Jo Warlick is my sister-in-law’s sister. I guess that makes her my sister-in-law-in-law or something like that. Anyway, Jo is participating in the Team in Training program that raises money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It is a given that we should all try to help her in her efforts to fight cancer by at least making a donation.
For those of you who don’t run, there are few things that teach you to endure suffering the way that running does. I run a little. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 to 15 miles a week or so. The suffering starts about two minutes into the run and doesn’t stop until several minutes after the run ends. I typically run a little over three miles each time out. It is always hard. Always. I can barely fathom running a marathon.
Jo has been running for an even shorter period of time than me and for her to commit to run 26.2 miles is incredible. To do it for this cause makes it beautiful. My goal is to run a half-marathon sometime in the next few months. I want to do it so I can say I’ve done it and get some sort of medal or something. Jo will go twice that far for some people that she knows and, more importantly, for many that she doesn’t know at all and will never meet. It’s a sacrifice worthy of noting and certainly worthy of supporting.
If you would like to support Jo in her efforts, you can simply click on this link and go make a donation right on her fundraising page. You can also find out more about Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We all have been touched in one way or another by the tragedy of cancer. Here is your chance to support the the LLS in their quest to find a cure! If Jo were here, I’m sure she’d say, “pretty please!”
Also, be sure to check back here often as Jo will be keeping us up to date on how her training is going! Trust me, it’s a lot easier to read about someone running than actually running yourself. Reading about someone else suffering through runs can actually be quite entertaining! Be watching for her first post soon!