Marathon Virgin!
$35 raised
4% of $1k goal
2 contributors
4 Years running
Hello!
Some of you may know me, others may be complete strangers! I appreciate you checking out my page regardless and hope that you may be able to donate. Anything will help, $5, $20, $100- whatever you can give!
Here is my story:
My whole life I ...
Hello!
Some of you may know me, others may be complete strangers! I appreciate you checking out my page regardless and hope that you may be able to donate. Anything will help, $5, $20, $100- whatever you can give!
Here is my story:
My whole life I always said "I am NOT a runner!" I never had an interest or ANY desire whatsoever to run, or even try it out. Whenever it came to exercise, I always preferred the stationary bike, elliptical, or various sports or strength workouts, but NEVER running (on a treadmill, outside regardless, it didn't matter).
I started a new job about a year ago that is very health/wellness oriented. They sponsor the Dallas Marathon every year and on a crazy whim, I decided to sign up and do the 1/2 Marathon, since they were paying for it and all. :) To ramp up I also decided to do the 8 Mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. After running the Turkey Trot and the Half Marathon and all the training I decided running really wasn't THAT bad. Then... it happened. I caught the bug. I have since run another Half Marathon, a 15K have another half coming up in 4 weeks and have many more races coming up this year. I've decided I would like to try a FULL Marathon. Since I lived in Chicago for 5 years, I decided the one Full Marathon I would like to do is the Chicago Marathon. After that I will probably stick with half's, because I think it's a good distance for me, but I just had to try ONE Full Marathon.
All this being said, I did it! I signed up for the Chicago Marathon, October 13th, 2013. Thankfully I got in the initial registration. I committed and have 100% committed to starting my training plan in June. I will have at least two other half marathons, a 5 miler, a 15K and a 5K before then, but will start the training schedule for the full in June.
I know running has a HUGE network of people and I'm hoping that you would like to sponsor me to fulfill this dream! I have already paid for the registration, but the trip from Dallas to Chicago will cost quite a bit as well as hotel stay and everything else included in such a trip. I have already done some pricing and the total trip will come out to $1000+. Again, anything you can give to help out a "Marathon Virgin" is greatly appreciated. Thank you all for helping me to achieve this dream and helping me in my goal of overall health and wellness for creating a new body and a new lifestyle!

So very appreciative,
Liz Dittrich
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