Donate to H.O.M.E. here (write in "marathon" in note section). Donate to Fred's Team here.
The NYC marathon is just a few days away. And we are still more than a bit away from our fundraising goal. In fact we are just 41% of the way there. We still need to round up just under 3,800 dollars. I don't know if we can make it. But then I didn't know if we could last year, or the year before, and each time we did and then some. And strangely enough I always feel the same way in the marathon. I know I've done it before, but it always seems more than I can manage in those last miles. Can you donate today?
I hope you'll take a look at these photos and decide that you'd rather donate than receive a sealed bag of my running shorts - unwashed and mouldering damp - kept since the marathon. Or maybe I'll save that threat until the last moment. But better safe than sorry!
|Sporting the best in high-performance trash bags.|
|I think someone was enjoying themselves.|
|Speaking of enjoyment, I've managed this face in every marathon so far. It may well be my late-miles race face.|
|I love the colors in this picture - and the rain drops. It was wet.|
|The face of not making your goal. It's just too hard to not be happy.|
|And then they give you a rose. Mine was beautiful. And I think you can see my lips turning blue.|
There is a lot of time to think about things during a marathon. And while I thought a lot about the rain, my legs, and if I would finish, I had time to think of more important things too. I thought of the work of Fred's Team and HOME and how they do real good to real people. How lucky I am to run for them.
Thank you for allowing me to run for HOME and Fred's Team. Your generosity supports their good work, of course, but it also gives me the chance to be a part of it too - and to have so much fun running in circles. Thank you!
After the race, after the water, orange juice, chocolate milk, yogurt, candies, cheese, medal, pin, medallion, jacket, t-shirt, rose, and tree - they really give you stuff at this marathon - I waddled out of the finisher area and started to think of my next one. They really are addictive. You should join me for the next one.
|It's official. We did an extra bit just for fun!|