Happy New Year everyone! 
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. It has been a few months since my last training update, so I would say I am overdue for one! 

We are 90 days from the Boston Marathon (as of January 21st), and we’ll just say my training has gotten a little off track. Late this fall, Jason and I received some really exciting news that we are pregnant and our little family will be growing by one in July 2020! Initially, I planned on continuing to train but slowing down and taking most of my runs indoors to avoid the snowy Minnesoata sidewalks. Between all the lovely first trimester symptoms, I couldn’t complete much of my training at all, and after a discussion with my doctor recently, we’ve decided it is best to postpone my Boston Marathon to a later year. 

Our Pregnancy Announcement to our families – cleverly disguised as a bottle wine!

Now I’m sure this news has a lot of you curious about what’s next! Team in Training has been very supportive and is very excited for Jason and I. They are allowing me to defer my race for 2020 and will hold onto all your very generous donations and fundraising that we have done so far. I am planning on reapplying for a 2021 Boston Marathon bib and should be able to re-start fundraising later in 2020 starting with what we have already raised. And let me say we have a few fun events planned for when I do kick-off fundraising and training again! 

Words cannot really express how thankful I am for all of your support and kind words since I began my training and fundraising for Team in Training. I have been blown away by all of  it! We have already helped make an impact in fighting blood cancer and I am very excited for continuing to do that with you.

With love,

P.S.  I’ll also plan on a few additional training updates later this year when I kick-off my training again.