May 19, 2012 / Category: Fitness Community

If you’ve never thought of running a marathon, maybe now is the time. The motto for the "Be Bright Pink" Chicago marathon race team is "If you can run a mile, you can run a marathon." It sounds simple enough but after covering the marathon now for the past five years with NBC Chicago, I was not completely sold when they asked me to help corral up the runners and lead their team this year. 

You see, I'm not a runner. I'll use a treadmill, run enough to complete a triathlon, but running a marathon was not on my bucket list. However, like my recent climb up Mt. Kilamanjaro in the name of Ovarian cancer, I felt honored to be a leader on this team too.

Bright Pink is a non-profit organization which helps support the mission of enlightening and empowering young women to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health. So like the climb, I had to run full force to be lucky enough to help inspire, run, laugh and raise awareness for this amazing cause. We are furiously training now, preparing for the marathon in October.

Andrea Metcalf