Hey all! I hope you’re having a great Thursday.
It may seem hard to believe, but registration for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May opened this past Tuesday, October 1. For those who don’t know, last year a family friend of mine, Kyle, tragically passed away while running in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon.
This day has truly changed a lot of peoples lives but we all know that Kyle would want us to continue to live life the way he would – to the fullest.
Kyle’s mom, Mary Beth, is one of my mom’s best friends & like a second mother to me. I grew up spending a lot of time at Mary Beth’s house & hanging out with Kyle & his brother Seth. The strength that his family & friends have shown over these last months has been inspirational & motivating.
The other day, my friend Megan created a group on Facebook for the campaign “Run4Kyle”. As I read about the movement & hit accept, I instantly knew that I had found my new goal.
Because the marathon it is such an overwhelmingly popular event here in Pittsburgh – Kyle’s friends & family wanted to make everyone aware in case they wanted to run in Kyle's honor as so many of us are planning to do.
It is often said, "I can't imagine a better way to celebrate his life than by completing the race he was so determined to run.”
For all of those who are looking for info about the race, it can be found here.
The goal is to create awareness for a combined effort to fill out your bib name as "Run4Kyle". Even if you’re not in the Pittsburgh area and this story hits home with you, please consider honoring Run4Kyle in your city!
So truth be told, I am not a huge runner & you all know that. BUT I was itching for a new goal & this it. Yesterday I hit my old school track & ran a few miles – they felt good! It was a beautiful day & I really enjoyed it.
I plan to share with you all how I’m doing in preparation for this & my friends at Under Armour are being so supportive as always & I appreciate them sponsoring my goal.
I’m one out of many people making this their new goal so GOOD LUCK to everyone as we all prepare to honor our friend, Kyle!
#IWILL Run4Kyle & run the half marathon in honor of him & his family.
Runners, any tips for a newbie??