I only had room for four names. I wanted to include a dozen. There are just too many names, too many lives affected by blood cancer.

This is where you will be able to keep track of my training for Nike and beyond.

On October 17, 2010, I had planned to run the Nike Women’s half marathon in San Francisco in memory of Bob Norling. Of course, when I broke my foot with three short weeks until race day, I had to postpone my memorial run for a full year. It was a long wait, but I finally completed that race in October 2011. And now in 2012, I’m back for a third season with Team in Training, this time as a Training Captain (sadly, though, they don’t give me a superhero cape and tights).

So why am I running in Bob’s memory? Bob was a fighter, and it seems horribly unfair that lymphoma could beat someone who faced cancer with such such strength and humor. As I looked at the “in lieu of flowers” note in his memorial program, I realized that I could do more than write a check and move on. I could share Bob’s story and inspire others to write their checks. Because without money, there’s no research, and without research, there’s no cure.

If you would like to donate to my 2012 fundraising efforts, you can find the donation form here.