Amy began her Amerithon journey in July of 2016. She planned for the challenge to take her just over a year to complete, but had no idea what life had in store for her that would make that goal even more difficult than she anticipated. In August of 2017, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and immediately had surgery in order to mitigate the effects. When she started the challenge she had planned four days a week of running, and three days of walking or biking, but after surgery exercise of any kind was out of the question.
Divorce, bankruptcy, homelessness, and countless other obstacles tried to get in her way. But through it all she ran. Marilyn Simmons Bowe ran to stay sane; to stay focused as she refused to give up on her dreams. She ran all the way to earning her PhD, starting her own company, publishing two books, and inspiring thousands along the way.
A week ago the Run The Edge team tested out a new platform called GetVokl for our Back On Track Challenge. GetVokl allows us to both broadcast live conversations and facilitate group conversations in a round-robin style. You can see our live broadcast here if you missed it! We had a lot of fun...you might just get a few laughs if you watch...
Our Top 10 List of Favorite NamesTeams are forming for the 2017 Amerithon challenge and some of the team names are... AMAZING!
Below is a list of our favorite names from the Amerithon Challenge . Can you come up with a better team name than these?
“The Rhinoceros beetle can carry things over 850 times its body weight.” - From the Milestone Yearbook
Milestones are an important part of the Run The Year 2,017 miles in 2017 challenge. For every 100 miles you walk or run you earn a milestone that celebrates your progress and divides the HUGE goal into shorter term goals.