Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mission Accomplished and a Grand Total

Drumroll awesome family and friends donated $1,000 to the Fitzgerald Cancer Fund!!!!  I delivered it to them today.  :)

I started this mission on January 1st and completed it on June took me a bit to finish collecting and actually drop it off...summer brain set in.  :)  Thanks to everyone who followed my mission, trekked to races with me, supported me along the way, and sponsored me!  I have an amazing group of family and friends!  I love you guys and I couldn't have done it without you!!

In addition to the money we raised for the Fitzgerald Family my race fees have...

-contributed to local high school scholarship funds
-donated to the Salem High School cross country team
-helped build a new playground
- raised awareness of esophageal cancer
-raised money for the family of a local fallen firefighter
-supported efforts to promote physical activity in children
-helped kick cancer's ass

Things my mission has taught me along the way...

Life Lessons
If you see something that moves you to do something...DO IT!!
One person can make a difference.
Doing something for someone else makes you feel good and helps you to realize the world is bigger than your small part of it. 

Running Lessons
I am capable of running 7 miles.
I am capable of running faster.
My children will not suffer by me leaving their whining selves to get a run in.
A goal helps me focus and pushes me further than I would push myself.

I haven't decided yet what I am doing with the blog.  Having it definitely pushed me to keep running on days I didn't want to!  My next challenge is the Wicked Half Marathon in September which I have to complete in order to finish the Salem race Series in November.  That is going to be much more ugly than running 10 races and might not be blog worthy.  We'll see!