Why I’m Running the Runway Run in Halifax

Runway Run logoIn just over a week, I head to Halifax to check out the Halifax International Airport’s Runway Run! While I get to go out on runways fairly often at work, the safety gurus frown upon using them for a casual jog at lunchtime, so I’m really looking forward to this experience.

It isn’t just about fun, though. The run is raising money for the Nova Scotia Lung Association, a cause important to me because I have asthma.

I vividly remember my first asthma attack: I was 6 years old, and I honestly thought I was going to suffocate. I was terrified. Luckily, these days I’m able to live without being tethered to my inhaler, but that’s a recent phenomenon and is thanks in part to the advocacy, research, and programs funded by the Lung Association.

I couldn’t run today if it wasn’t for their work.

I’ve set a modest fundraising goal of $200, but I’d love it if my awesome readers (that’s you!) could help me blow that goal to smithereens! Your donations can help other people living with lung disease to lead active lifestyles, too.

Donate here – any amount helps, no matter how small!