Saturday I’ll run with my buds from the NF Endurance team in the Jersey Shore Relay. It’s a marathon broken into 5 parts. I lucked out and only have to run 4 ½ miles. Training has been tough with the miserable weather we’ve had the last 2 months but I think I’m ready to go for it. My goal? Finish ahead of Snooki. I leave from a place called Gee Gee’s in Manasquan on the shore. Ever been there? Is it a pizza place? T-shirt shop? Strip club? I’ll find out in the morning.
I run for a reason, and my reason is a little girl named Meadow. You’ve probably heard me talk about her before. Her Mom Lisa is one of our biggest fans, or she might be a stalker, I’m not sure. :)
Meadow suffers from NF (Neuro-fibramatosis), a disorder that causes tumors to grow along nerves and can affect the development of bones and skin. Click the link to learn more.
Little Meadow is a true inspiration. She’s been through many surgeries in her short life. Someday she will either host a show on the Weather Channel or marry Chester from Linkin Park, or maybe both!
Whenever I feel like I’m about to hit a wall while running, I look down at my NF bracelet on my wrist and think of Meadow. Suddenly my aching legs don’t feel that bad.