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RUNNING, SAVING, AND A CUP OF COFFEE

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This August the family and I will be heading ‘down the Cape’ to the annual Falmouth Road Race.  Friends of ours will be running and we’ll be cheering them on along the beautiful 4 mile stretch next to Martha’s Vineyard Sound.  I’ll also be partnering with Fidelity and MEFA at the Health & Fitness Expo before the race.  I like taking the kids to events like these because it gets them around people doing good things for themselves. The event features speakers (last year I met Team Hoyt!), clinics (Hubby can go to the flexibility one), and fun booths to explore (I most likely won’t be able to get them out of the Fidelity Tent again, though.)

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The race is a total of 7 miles – I know because I ran it one year and truth be told that is the most miles this body has ever seen whilst running.  I remember grabbing the hand of a girl next to me (ok I knew her) and sprinting the last couple of yards to the finish line.  It was an awesome feeling because I set a goal to run the entire time without walking and accomplished it.   Through this partnership with MEFA, I can’t help but equate that same feeling to savings.  Looking at the entire picture can be scary whether it’s running a 7 mile race (not being a runner) or saving for your baby’s college fund (now!?).  When I was running I would make little milestones in my head “just get past that tree up there” “now try getting to where you see the ocean.”  It can be the same for saving.  When I was in MEFA’s offices recently they told me something that stuck – if you give up one Starbucks latte a week and instead put that money into a college savings fund…you’ll be well on your way to planning for your child’s education.  That made it seem a lot less overwhelming.  And it’s one goal I know I can accomplish.  Check.

To learn more about MEFA and their fabulous college saving funds click here.

I partnered with Fidelity on this post.

-MIM-

 

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