So I started with Sole Sisters back in August with a mission to raise $1000.00 for Chances for Children and complete the Women's Half Marathon. My biggest concern was that I would not be able to raise the money that I committed to. Well I did raise the money plus a little more ($1103). I really appreciate all of my friends and family that helped me reach my goal. I am really glad that I decided to step out of my comfort zone and ask people for donations. The kids from Chances for Children can use all of the help that they can get.
The half marathon is this Sunday November 6th and I am very excited and nervous to run this race. I have been training for months and know I can run the miles. I feel like mentally I am in better place than my last half marathon, so I am trying to stay positive and believe in myself. I have been doing track workouts once a week and my long runs have been going great. I really hope that I can carry those experiences into the race and have a good performance. At the end of the day I know that I have done everything that I could with my training and I need to just run my own race.
If you can come out to Tempe Beach Park the Sunday to support all of the people that are running this race. We start in Scottsdale at 7:00 am and end in Tempe at Tempe Beach Park. My girls are coming out with my husband and I am so excited to have them see me accomplish my goal!
Vanessa 1 year
Brooklyn 2 years