I find it somewhat hard to believe we already have one month down in 2016! February also happens to be National Heart Month and I'm starting to run more in preparation of my 10th (yes... I'm hitting double digits!) half marathon!
As some of you many already know, this year I am a charity runner for the American Heart Association for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. I have decided to run for this charity because many of my family members have been touched by heart disease. My grandmother had several heart attacks before she passed away in 2014. My mom suffered a heart attack in 2008 and last year my mother-in-law had life saving open heart surgery. Ironically, the marathon will take place exactly one year to the date of her surgery. I'm excited to announce that I have already achieved my fundraising goal and I would like to thank those who have donated!
In memory of my dad Joseph Albani. A massive heart attack claimed his life at the age of 50
Ralph & Sushi Warman (my in-laws)
Tribute to Dr Trivedi, heart surgeon extraordinaire at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh! Job well done! Thanks also to all his support staff and the nursing personnel!
Sam & Joyce Henderson (my parents)
Bill & Nicole Dice
In Memory of Daniel John Dice
Lynn and Johnny Davis
I'm still accepting donations and would like to raise as much money as possible for this great association. You can still donate here!
Since I have a history of heart disease in my family, I also have concerns for my own health, which is why I asked the Pittsburgh Heart Association to provide me with some information on preventing heart disease. Please check out the graphic below for more information. I know I'll be doing my best to follow their tips! Sometimes small changes can make a big difference!
Author: Sarah Warman
I like to run, take pictures and write. I've combined all three in this blog.