Welcome to Lucky Number 4!
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Elizabeth Anne Lazdins
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The Cwiklo Family
Megan R Pritchard
Dear Family and Friends,
This October I will be running in the Marine Corps Marathon in my fourth marathon. Four is my lucky number so this year is going to be great! I have also taken on the added challenge of raising money for vital diabetes research. Please support me in my efforts to run 26.2 miles for a cause that means so much to me.
Diabetes is one of the most common and serious chronic diseases in the United States. The incidence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing. 26 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 million more are diagnosed every year. This includes 15,000 children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year.
You can help!
All of the money I raise for the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation will fund research to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. Every dollar counts so please donate what you can. Together, we can make a difference. Already so many research programs have been completed and we are getting closer to treatments for this. You can be a part of history as new treatments are researched and cures are found. The Diabetes Action Team is committed to funding not only research for a cure but also programs that help treat the conditions caused by this disease and education for the public.
We all know someone in our lives that have this disease or we have it ourselves. My grandmother has been battling it for years and my mother had it as well. One of my good friends, Joe, found out a few years ago that he also had it. None of these people ever let it get them down and stopped living a great life. The fight never stops and neither will we.
Thanks so much for your support and encouragement!
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For the love of it
So this summer just seems to be flying by. It seemed like I had so much time and now we're into August already. Eep! So now I've been getting back on track with my training and it hasn't been the easiest time. I've struggled with following my watch and schedule. This past Thursday was a terrible run. It's a moment that you wonder why you're killing yourself for this and it was just 5 miles. Sunday I was supposed to do 12 miles but I knew that 10 would be a better goal since 8 was the longest I had done. For those that don't know my running style, I'm a bit of a turtle but I'm proud of it.
I was a little nervous about running that far and having a terrible time again. So instead of following my watch some crazy timekeeper, I just ran when I felt like it and walked when I wanted. The morning was spectacular. The sun had just risen and the air as cool. The river was perfectly still and I watched as a crane flew low over the water, reflected in the still waters below it. If I'd been obsessed with my intervals, I would have missed it. There were fisherman, runners waving as we passed, waterskiing teams warming up, rowing crews out and about. I just enjoyed watching them all as I either ran or walked by them. A plethora of wildlife were out as well. Turns out that I ran longer than I had been following my watch. I was reminded where I find the joy in running. Sometimes you just have to stop worrying and just let it go. It really is about the journey and what you see along the way.
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