I’m a runner. There. I said it. That only took me two years, a 10 miler, a half, and a full marathon to admit it. Starting this blog as helped me achieve more personal goals then I ever thought imaginable but I think it’s time to branch out a bit.
On May 23, in Boston, I will be running in the Run to Home Base 9k (that’s just over 5.5 miles.) To enter this race I had to commit to raising $1000 for veterans with combat stress disorders and/or traumatic brain injury and their families. From the web site. . .
Your support to the Home Base Program will help to ensure that local veterans who served their country receive the care they need for combat stress disorders and/or traumatic brain injury, and that their families get the support they need. The Home Base Program also seeks to advance innovative treatments that hold the most potential for helping veterans with combat stress disorders and/or traumatic brain injury and their families.
I’m running with my best and oldest friend in the whole wide world. Here we are in second grade, I think, and us at her son’s, my Godson’s, Christening (he’s turning 11 this year! Holy MOLY we are getting old!) . She may kill me for this one. . .
We have never run together (we live about 3 hours apart since I moved to Maryalnd). She actually started running a few years before I did and tried to convince me how great it was but I didn’t listen. I rarely listen. ;)
We will be running through scenic Boston and ending in Fenway Park. I’m not a huge Red Sox fan, heck, I’m not a huge Baseball fan but she is and let me tell you… she’s is FREAKING OUT!
If there are any Bostonians out there that want to or will be running in the event let me know. And if you are able to support us financially, please click here to make a donation. Every little but helps and we only have a few weeks to raise $1000 each.
Oh! and if you are looking for charitable running events check out Charitymile.com, the popular Team In Training, The Komen Race for the Cure, I can go on and on. There really are so many opportunities out there! Fitness and philanthropy is a popular mix. Are there any events you know of and would like to share? Please leave a link in the comments.