In this episode of TalkJogRun, we speak with Omar Gutiérrez. Omar has worked as both a coach and mentor for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training . Omar started training for his first marathon with his wife after her father was diagnosed with leukemia. After completing the marathon, Omar became involved as a mentor to help other team members raise funds for the cause. Omar now helps coach people train for the marathon through Team in Training.
In this episode, Omar talks about how to get started raising money for a charity, and the importance of doing so. He talks about the sense of community that arises and how nearly 100% of the people who go through through the training program with Team in Training finish the marathon. His story is very inspiring as he explains how he used to dislike running, but now it is a huge part of his life.