Little Emma ready to cheer on her mom
I know you’ve heard me talk about Team in Training in the past. TNT (not “TIT”) will always hold as special place in my heart. It was through this program that I learned to run and more importantly learned to like to run. I also raised major cash for a great cause and had the experience of a lifetime.
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The coolest thing about TNT is that they combine smart training with fundraising. It’s a win-win situation for everyone. In exchange for your fundraising, TNT provides you with the coaching and training to get you to the start of your big event be it a half marathon, marathon or triathlon. The training experience is made more meaningful by knowing that you are working to help someone who has leukemia or lymphoma.
My kids will never forget the trip to Phoenix in 2009 to run my first marathon. TNT puts on a pre-race event like none other. We walked into the Hyatt Hotel and you could hear screaming from throughout the building. As we got closer to the convention hall, it was deafening. My family and I walked through a tunnel of TNT staff and volunteers screaming and whistling to show their gratitude for the money we had raised. I still get teary thinking about it.
It was at that moment that my kids “got” why I had trained so relentlessly for the past 16 weeks. They knew it was amazing that their mom would run 26.2 miles, but they also knew I had raised $4,000 to help someone who was sick.
Post-race TNT dinner complete with dancing and limbo and wine:
This week TNT completed a Mother’s Day Tribute video. In it, six moms describe their experiences with blood cancer and TNT.
With this video TNT hopes to encourage awareness about what they do and to highlight one of their upcoming events, the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco on October 16, 2011. This event is SOLD OUT, but you can still get involved through TNT. Other benefits include:
- Race registration fee
- Dynamic, hands-on training from certified coaches
- Alumni mentors and your own web page for fundraising support
- Travel, lodging and pre- and post-event activities for an unforgettable weekend in San Francisco
- Training and social events with your team that build lifelong friendships
- And now there's TNT Flex, a customized, online training option developed by TNT's renowned coaches.
So if you have any inkling that you might want to run a marathon, here is an affordable, organized way to do it. You will never regret the decision. For more info, go HERE.
If you have questions about anything to do with TNT, drop me an email at email@example.com.
Have you ever had an experience with TNT or would you consider it?