my seat to allow another worth while individual to experience the race of a lifetime the way I did. I don’t want to be selfish. Boston is for everyone. And there is so much to experience. Truthfully, there is NOTHING like your first Boston. I still remember running down Boylston with Adam and Katie our first year in tears! Boston changes you. Why wouldn’t I want to move out of the way and give someone else a chance to change their life and join The Order of the Unicorn?
For 2016, I was asked to return to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center team and raise funds for Kidney Disease. I, of course accepted and our goal is $6,000 by race day. When we hit this goal, The Sharp Endurance Network (that’s all of you) will have raised more than $30,000 for cancer. That number blows my mind. We did this together. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and my birthday all coming up, I want to ask for your help in donating to this cause. This would be the best 30th birthday gift ever. It take a village. Of course we have prizes. Good ones. Of course we will have videos as well. And I’m working on some other great things for all of you which I hope will be available closer to race day.
Oh and there is a twist. Since this is my last trip to Boston via charity…and I missed my A goal of 3:30 in NYC…I’m training all winter to #BeatYesterday and hit it in Boston. I know this course now. I know I can do it and I have a training plan which goes into motion the week after Thanksgiving. I will be doing accountability posts every single week on Mondays so you can all see how the training is going and how I am feeling. This race is about all of us. It is the 120th Running of the Boston Marathon and we have to make it count. I want to leave my mark on that course. I want to cross the finish line and drop the mic. I want to prove it to myself and to all of you. So this race is going to mean a lot to me. 2014…heat and humidity. 2015….rain wind and craziness. 2016…is going to be my best run ever. I see it and feel it. Help me get there by clicking here and kicking off the donations. Unicorns Await everyone. Oh did I mention I am doing the BAA Distance Medley this year so I’ll have ALL THE UNICORNS in the stable?!