Monday, August 3, 2015

Team Running Strong




This summer is going by lightning fast, as it seems to do every year. I have been running in the early hours of the morning to beat the heat and to get it done. I did the 5th annual Rock N Sole in June, a 5K on the 4th of July, but other than that just training. 

Speaking of training...the next big thing for me is the Marine Corps Marathon. To make a long story short, I wanted to run the MCM for awhile. I hesitated to sign up for the lottery. Shortly after letting that pass, and thinking about the anniversary of my brother's accident, I decided I wanted to run it this year.
Now I would have to do it as a charity runner, which giving back this year as a runner has been part of my goal. There are a lot of options out there, but Team Running Strong could not be more perfect for me.
In high school cross country we watched the movie Running Brave, the Billy Mills story. Billy Mills, a Lakota man overcame many obstacles and won the 10,000 meters in the 1964 Olympics. He is the only American to this day to do so. He later served as a Captain in the Marine Corps. His organization raises money for Indian Youth. Many of you know I work at a school for Native Americans, so this is a perfect match for me.

So...of course I am asking for your donation to support this great cause. The money raised is for the organization, not race fees, travel, etc. 

I appreciate your support: Click HERE to donate!

To learn more about the programs that Running Strong promotes, click HERE.

Thank you for your support, more to come!
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