The past two weeks have been nothing short of magical. It all started with Hurricane Sandy, and culminated in the most pure and beautiful moment of my life, save the birth of my two children.
I’m not a runner – but I’m training for the New York City Marathon. I’m doing
it to raise moneyand awareness for a horrible disease that my father is living with called ALS(Lou Gehrig’s disease). I’ve been training since the first week in July. I started slowly. Only 3 miles on the first day. Concluding the first week with 16 miles under my belt (it hurt). Last week I completed 43 miles of training (I felt great)
Recently I was at a family party chatting with my Uncle Joe. We were discussing the progress of my training to run in this years ING New York City Marathon. I’m running with the ALS Association to raise money for Joe’s baby brother, and my Father Adrian.
Today I read something that has me troubled. According to an article penned by Katie Moisse of ABC News –
A punch line from the movie “Ted” has people with Lou Gehrig’s disease crying foul.
“From one man to another, I hope you get Lou Gehrig’s disease,” says Mark Wahlberg’s “John” — a quip some patients say crossed a line.
This fall I’m running in the ING NYC Marathon. My first marathon! I’m running to raise money to support the battle against ALS. More importantly, at my core, I’m doing to honor my father – Adrian Dessi.