Hello Family, Friends & Ashland Community! First a big thank you, for taking the time to read this!
My name is Danielle Morgan. I have been an Ashland resident for 15 years, along with my husband Marc and our 8 year old son, Cam. While talking about how hard it is to write about yourself, my son said, "That is easy. Just tell everyone that you are awesome!"
I am very honored to have the opportunity to run the 2019 Boston Marathon as an official fundraiser runner for Ashland. As an avid runner for 8 years, I have participated in many races, 5K's, 10K's, a total of 5 Tough Mudders and Half Marathons. Now it is time to challenge myself with a marathon. I decided to take on this challenge in part because of the encouragement of my friend, running buddy and employer, Louise Boland.
Honestly, it was never on my bucket list, but in the last 8 months I really started giving it some serious thought. Louise told me, "Go for it and cherish the challenge ahead of you!" So here I am, nervous and excited and equally determined! As a group fitness instructor at Focus on Fitness located at 290 Eliot St. in Ashland, I see first hand such determination and dedication in the members that attend all of my classes. As their instructor, I consistently encourage them to push beyond their comfort zones, always reminding them if you challenge yourself, you will surprise yourself of what you are capable of doing.
Now I am taking my own advice. Let the challenge begin. As my training continues until the big event, The Boston Marathon, I am excited to know my family, especially my son, Cam, will get to watch me run in this historic event that we have all watched over the years. I want my son to witness how one sets a goal, works hard to achieve the goal and enjoys the personal rewards it brings when you achieve your goal.
As a stay at home mom, I have the opportunity and pleasure of volunteering at school events and sports. This is very important to me and I love working with all the children. Accepting this challenge will enable me to continue to support the town of Ashland. Generous donations will help me raise money that will in turn help out various Ashland charitable organizations and schools.
Thank you for your support and I hope to see you along the route on race day.