Kicking Cancer

Gary, Noelle, Amy, Jason, Carly, Scott - this one is for you. THANK YOU for pushing me over the $5,000 mark!!! I definitely needed some sunshine on this rainy day, and you all pulled through. #Respect
http://runDFMC.org/2014/elisek

Gary, Noelle, Amy, Jason, Carly, Scott - this one is for you. THANK YOU for pushing me over the $5,000 mark!!! I definitely needed some sunshine on this rainy day, and you all pulled through. #Respect

http://runDFMC.org/2014/elisek

When I run out of steam

When I run out of steam

What I plan on shouting after 26.2 miles with my medal, mylar blanket, and salty-sweaty exhaustion.

What I plan on shouting after 26.2 miles with my medal, mylar blanket, and salty-sweaty exhaustion.

When I found out we hit over $4,800!!!!!!! Only $200 away from the $5k mark!!!
You peeps are pretty spectacular. Pound it, Lydia, Katie, Madison, Tessa, Mom, Doris, Ginny, Julia, and Lynne!!!!!!!

When I found out we hit over $4,800!!!!!!! Only $200 away from the $5k mark!!!

You peeps are pretty spectacular. Pound it, Lydia, Katie, Madison, Tessa, Mom, Doris, Ginny, Julia, and Lynne!!!!!!!

When the wind tries to pick up as I’m cresting Heartbreak Hill.
Not today.

When the wind tries to pick up as I’m cresting Heartbreak Hill.

Not today.


My friend started this campaign a couple days ago, and I really didn’t think this was a possibility, but we’re only $250 away with one more day to go. www.rundfmc.org/2014/elisek
Put Kovi in a Costume for cancer research!Hit $4000.00 in 4 days - Boston Marathon Challenge! ($500 gets us there!)Ever wanted to see a hot dog running down the street? Well now you can! Monkeys, bananas, Richard Simmons, your mom - the only limits are your imagination.Here’s how it works. You donate. Fight cancer. Costume suggestions welcomed/encouraged (comment below), and Kovi will wear it on her final training run, and upload a video for all of you.Win win. You win. Boston wins. Cancer loses. Kovi…well…Can we do it? http://www.rundfmc.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1078599&supid=373733613

My friend started this campaign a couple days ago, and I really didn’t think this was a possibility, but we’re only $250 away with one more day to go. www.rundfmc.org/2014/elisek

Put Kovi in a Costume for cancer research!
Hit $4000.00 in 4 days - Boston Marathon Challenge! ($500 gets us there!)

Ever wanted to see a hot dog running down the street? Well now you can! Monkeys, bananas, Richard Simmons, your mom - the only limits are your imagination.

Here’s how it works. You donate. Fight cancer. Costume suggestions welcomed/encouraged (comment below), and Kovi will wear it on her final training run, and upload a video for all of you.

Win win. You win. Boston wins. Cancer loses. Kovi…well…Can we do it? 
http://www.rundfmc.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1078599&supid=373733613



Top photo was how I felt on this run. And the following photos capture your amazingness, Micho.
There is no way I would have gotten through this last long run without your incredible spirit, support, humor, and badass-ery. Don’t know what I did to deserve a running buddy as great as you, but you rock.
Meesh: How many miles are you going?
Me: 20
Meesh: Nope, 22.
Me: OK

Like a Boss

Top photo was how I felt on this run. And the following photos capture your amazingness, Micho.

There is no way I would have gotten through this last long run without your incredible spirit, support, humor, and badass-ery. Don’t know what I did to deserve a running buddy as great as you, but you rock.

Meesh: How many miles are you going?

Me: 20

Meesh: Nope, 22.

Me: OK

To all my DFMC teammates who were out there in the AM with me putting 20-22 miles away. You inspire me. Crushed it.

To all my DFMC teammates who were out there in the AM with me putting 20-22 miles away. You inspire me. Crushed it.

I am so honored and excited to be able to wear this race singlet on Marathon Monday (April 21, 2014) for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The design features the city of Boston on either side of the singlet, meant to serve as a metaphorical hug for runners as we return to the Boston Marathon starting line on our 26.2 mile trek to Copley. I’m extremely partial to hugs, and often upon meeting new people have to remind myself that not everyone is a fan of this direct form of contact upon initial encounters. There’s just something so comforting and safe about an embrace. That heart-to-heart contact with your arms holding each other in that moment makes you feel loved. I love hugs.
The fact that Dana-Farber knew we could use this hug as we make our way down the 26.2 miles to Boston, back to the finish line, is a true testament to the incredible organization Dana-Farber is. To care for their runners in such a way as they do their patients is such a wonderful thing. It makes me so proud to run for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the love and passion they put into their work. A hug is a powerful thing, and it’s exactly what these runners and the city of Boston needed. Thank you, Dana-Farber.
Please consider hugging us and the people whose lives Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge impacts with a donation to the Claudia Barr Program, funding innovative cancer research. 100% of the proceeds goes directly to funding projects in new cancer research. Please also include the names of the person or people you are donating for, so that I can add them to my singlet and carry them on my back as I take on the 26.2 miles to Boston. http://rundfmc.org/2014/elisek

I am so honored and excited to be able to wear this race singlet on Marathon Monday (April 21, 2014) for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The design features the city of Boston on either side of the singlet, meant to serve as a metaphorical hug for runners as we return to the Boston Marathon starting line on our 26.2 mile trek to Copley. I’m extremely partial to hugs, and often upon meeting new people have to remind myself that not everyone is a fan of this direct form of contact upon initial encounters. There’s just something so comforting and safe about an embrace. That heart-to-heart contact with your arms holding each other in that moment makes you feel loved. I love hugs.

The fact that Dana-Farber knew we could use this hug as we make our way down the 26.2 miles to Boston, back to the finish line, is a true testament to the incredible organization Dana-Farber is. To care for their runners in such a way as they do their patients is such a wonderful thing. It makes me so proud to run for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the love and passion they put into their work. A hug is a powerful thing, and it’s exactly what these runners and the city of Boston needed. Thank you, Dana-Farber.

Please consider hugging us and the people whose lives Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge impacts with a donation to the Claudia Barr Program, funding innovative cancer research. 100% of the proceeds goes directly to funding projects in new cancer research. Please also include the names of the person or people you are donating for, so that I can add them to my singlet and carry them on my back as I take on the 26.2 miles to Boston. http://rundfmc.org/2014/elisek