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Half-Time with Kristina: Training for a Half Marathon During Flu Season

Michael J. Fox Foundation staffer and Team Fox Associate Kristina Lopez is currently training for her 2nd NYC Half and is sharing her experience with The Fox Foundation community. Follow along for weekly installments as she blogs about the ups-and-downs of training, fundraising for Team Fox, and everything else in between. This week Kristina shares her frustrations and doubts after being set back 2 weeks by illness. Share a similar experience? Tell us about it in the comments!

Hi everyone! As much as I want this to be a cheery, enthusiastic won't be. I've been sick for the past week and half and it's really put a damper on my training. I'm getting nervous and I'm losing faith that I can do this. I definitely need some words of encouragement right about now. This weekend I am going to Central Park and will attempt to run 7 miles. Being that I haven't ran in almost 2 weeks, it's unclear how well this run will go. Everyone keeps telling me that since I've done this before I should be fine. We will see. I'd like to thank everyone for their support throughout this journey, it means the world to me.

Foxes & love,


How do you overcome setbacks in your training? Share them with us in the comments below!

Team Fox is the grassroots fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). Each year, more than 1,500 Team Fox members worldwide turn their passions and interests into unique fundraising events and athletic feats. Since our inception in 2006, our members have raised an astounding $15 million for Parkinson’s research, helping MJFF achieve its mission to speed new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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