Official kickoff for the Team in Training’s (TNT) NYC Triathlon team is in just about two weeks, which means one thing: the triathlon is just about 4 months away!! While I cannot wait to jump into the Hudson again (and even more – I can’t wait to step out of the Hudson after!), I am excited for the opportunity to be able to once again fundraise for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Since I first came into contact with TNT and LLS last year, I’ve been pretty open about what sucked me into their mission. I was only fourteen years old when my grandma died from non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and I wanted to make sure that she was still remembered, that what she went through was not forgotten, that it could be used to someway, somehow, change someone else’s life for the better, so that maybe some other little girl somewhere could have more time to spend with her own grandma. And so here I am!
But I am not doing this on my own. I am just a small part of a team with the same goal of eradicating cancer once and for all so that our loved ones could live fuller lives and stick around with us for a bit longer. Not a bad goal, right?
Training for the triathlon will be just as eventful as last year, so you don’t want to miss any of these updates! The NYC Half Marathon is coming up in less than 2 weeks, followed by a couple more awesome runs, some epic bike rides, (hopefully less traumatizing) swims in the ocean, and so much more – and you can have a front row seat to all the training successes, mishaps, and lessons along the way. This winter has been way too cold and long, and adventures are calling my name. Treadmills, stationary bikes and indoor pools: get ready to take five – I am heading outside!
Now, what can you do to help? Every penny that is fundraised goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Want to see the impact of your donation? Well, here you go:
Here is my fundraising page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/nyctri15/Meredith
Thank you so much in advance for your donations, your support, encouragement, words of wisdom and everything else you all throw my way. I really appreciate it all.
Alright, let’s go!