Support Team JCFS at the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

What inspired you to run/walk the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team JCFS?

Each year I try to do at least one thing that, when I think about it rationally, doesn’t seem really possible and that scares me a bit. This certainly qualifies. And, my friend Susan said, “Don’t you want to be able to brag about doing a marathon when we’re sitting on a porch some day, two uppity old ladies boring the young folks with tales from our past?”

What program are you running/walking for?

Family commons

http://www.jcfs.org/programs-services/inclusive-recreation/family-commons

How does JCFS Redefine What’s Possible? or Describe one moment when you knew that your work with JCFS made a difference in someone’s life?

When I am teaching martial arts in the Family Commons program, we have promotion tests four times a year. Part of the test is showing that your techniques have power by breaking a board. There is a certain look that comes on the face of students, doubtful that the board is going to break, once they’ve gone through it. In that moment, what seemed impossible turned out to be possible, and you can see the wonder of that spread all over them. If this was possible, what else might be?

What will you be thinking about at mile 20?

That it is mostly a mental decision to finish this $%@#! thing, not a physical one.

What food will you hunt down after the race to replenish those 2600 calories?

Chocolate peanut butter milk shake.

What do you love about running/walking?

It metabolizes stress, cleans out my mind and detoxes my attitude so that I can take on the challenges life keeps bringing!

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