9.03.2008

Dig deep, peeps!

If you have a mother, wife, sister, daughter or female friend who has benefitted from running, then you will understand what a significant and positive organization Girls On The Run (.org) is.  Because I have personally found running to be a positive influence in my life I am fundraising as a "Team Tiara" member for the 3rd time in 2 years. 

The first time I took part in fundraising for GOTR was while I trained for my first half-marathon almost 2 years ago.  The following Spring I was a fundraiser as I worked towards my first Riverbank Run 25.  And long before I registered for my upcoming marathon in Milwaukee I intended to again raise money for GOTR.  But as my knee issues continued I was no longer certain that I would make it as far as the starting line, so I held-off signing-up to raise money.

After my successful, no-worse-for-wear 20 miler on Monday it occurred to me that it was not too late to jump in and do as much to raise money for the cause as I could, so here I am...asking that my friends and family consider supporting a fabulous charity.  We have a great chapter right here in Muskegon county, including a group right in my small community.  About a year ago this past Spring I was out on a late afternoon training run and encountered a group of local GOTR participants out on their own training run.  I was thrilled to tell them about my own efforts to help support their fitness goals.  They were mostly just really impressed with my pink iPod. :D

So...if you are so inclined, please donate to my GOTR/Team Tiara campaign.  I will be collecting donations through the month of October, so give early and give often!  If donating via snail mail is more your style, contact me by e-mail for my mailing address: harumph at gmail.com.  All checks should be made out to Girls On The Run International).

2 comments:

  1. oh kirsten.

    I'm training for my first marathon (NYC-11/2)...and I am DREADING that 20 miler.

    holy moly.

    Kudos to you.

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  2. Candy, you can do it! Really, that 20 was not nearly as bad as I had anticipated. I really had a lot of dread going into that 20 miler, but it wasn't even close to as difficult as I had made it out to be in my mind. I cannot say that about my prior 18 miler--that was miserable. But I had done a 17 miler just the week before my 18, then an easier week the week between my 18 and 20. So that really helped me recover.

    Good luck on NYC. That's such a cool, HUGE marathon. I can't wait to hear how your race goes!

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