A few weeks ago I came across an organization called I Run 4. IR4 is a group of special needs children and adults who are unable to run and are signed up to be matched with a runner who is willing to dedicate runs to the child/adult.
This was taken from the IR4 website… “The mental and emotional encouragement for both runner and honorary runner is proving to be a whole new level of motivation and awareness. Runners are able to find a whole new sense of purpose in their running while sharing who they are running for and bringing awareness to diseases and disabilities of all types”.
I was matched with a special little boy named Aaron. He just turned 1 and has Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.
I will probably never meet little Aaron, but I have already started to develop a bond with his mother and it is such an honor to run for him.
If you are interested in becoming a runner for IR4 or if you know of a child or adult with special needs who would like to have someone run for them, check out the website http://www.whoirun4.com where you will find more information about the organization as well as information on how to sign up to be matched.
Last night I was looking around some race websites, and I came across a 5K on July 4 that I am going to run.
I have already found a cute red, white and blue running skirt that I ordered this morning. Costumes are suggested for this race, but I don’t want to do anything too crazy (or hot!!)
Are you running a race over the 4th of July holiday?
I am EXCITED to be a Brand Ambassador for a new company, Swirlgear.
Swirlgear uses moisture-wicking fabric, flattering cuts and spray-dyed colors that inspired its name.
Lacie Whyte designed Swirlgear for women’s everyday lives as well as their workouts, and in her own words “It’s cut so they’re comfortable, and the coverage is enough so they can take it from work to a run, back to work, pick up the kids, or wherever their day takes them. We all have to juggle many things in our lives and make sacrifices, but at least you can now wear something comfortable and cute while doing it.”
As a Brand Ambassador for Swirlgear, I can offer you a discount code for FREE SHIPPING on any order! Just enter code 925 at checkout!
Also, be on the lookout for the new fall line coming in September which will include tanks, capris, etc.