I don't like unfinished business. Last year I decided that 2014 was a year for a big challenge. I needed a goal that would scare and motivate me, so I signed up for the Buffalo Marathon. I was planning on running 26.2 miles and live to tell the tale. I was also determined to raise $100 for one of my favorite non-profits for each one of those miles.
I worked hard to reach my goal, but unfortunately an injury (a fracture in my right heel bone) stopped me in the middle of my training (soon after my 16-mile run). I had to take some time off, and then I was only allowed to run very short distances every other day. And then I was able to run a little further each time, and then a little further. And I slowly got myself back on track.
I am nothing if not determined (some might call it stubborn), so here I am again. The Buffalo Marathon organizers allowed me to defer my fee to this year's race. I joined a Fleet Feet training group. I'm back to running five times a week. I am back to feeling strong and hopeful, and, yes, a little bit terrified. I am giving myself a second chance to do this, and I feel like I owe it to a Well-Fed World as well.
Here is where you come in. On May 24th, I will get up and put on my running shoes and run for 26.2 miles. I will run to prove to myself that nothing is impossible, but I will also run in support of a wonderful organization called A Well-Fed World.
As it says on their website, "A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization working with grassroots groups in the U.S. and internationally on feeding and food production programs." They provide vegan food to people in need and support animal-saving projects by partnering with national and grassroots groups in the U.S. and globally. You can learn more about their mission on their website, and please take a couple of minutes to watch the video below.
It would be a great honor if you could support my efforts with your donation. No amount is too small; every single dollar counts. And all your donations, no matter how small, will support the great work that A Well-Fed World is doing. They will also keep me motivated through all the cold and snowy runs that I still have ahead of me.
A Well-Fed World: Feeding Families|Saving Animals
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