The Indigenous Marathon Project selects a squad of 12 amateur runners each year, then gives them nine months of intensive training with the goal of running the Boston or New York Marathon. The IMP holds tryouts in every major city in Australia, and runners are judged not only for their athletic ability but also for their commitment to improving Indigenous health in their communities.
And out of a nationwide pool of over 100 applicants, my running buddy Elise made the cut.
Yeah, that's right. This goober is on the 2013 IMP squad!
Elise has done incredible things since we started C25K together last year, and her determination and encouragement have been nothing short of inspirational. I am so freaking proud I could cry! Aw, hell -- I DID cry a little when she told me she made the squad. I may even be tearing up a little right now.
You GO, Elise!