Mar 22, 2016 6:58 PM
NASHUA - It wasn't long ago when Tracey Carroll, an emergency room nurse from Nashua first started running to get into shape.
"I remember struggling through a half mile - about to die - so I'm still shocked I'm going to be running a full marathon," said Tracey Carroll, a first-time marathon runner.
Now she's taking on the Boston Marathon's 26.2 miles and "Heartbreak Hill" in her first ever marathon.
"My mom was shocked and so excited," Carroll said. "She cried as if I was telling her I was having another grandchild, which was pretty funny."
The whole family has been supportive, helping her squeeze in training between her 12-hour night shifts. As April 18 approaches, her two children are just as excited as she is.
"Every time I come back she's like 'did you win? did you get the trophy?'" Carroll said.
"She gets all of the trophies," said Autumn Carroll, Tracey's 4-year-old daughter. "She's a racing mommy."
Tracey has met other racing moms through a running group, Greater Manchester Mom's Run This Town.
She said getting enough rest has been the most difficult part of training.
A pleasant surprise has been the fundraising help for her Mass General Emergency Response charity team, though.
"I was nervous about the fundraising commitment... the outpouring of donations have been the biggest shock to me."
Tracey already reached her fundraising minimum but wants to reach $8,000, a thousand dollars for each year she's been an ER nurse in Boston.
If you'd like to give Carroll a boost, you can visit her fundraising page.
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