I was told I had speed (however relative that term may be) so that meant I competed in track & field. Middle school track & field evolved into high school track & field.
|State Meet: Triple Jump|
Running turned sport specific for college softball emphasizing sprints and explosive movements. The bases are 60 feet apart, how much endurance do you need?
Then, running became a way to exercise post-eligibility. Leisurely miles meant I could fit in my pants. It was a means to an end.
However, my first marathon (and race) introduced me to a world of training plans, missing toenails, tempo runs, and GU… all foreign subjects to me.
As I learned more, I realized how little I knew about a sport that seemed so simple. Now, I run to challenge myself, my limits. To improve. To obtain that seemingly unattainable BQ. All selfish reasons.
Here are two upcoming events that take running to a whole new level.
She will help raise awareness and funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. This population tends to receive less support than children and elderly individuals. Harmony’s husband is currently battling a rare form of sarcoma.
|Harmony & her beautiful family|
2. Bangla-Dash building schools for the underprivileged.
One of my friends from youth softball, Jacque, made me aware of this amazing event that her brother, Chris, is creating.
|Chris with his sons|
Chris & his wife live in Dhaka, Bangladesh where he teaches. Chris and his colleague, Marc, are running 90 miles from April 17-20 to raise funds for schools for underprivileged children in Bangledesh. I think the event title alone deserves your attention!
Have you run a race with the purpose of creating awareness and/or raising funds?
If not, what would you like to run and raise money for?
- The ASPCA or a local Humane Society. Animals are so special to me as evidenced by my Cooper.