Chad has possibly lost his mind. To tempt fate, and see if he can finally get that long awaited stress fracture, he just signed up for another marathon this coming January! What is his problem you ask? The list is long, but having that challenge looming in the distance is some of the best motivation around.
I’d like to encourage you to also become an idiot and sign up for something that sounds impossible. Surprise yourself. You’re capable of a lot more than you might think…
I’m also raising money for a pretty incredible cause. A friend of mine has a son with a condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa. It is a really difficult disease, and her son is a brave little rock star. Read below to find out more, or click here to help raise some funds! http://www.crowdrise.com/disneymarathonweeken/fundraiser/chadwoodard
EB is a debilitating and devastating genetic disorder that affects a child from birth. EB is extremely rare – a child has 1 in 50,000 chance of being born with EB – and EB is not specific to any ethnicity or gender.
EB is technically defined as a group of diseases characterized by blister formation after minor trauma to the skin. Practically speaking, a child who suffers from EB lacks a critical protein that binds his or her layers of skin together. This protein acts as the “velcro” that attaches one layer of his or her skin to the other.Without this “velcro,” when this child moves, his or her skin slides apart, blisters and shears off leading to severe pain, disfigurement, and in too many cases, a premature death. A child with a severe form of EB can have a 60% cumulative risk of dying by age 15 and nearly a 100% chance of developing an aggressive, painful and fatal form of skin cancer over the course of his or her shortened life.