By COLE AVERY
Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS
Amanda Armstrong wasn’t necessarily known for her prowess as a long distance runner.
All of that changed in February when Armstrong, who readers might remember as a past editor of the South Padre Parade Entertainment Magazine, felt called to run a marathon, a 26.2 mile distance run that challenges even the most experienced runners.
Armstrong got the idea to run a marathon from her friend who was running for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team in Training. Armstrong’s grandmother passed away from Stage 4 lymphoma in 2002, and Armstrong said the marathon was a way to remember her grandmother and help raise money for the LLS.
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