CNN PRODUCER NOTE amookherjee, 22, is from Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. She had run before, but said the bombing motivated her to start doing road races. "The bombing just reminded so many of us why we enjoy running, and that these violent acts can't shake and define a city like Boston."
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
I first pledged to do the Boston 10k, which I did, and along with it, fundraised over 4,000 dollars for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After the 10k, I decided to run the Boston Half Marathon, which I did with the Dana-Farber Team, and fundraised over 1,000 dollars for that race. In a month, I will be doing the Boston 5k. I was hoping to run the marathon this year, but unfortunately did not get selected for the team I applied with. However, I still run at least three times a week, and enjoy it immensely! I hope in the near future to run a marathon, and eventually, run Boston!