ClimbAmerica – Let’s Climb the Pru to raise awareness for heart disease!

My goal for 2013 is to run at least one race per month, in order to raise money a charity or cause. 


Because I can.

My first race/climb of 2013 is ClimbAmerica! to spread awareness of heart disease in the United States. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in this country, so in order to make a stand, I’m climbing one of the tallest buildings in Boston in order to inspire people to get off their couch and on their feet. Through simple lifestyle changes – all of us have the power to prevent heart disease. 

The Prudential building is in the middle of Boston’s Back Bay, and is iconic. Coolest part? In November, I ran the Spartan Race in Fenway Park. In January, I’m climbing up 50 flights of stairs up one of the most iconic buildings in Boston. In April – I’m doing a Yogathon in Gillette Stadium.

I’ve never done a race/run/climb/I don’t really know what to call it/ like this before. I’m excited. I’m terrified. And it’s only a week before a 5 miler run that I signed up for.

It’s freezing out here, so getting myself training is a little hard. Work has piled up beyond belief. But as long as I can push myself out the door – then I’m all set. The hard part is actually just getting dressed, lacing up my shoes and actually closing the front door.

Here’s to 2013 – I’m going to make it count.


Here is an updated race schedule for the first half 2013:

1/27: ClimbAmerica – 50 flights up the Prudential Tower  (benefit BW Heart Disease Education)

2/3: Super Sunday 5 Miler (benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)

2/15: Fit4Life Virtual 5K V-Day edition (benefit Jessica Huse Foundation)

3/3: Pedal to End Cancer – still not confirmed

3/10: Somerville St Pats 5K + Nike Women’s Virtual 10K (benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)

3/16: South Boston St Pats 5K (benefit Boston Fire Department), Fit4Life Virtual 5K St. Pats edition (benefit Jessica Huse Foundation)

4/14: B.A.A 5K (benefit Alzheimer’s Association)

4/27: MuckFest Boston (benefit MS Society)

4/28: New England Yogathon (benefit Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Tumor Foundation, Healing Through Yoga for Newtown, CT)

5/4: Boston Marine Corp Honor Run (benefit Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation)

6/15: Mount Washington Road Race – not confirmed

6/23: B.A.A. 10K (benefit Alzheimer’s Association)

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