Unbelievable…

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If I didn’t experience it, I wouldn’t believe it.
Clockwise from bottom right: the alarms I set because I had to get a LONG run in before a day of work. (Multiple alarms because, well, I was scared to oversleep.)

A route summary of my 20 mile run yesterday morning. You read that right- 20 miles. I am no longer scared to run 26 miles. If I can run 20, what’s an extra 6?

A beautiful piece of art I found… somewhere along my run, and…

A tired, rained on, and happy Missy.

Time is moving in super speed, and I’m enjoying the journey.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated (and texted, and messaged, and emailed)- it means the world to me!

Here’s my Crowdrise Campaign page- If you haven’t donated yet, you still can!
No donation is too small, and every donation is appreciated!

#runmissyrun

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An amazing opportunity.. I couldn’t say no.

Two weeks ago, I was presented with an incredible opportunity RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON to support the The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health. Yes you read that right – run 26.2 miles and while raising money for the Brookline Mental Health Center. A year ago, this would have been out of the question, but running has helped keep me grounded AND I am privileged to have access to mental health care when I need it – but not everyone does.

Between the stigma around mental health or lack of funds, accessibility to mental health services is on the decline. The Brookline Mental Health Center provided 42,000 hours of healthcare in 2017 and I can’t wait to help them increase that in 2018. Please help me get there by donating to my Crowdrise campaign for Team Brookline Mental Health Center. I’m trying to raise $7000 by the end of February!

For the record, there are plenty of marathons I could have entered without a fundraising component, but this cause means so much to me that I couldn’t pass up this chance to do so much good.

Thank you SO much to those who have already donated – I am grateful beyond words. If you haven’t donated yet- here’s your chance. No amount is too small, and every donation is appreciated! Thank you for reading!

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For my birthday

In the week or so heading up to my birthday, I’ve had a lot of time to think. Our families are close to our hearts, while they are on this earth and after they are gone. Although there are times set in Judaism for “remembering” our passed loved ones (shiva, yartzeit, etc.), sometimes a birthday or holiday can be the perfect recipe for nostalgia, so I have a request. For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in honor of my dad. I know my dad celebrates my birthdays and regular ol’ days with me, but I’m hoping to raise some money so that this organization, that does wonderful things, can continue providing support to people who need it so they can spend some more time together with their loved ones. If you were planning on doing something for me for my birthday… this would be it. If not, this would still be it
(Just kidding, no pressure.)