Monday, August 24, 2009

Ready to Run

The Hood2Coast Relay is creeping closer and closer... 4 days and counting. Over the past couple of weeks I've gotten a little nervous about the big run, but now I'm just excited! Yesterday I decided to do one final long run before racing day. I figured I would go about 7 or 8 miles and I ended up running 10 miles! And it felt great! I now know that I can take on this big challenge and I'm pretty sure I will survive (which was my goal going into this whole thing).

Running is one part of this weekend, but raising money for our cause, Eternal Impact, is the other large part of this event. Our team set the goal of $100 per mile which comes out to about $1700 for each runner. We are all getting so close and I'm excited about the "impact" we will have on this incredible organization which inspires and trains young Ugandan people to become leaders in a way that demonstrates their faith in Christ.

If you are interested in donating to the cause, go to Click on "Meet the Team", find my profile and click on "Make a Pledge", then "Give a Gift". The rest should be self-explanatory. I'll run the amount of my race that you support however you'd like - backwards, doing cartwheels, to your favorite tunes. This is a cause worth running for and together we can make a difference!

The Joy of Running
"I believe in the runner's high, and I believe that those who are passionate about running are the ones who experience it to the fullest degree possible. To me, the runner's high is a sensational reaction to a great run! It's an exhilarating feeling of satisfaction and achievement. It's like being on top of the world, and truthfully... there's nothing else quite like it!"
- Sasha Azevedo

1 comment:

  1. Mary, I'll be thinking about you and the long run. I'm proud of you for doing this and for the money you are raising. Look forward to read about it when you finish.