Back For Another

After some consideration, I’ve decided to run another marathon in 2019. This time I am running the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the American Liver Foundation.

Many of you are aware that I recently completed the 2018 New York City Marathon on November 4th. This race was my first full marathon. As I was nearing the end of my training, I thought I would never rerun a marathon. The last month of training began to feel more like a second job since it would require upwards to five hours of running on the weekend. Additionally, it felt like I was getting a new injury each week below the knee.

However, then race day came. The 26.2 miles was surprisingly more enjoyable than I expected. Don’t get me wrong; it was hard and exhausting. Come to find out, running 26.2 miles with tens-of-thousands of other runners along with over a million spectators is far more fun than running 20 miles through Chicago by yourself.

Additionally, I enjoyed the fundraising aspect. I was able to raise $3,050 for the American Liver Foundation by running the NYC Marathon. The fact that I was running this race for the American Liver Foundation was indeed on my mind and gave me motivation on those days in September and October when I was dreading my long run.

After a bit of discussion with my wife and a good deal of consideration, I decided to go ahead and sign up to run the 2019 Chicago Marathon for the American Liver Foundation. My initial goal is only $1,250 as opposed to the $3,000 I raised this year, but that doesn’t mean I can exceed my fundraising goal. Perhaps with this blog and my fundraising experience from last year I will be able to exceed even last years numbers.

If you would like to donate to this cause, here is the link to my fundraising page.

Join me in my efforts to support Liver Life Challenge!

In 2019, I have decided to run the Chicago Marathon to support the American liver foundation. As a participant in the Liver Life Challenge, I’m helping in the fight against liver disease, but I can not do it without your help. Every step I take and every dollar I raise will make a difference in the lives of the millions of Americans living with liver disease. By donating on my behalf, you will be helping the American Liver Foundation provide critical funding for medical research, public education, and patient support services.