Hey everyone. I'd like to start this blog by giving you a taste of what I plan on doing here. My marathon blog will give you a peek inside my training for the 2008 Chicago Marathon. This year, I'll be running the Chicago Marathon for the 5th time and this will be my 7th marathon overall. In the past, my goal is to run each marathon faster than I did the previous year. While that is still a goal this year, I have decided to try to raise money and awareness for SMA. SMA is spinal muscular atrophy, which is a disorder that affects the control of muscle movement. My friend and co-worker Ken's baby boy Cruciano was diagnosed with SMA Type 1 in June. Cru and the Fanaro's have an extremely difficult road ahead of them. Please join me in helping fund research to find a cure. That's also why the address of this blog is called "Running for Cru."
In the coming four months, I'll try to provide regular updates on my training. I'll also mix in some stories, thoughts, observations and hopefully provide you with a laugh along the way. I'll be posting the link to help contribute to my fight against SMA here in the near future. Please check back in regularly.
Here are some links to learn more about SMA:
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