Candice and I started running in our early thirties. We ran dozens of 5Ks. I can still see her running on her tiptoes as she did with her great calves muscles.
When I was completing the TEAM BIDMC application, I thought-can I really do this? I have definitely decided to take it up a notch by running the Boston Marathon. However, I know Candice continues to run with me in spirit - and will keep pushing me to march on. I also believe that this race will get me through this winter and provide an opportunity to meet and join a team of people who have a common purpose.
I also wanted to run the Boston Marathon as a way to say thank you and to support Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for caring for Candice during her final weeks. This hospital was truly exceptional in their care and compassion.
Ultimately, I run in Candice's honor. I will do this along side my dear friend Katie Majeski. The two of us will work in tandem over the next few months in our fundraising efforts and training- so stay tuned!
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