Monday, September 29, 2014

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

I didn't post last week because I was studying 24/7. 
This is what I woke up to every morning:
Study, study, study!
And this is what I went to bed to every night:
Good night books. See you tomorrow!
But Saturday, I took my exam and ...
I passed!
I passed my Commission on Dietetic Registration Examination!
I can't wait for my CDR email granting me full use of the title I earned:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!
The exam was very difficult - so glad it's behind me!
Amazingly, throughout all the studying, I was 
still able to stay focussed on my training for the NY City Marathon.
Also, I am running a half this Saturday in West Virginia:
State # 22, here I come!
What races are you signed up for this fall?

Train Smart Today!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Run to Never Forget: Part Two

Jeremy Boyd
Made it to NYC! 
240 miles of running
The Pentagon 
to Shanksville, Pa
to Ground Zero!
It was an great way to end a very emotional day.
Thank you Jeremy for caring so much to decide to run 240 miles to support the 9-11 families, and children. Funds raised for the Run to Never Forget were going to Tuesday's Children and The Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Sissy and I with Jeremy
at the World Trade Center Memorial
My sister and I met Jeremy, his mom, his brother, supporters, and a few other 9-11 families, along with some Tuesday's Children board members and employees at Pier 11. Jeremy and his supporting friends and family took the ferry over from Port Liberte in Jersey City, New Jersey.
From Pier 11, we all ran up Wall Street 
to the World Trade Center Memorial.
I can't believe we ran up Wall Street!
Waiting at a light in downtown Manhattan
with my Sissy!
It was amazing! 
Congratulations to Jeremy and to all his supporters. 
Jeremy and his supporters!
I think he was delirious - 
because he said he wanted to do this again next year! 
Sixty miles everyday for four days! 
I'm glad you got to see the tower of lights
And The Freedom Tower
I'm sure there is one person in heaven who is also amazed at your vision, goal, and success in reaching that goal ...
Train Smart Today!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Run to Never Forget!

Last week, I received an email from Tuesday's Children 
about Jeremy Boyd
Back in 2012, Jeremy Boyd came up with the idea to run from the Pentagon to The World Trade Center Memorial. Since then, he convinced his wife and family that he could do this, planned his course, and started training! In the beginning of this year, he suffered through a few injuries, and didn't know if he would make the 240 mile expedition. Fortunately in April of this year, he started to feel stronger, and saw that this idea was really possible! It was going to happen!
But why?
Why would anyone want to run 240 miles?
Jeremy wanted to make a difference!
He planned 
to give back.
Any monies Jeremy raises he will donate to
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Thank you Jeremy!
I think you will find you made a great choice giving to 
Tuesday's Children ...
Both of my children have been involved with Tuesday's Children.
They participated in the "Helping Heals" Program and helped build houses after Hurricane Katrina. Tuesday's Children partnered with Habitat for Humanity to instill a sense of "Paying it Forward". They have taught my children that when someone helps you after a tragedy, it is your responsibility to one day do the same for others. 
Also, both my daughter and my son 
participated in the Tuesday's Children Program, 
Project Common Bond
They are friends with children from all over the world - kids just like them who are victims of terror attacks. My children have learned that the terror groups do not represent what the people, families, and children of these countries want. They know, through conversations with their friends, they not only share a common bond, but also a common desire for peace.

In that email from Tuesday's Children, there was a question:
Would anyone would like to run with Jeremy?
How could I pass an opportunity like that up?
Of course, I gotta meet Jeremy!
I reached out to him this week and ...
I am running the last bit of the run with Jeremy
From Pier 11 to the World Trade Center Memorial!
I can't wait!
This is very exciting!
Go Jeremy!
Run Strong!
Train Smart Today!