In June 2011, I was admitted to Tufts Medical Center with severe preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. After a long 7 weeks at the hospital, my daughter Cailin was born at 33 weeks and weighed just 2 lbs. 13 oz. Fortunately, Cailin received amazing care at Floating Hospital for Children and today she is a happy and healthy 1 year-old.
All that time away from my husband Kevin and 3 year-old daughter Caroline was the toughest part. And not being able to lace up and go out on a quick run to clear my mind made matters worse. Thankfully less than a year after delivering, I was back out there and ran the 2012 Boston Marathon in 91 degree heat.
And now, I'm doing it again! I am running the 2013 Boston Marathon for the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation - an organization that deserves a lot of the credit for my family's well-being. My hospitalization taught me to never take anything for granted. The simple joy of sweating through a workout after a long day in the office is something that I value immensely. And if you join this challenge, I can share this joy with you!
My goal through this challenge is to get at least 50 of you to join me and raise $1000.
To spice things up I'm offering some great rewards in return for your sweat -
> The person on top of the leaderboard at the end of the challenge will receive a free massage at Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation
> Everyone else that meets the goals of this challenge gets entered into a lottery to win a $25 gift certificate to Marathon Sports.
|12:00am, Mon, Feb 04, 2013
The challenge is over... go join another one!
|12:00am, Mon, Feb 25, 2013
Challenge Duration: 21 Days
|Good job all. Go Vicki! Ps my wife is a stud. |
4:35pm - Sun, Feb 24, 2013
|Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler. Ran 2:20:37; took 37th overall and 2nd in the Clydesdales. Worst possible weather 35o with snow, rain & sleet.|
8:11am - Sun, Feb 17, 2013
|Anyone ready for "Last Gasp of Winter" starting tomorrow?|
10:27pm - Sun, Feb 24, 2013
7:38pm - Thu, Feb 21, 2013
|I'm not ashamed (ok, maybe a little) to say I did exactly enough to finish the challenge--and not much more.|
6:48pm - Fri, Feb 22, 2013
8:52pm - Thu, Feb 21, 2013