49. I am 49 years old. It is 49 days until I run the Marine Corps Marathon on October 22, 2017. When I ran my last (and only) marathon, I was 29 years old. I was a newlywed living in Chicago with a husband in grad school. And while he was training for a triathlon and taking classes at Kellogg, I worked and I trained too. In just four months, I went from never running more than 3.1 miles to running the Chicago Marathon.
Twenty years later, we are the parents of four amazing kids and we live in Virginia. When my husband asked me what I wanted to do to celebrate my "50th year", I said that I wanted to run another marathon. This time it would be on the East Coast. This time I would raise funds for a cause that is very close to my heart and to our family. The Organization for Autism Research.
I am proud and I am honored to support an organization that helps people living with autism and their families. People like my son and our family.
|Anonymous Friend||11/22/2017||$121.62||Natasha Perkins||10/28/2017||$100.00||Congratulations Beth. We are so proud of you. Thanks for being such a great role model for the kids and for me!||Stacy Grant||10/25/2017||$25.00||You are amazing and inspiring!||Valerie Kappler||10/23/2017||$50.00||Penny McSpadden||10/22/2017||$200.00||Way to go Beth! You are such an inspiration in so many ways. I love your endless enthusiasm and commitment to all that you do. You've got this! Love, Penny||Ann Choi||10/22/2017||$49.00||Jan Ramsey||10/21/2017||$50.00||Have a great run tomorrow!||Kristin Rothrock||10/21/2017||$50.00||Good luck tomorrow.||Karen Covell||10/21/2017||$50.00||Happy to support you - have a great run!||Coleen Chapman||10/21/2017||$25.00||Run Strong and Long friend||Anonymous Friend||10/21/2017||$25.00||Elizabeth Idris||10/21/2017||$25.00||Val Roush||10/21/2017||$25.00||Great way to celebrate! You rock!||Ticia Berg||10/21/2017||$50.00||Kick some a**phalt tomorrow! You’ve got this!||Tina & Joe Fritsch||10/21/2017||$50.00||Good luck Beth!!||Anonymous Friend||10/21/2017||$40.00||Leigh Hoyt||10/20/2017||$25.00||Run Happy!||Mary Beth Banagan||10/20/2017||$50.00||Have fun running MCM!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!||Amy Georgeadis||10/20/2017||$25.00||Go Beth Go!!!!||Julie Jensen||10/20/2017||$25.00||Congrats Beth! Amazing accomplishment for an wonderful cause!||Patty and Dave Shields||10/20/2017||$50.00||Good luck in the Marathon. You’re running for a great cause so keep putting one foot in front of the other and you’ll make it to the end!||Randy Weinhardt||10/20/2017||$25.00||Good luck Beth!||Jennifer Kopp||10/20/2017||$26.20||An impressive milestone for an impressive woman!||Catharine Andricos||10/20/2017||$25.00||Go Beth!||Gary Hinson||10/20/2017||$49.00||Beth- thanks for all you do for MRES||Carolynn&Bailey Bane||10/20/2017||$50.00||You’re a great mom Beth and you’re gonna do great Sunday!||Melissa Dixon||10/20/2017||$20.00||You are such a Rock Star Beth! Good Luck and thank you for doing so much for our community.||Anne Kucik||10/19/2017||$20.00||You got this Beth! Have a fantastic run for an important cause.||Michelle Pezzimenti||10/19/2017||$25.00||Best of luck! Happy to support your cause.||Sandra Moncrie||10/18/2017||$149.49||Wishing you a badass race on Sunday. You are in an inspiration in so many way. Love Sandra & Andrew PS Cheers to '68||John Compagno||10/16/2017||$50.00||Good luck!||Jennifer Heiges||10/13/2017||$49.00||You are an inspiration! So proud of you!||Holly Dubbeling||10/13/2017||$100.00||Good luck with your race and reaching your goal(s)! :)||Susan Theon||10/12/2017||$50.00||Melina Shifflett||10/12/2017||$10.00||Margie Manietta||10/12/2017||$50.00||Great job Beth!! Moms will change the world!!||Ellen Korenko||10/12/2017||$100.00||God bless you, Beth.||Georgia Hedrick||10/12/2017||$50.00||I'll be there cheering you on! You will rock it, Beth!||Christina Radomsky||10/12/2017||$150.00||Rock on Beth! Age is just a number and you will outrun many 20 somethings who don't yet know what challenges their futures hold. Glad to be able to support you, your family and all of your big hearts :)||Hilary Duffy||10/12/2017||$49.00||Beth, I'm inspired by you in more ways than one! Have a GREAT race!||Lisa Engstrom||10/12/2017||$100.00||So inspiring - physically and spiritually! If only I could be there with donuts and coffee like last time. :)||Karen&Pete Maitland||10/12/2017||$100.00||Good luck!!||Lyn Eachus||10/12/2017||$50.00||Good luck Beth!||Saori Nystrom||10/12/2017||$25.00||You got this, Beth. Go have fun!!||Erin Thurston||10/12/2017||$15.00||Kelly Jo Stroud||10/12/2017||$10.00||Good luck in the MCM, Beth! You’re going to crush it. OORAH!||Lisa Emerson||10/12/2017||$25.00||You got this Beth! Have a fun run!||Chip & Lesley LaTue||10/11/2017||$50.00||Way to go Beth!! Love your drive, good luck and have a great race!!!||Alan & Elaine Eachus||10/10/2017||$250.00||We are very proud of you, Beth. Really glad you're part of our family!||Susan Wood||10/07/2017||$100.00||Fabulous accomplishment for a very worthy cause!||MarybethandTim Sullivan||10/04/2017||$50.00||You are amazing and this is fantastic! Have a great run!!||Chol and Becky Kong||10/03/2017||$50.00||Go Beth!||Mary Ellen Seravalli||10/02/2017||$250.00||Hope you have a great run||Rupi Stepniczka||09/26/2017||$100.00||I'm so impressed by your dedication! Your love for your family shines through and I'm happy to help in any small way to this worthy cause. Hugs and love!!||Laura Eachus||09/25/2017||$100.00||Go Beth!||Hey Jin Kong||09/22/2017||$150.00||You are an inspiration to all around you. Hope you have a great run and I will be cheering you on.||Pam/jim Bradford||09/14/2017||$200.00||LOVE||Patty Engelmann||09/14/2017||$50.00||Shira Kazakewich||09/14/2017||$50.00||With love from the Kaz Family! Run Beth, Run!||Joanna Lhulier||09/13/2017||$50.00||I am so impressed! You are an inspiration. Thank you for all that you do to help others. Joanna, John and Michael Evans||Erika And Ryan Peek||09/13/2017||$25.00||Kris Levay||09/11/2017||$50.00||Go Beth!!! To a amazing mom and family!!! Good Luck !!!||Sheri Schaffer||09/11/2017||$35.00||You are my 49-year-old HERO!!!||Becky Thomas||09/07/2017||$100.00||Catherine Baker||09/06/2017||$50.00||You are an inspiration Beth!||Renea Rowan||09/05/2017||$50.00||Way to go Beth!! You are amazing and an inspiration! xoxo||Tara MacCall||09/05/2017||$25.00||Run Beth Run!||Laurie DiRocco||09/05/2017||$100.00||Way to go Beth and Tim!||Amy Allen||09/05/2017||$100.00||Karen Covell||09/05/2017||$50.00||Happy to support this worthy cause and your run! Go Beth!||Ellen & Ruschhaupt||09/05/2017||$200.00||Laura Schmorrow||09/05/2017||$50.00||Go, Beth, Go! I'm in awe of your energy and enthusiasm for all things related to your family and Vienna! They are lucky to have you!||Sally Killian||09/03/2017||$15.00||Well done Beth! Hope you enjoy it! When you do some hing for a cause close to your heart you get an extra spring in your step that will carry you along!||Michele Sullivan||09/03/2017||$49.49||Beth, THANK YOU for running for people living with autism and their families, like yours, like mine / my sister's family.||Rita and Jeff Monner||09/03/2017||$50.00||Go Beth! Your strength and dedication to your family and your community is inspirational.||Leigh Bradford||09/03/2017||$300.00||Good luck!||Dominique Deleage||09/03/2017||$50.00||Way to go Beth! (And your son looks so sweet :)||Naina Chernoff||09/02/2017||$100.00||Wish you the best of luck, Beth! You're going to rock MCM!||Frances Sicola||09/02/2017||$25.00||You got this, Beth.||Anonymous Friend||09/02/2017||$100.00||You are an inspiration!||Nick Janopoulos||09/02/2017||$25.00||Julie Bazin||09/02/2017||$100.00||Jane Miscavage||09/02/2017||$50.00||Kate Kalish||09/02/2017||$20.00||Beth this is amazing ! I'm proud to have had the chance to teach your kids !Your great mom !||Cassie Jackson||09/02/2017||$50.00||You're a Rockstar Momma every single day and will be ready to crush 26.2 miles on Oct. 22! What a great example of your strength and journey||Meghan Rogers||09/02/2017||$25.00||Congratulations, Beth! You will be strong and powerful, and support an amazing cause in the process. Good luck!||Tim Fricker||09/02/2017||$25.00||I Y||09/02/2017||$50.00||Seema Javeri||09/02/2017||$50.00||Good luck! You are an inspiration to everyone around you!||Kathrin Herzog||09/02/2017||$25.00||Because no one ever knows when he depenfs on the love and help of others. You will rock the 26.2 and your son will be proud of you!||Sheila Racinez||09/02/2017||$20.00||Carol Hogfelt||09/02/2017||$100.00||You are a wonderful mom and an amazing woman. Good luck in the marathon!||Debbie Casey||09/02/2017||$25.00||Run Beth Run...||Zita Rostas||09/02/2017||$26.20||You will rock every mile!|