I Got In! I’m Not Racing. But You Can!

I got this pretty awesome message in my inbox the other day:


Congratulations! Your guaranteed entry into the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been approved. At any time you can view your entry status through the Athlete Center (register.chicagomarathon.com/athletecenter).

Pretty exciting stuff.  But I am even more excited to tell you that I will not be racing in the Chicago Marathon.  Why not you ask?  Because I have been given the most exciting opportunity of being hired as the endurance coach for Team Momentum for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  I am so excited I can barely sleep!  As the endurance coach I will be training charity runners for the Chicago Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, and Boston 13.1 as they raise money for muscular diseases.

Team Momentum

Even better I have some exciting news for all my blogging friends and awesome followers.  From now until Friday April 4th you can skip the lottery to get into the Chicago Marathon and secure a spot right now.  Your spot will be secured at a minimum fundraising amount of $1000.  After that date minimum fundraising increases to $1500.  This is an awesome cause and an easily attainable fundraising opportunity for you.

By joining this awesome team you will receive free in-person or virtual training, Team Momentum gear, fundraising guidance and a webpage, a community of support from teammates, and an opportunity to accomplish one huge goal all while helping impact the lives of MDA families.

If you want to register immediately you can go to: http://www2.mda.org/chicagomarathon.

Talk about a chance of a lifetime!  I am so excited to be helping out both the MDA as well as fellow runners and marathoners.  Whether you are an experienced marathoner or you are just starting to think about doing your first one this is the perfect time.  I will be helping to set up training plans for all levels and if you are in the Chicago area we can hang out on some beautiful long training runs.

Give me a shout if you have any questions.  I hope you will be joining the fun!



31 thoughts on “I Got In! I’m Not Racing. But You Can!

    • Thank you so much! I hope you got my reply to your request the other day. I am dealing with new internet connections that I don’t yet trust. If you didn’t please let me know. I was touched by your request and would be happy 🙂

  1. That is amazing! I ran Chicago last year for charity and will be doing so again this year. It truly changes what it means to run a marathon.

  2. This is such a great news!!! Congratulations darling! I wish I could participate in it, but Chicago just a little bit too far away from me and I don’t think I am ready for a marathon yet. That being said, I find you gonna be an amazing coach, you are a great motivator and inspiration. You definitely know your stuff. Good luck in this new endeavor! ❤ xoxo

  3. I am currently running with Team in Training and have raised over $5,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I will be running on April 27th in the Nike Women’s half in DC. Can’t wait. It has been so rewarding and the exciting part is they asked me to mentor for the next season, so I know how excited you must feel

  4. I thought seriously of trying to get into the Chicago marathon this year but chose the Rock n Roll in St. Louis. What a great thing to get in! But why you are not racing is even better. 🙂 Congrats to you.

  5. That’s great, congrats! I was just looking at the MDA Team Momentum website this weekend after seeing a banner for it at the Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago. I have a relative with MD and raising money for MDA while doing a race sounds cool.

  6. Congratulations! I was really excited to read your post the other day. What a great cause and an awesome opportunity. I want to jump up and down for you. Big smile 🙂

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