Yes, even #LITbabes run the Boston marathon, and some of these babes are the most incredible women we’ve had the opportunity to work with. Just take a look at Sarah Blougouras, she’s running in the marathon this year AND it’s her first marathon… ever! #LITbabes are bold, what can we say?
Keep reading to learn how to achieve ultimate #LITbabe goals from Sarah, and find the ways you can contribute to her amazing cause, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute!
LIT: How have you been preparing for the big day?
Sarah: I have been training since the end of December. My husband and I run during our lunch breaks during the week or after work at night and do a “long” run every Saturday morning. This weekend we will be running 16 miles! Our plan is to get up to 20 miles by the end of March. I also go to spin classes or Orangetheory to cross train on the days that I’m not running.
LIT: How are you feeling about it being so close now?!
Sarah: EXCITED!! And Nervous, but mostly excited. I can’t wait to run the marathon on April 16. I’ve been dreaming of this race for many years and to be so close to accomplishing this goal is an incredible feeling. The level of interest and support I have received throughout this fundraising and training process has been indescribable. My husband is also running on the DFMC team and to accomplish this goal together will be amazing.
LIT: Why did you decide to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute?
Sarah: Running the Boston Marathon has been on my bucket list ever since I attended the 2013 Boston Marathon. This is probably my most ambitious bucket list item and I cannot imagine running for an organization other than Dana Farber. I lost both my grandfather and grandmother to cancer. Cancer touches everyone in one way or another and when I heard of the incredible fundraising Dana Farber was doing through the marathon, I knew I wanted to run on the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge team. DFMC is one of the most recognized charities at the Boston Marathon due to the level of commitment from everyone at Dana Farber and every runner who participates in this incredible challenge. The level of commitment that is shown is reflective of everyone’s desire to conquer cancer by enabling cancer research to continue.
About the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a dedicated, state-of-the-art treatment center for patients of all ages. They support over 450,000 patient visits a year with a staff of over 4.500. They’re best known for blending their practices between research and clinical experience by behaving like cancer does: smart and relentless. Sounds a lot like our incredible #LITbabe Sarah.
Even though Sarah has family flying up from the south to cheer her on, we know all our best #LITbabes will be there to support her too! But in the meantime, contribute to the amazing cause on behalf of Sarah here: