I swam the 2018 Boston Marathon!!! To be clear - I am not a hero. Just a person who wanted to play a small part in making a change. Being a person who always dreams big - I had a dream of running the Boston Marathon. I also dream of a world without cancer. Both are possible. Last year, after finding out that yet another friend had been diagnosed with cancer, it was time to do something to battle this horrific disease. That was when I decided to apply for Team in Training to run the Boston Marathon (go BIG or go home). After completing my fundraising, I didn't know that race day was going to have the worst weather in 30 years. Cold temperatures and downpours made it one of the most memorable experiences in my life. Thanks to the support and encouragement of very special Team members and coaches on course, I fulfilled my dream and completed the Boston Marathon. It wasn't easy, and quite frankly, it was downright painful, however there was never a time it crossed my mind to give up. That is the Team In Training Spirit! Never give up and and working together that is how we make a difference. That is how we made dreams come true.