I participated in the 2017 Baystate marathon in Lowell,MA yesterday….touted as a good one for first timers as it is mainly flat. And it was mostly flat except in mile 4 and 14, and the bridges. The temps were perfect to start, wearing my cooling sleeves and light gloves. I started up my marathon playlist and Gettin Jiggy with it came on! I started up my Garmin so the gps would be ready and got a low battery warning for my HR monitor. Oh well, nothing I can do about that now!
2017 is the 10th annual Tri for a Cure, and my 5th time participating in this event. This year I have yet again set a very lofty fundraising goal of $20,000 for Maine Cancer Foundation. I am proud to say that while I did not quite hit that goal last year, I raised $18,600 with the help of many donors! In my 4 years of participating in this event I have raised nearly $70,000 in the fight against cancer.