St. Jude Country Music Marathon Inspiration - 04/28/14

I had an amazing time over the weekend as a spectator at the Country Music Marathon. Last year, I ran the half marathon in the pouring rain... even though I had to sit the run out this year because of my bad allergies- it was an amazing experience to get an up close look at the St. Jude Heroes who participate every year.

Before I found out I'd that I'd have to sit out the run this year, I was training with Steve Blume. He is an incredible St. Jude local hero, and he is so dedicated to raising money for the St. Jude mission. I attended the Heroes Pasta Party with him on Friday night. At the dinner runners not only prepped for the big day with huge pasta meals, the program also highlighted the major fundraisers and introduced everyone to a St. Jude family. In addition, they had live entertainment- incredible song writers performed!

I am so impressed with all the Heroes and how hard they work to raise funds for St. Jude. Next year, I will absolutely join their mission and sing up for the half marathon as Hero. Steve Blume has inspired me!

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