…that’s the number of miles I’ll be running on March 21, 2010. I officially registered with Team in Training, which is part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to run the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, VA. I’ll train with a group of runners and raise money that goes directly to LLS. It’s such a humbling thing to know that in exchange for me doing what I love (running), I’m helping those that have been diagnosed with cancer. LLS and The American Cancer Society are two causes that I am very passionate about, as my aunt was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She has done well, but she is still in treatment at this time. I feel like every little bit helps, and I encourage everyone to find a charity or a cause that they are passionate about and put forth an effort to helping out. It can be as simple as volunteering your time, or it can be as strenuous as using your physical effort to accomplish something. I have always wanted to run a marathon–a life goal, I guess it could be described as. But knowing that I will have the support of my teammates and a wonderful cause to run for makes the 26.2 miles seem minuscule compared to what cancer patients have to deal with on a daily basis. This is in honor of my aunt and every other cancer patient–here’s to providing support to all cancer patients and MOST IMPORTANTLY, finding a cure to cancer!
Sooooo where do I begin?! It’s beginning to really hit me that I’m graduating in May and I’ll be a grown-up in the “real world”…ha. I am trying to decide what is the best career/education move for me…I still want to go to Law School, but I’m also considering Graduate School for Business or Public Policy, and maybe an Environmental Fellows program. I’m really interested in an Environmental career and I’m beginning to think that maybe having a little experience to set me apart would be a good thing for furthering my education and also getting a good job. It’s all happening at once! I’m going to apply to law school, several grad programs, and also for this potential fellow opportunity. We shall see I guess! :)
It seems like every day I find out another friend is engaged and getting married soon. It’s so exciting for them, but I still feel like we’re all so young! I must say, though, that the more I hear about these engagements and weddings, I’m more ready than ever to follow suit :) That’s the thing, no matter where you are in your life, whether you’re going back to school or going out in the workforce…being married to the love of your life is always a good thing…and I can hardly wait, even though we agreed on waiting a few years…we’ll see ;)
As a student at Virginia Tech and a friend of some of Morgan’s friends, I am posting this to help in the search for Morgan. She was last seen in Charlottesville, VA on October 17th, 2009. Please look at the info on the poster, and keep passing the word on. Keep her family in your prayers that she will come home safely!
The trip to Charlottesville was great today :) It was so pretty with all of the leaves changing colors and it was a chilly Fall day. It was so crowded at Monticello but we were able to go on a tour of the house and grounds. I remembered a lot of it from years ago, and it was still as gorgeous as ever! The orchard was beyond crowded…I’ve actually never seen so many people there before. I think that its gotten more popular over the years! We bought lots of fresh apples and cider, can’t wait to try them :) After riding around Charlottesville and stopping at a few stores, I’m finally back home and in desperate need of studying! Test tomorrow…yikes.
Gorgeous leaves at Monticello