Well as it turns out I haven't run the Marathon yet. I ran my 9 + 1 to qualify and then after Sandy happend and ravaged the NY landscape and shredded people's lives and homes relentlessly- the Marathon organizers cancelled the Marathon. (good call) So I was then given an opporuntiy to run it a year or 2 after. I decided to wait until this year. However after running 2 half Marathons plus other lesser milage runs last year, I decided I needed to do a lot more traing to handle a full marathon with some amount of grace and ease. So I decided not to run this year. I may try again in the future but for now will focus on half marathons and smaller runs. That being said though, I will continue to donate to the Machine Gun Preacher's Angels of East Africa!
I'll run like the wind and with your help - WE can raise money that will benefit orphan children in southern Sudan. http://www.machinegunpreacher.org
Sam Childers and his crew are fighting for these children's right to live freely and peacefully. They have been faced with incredible challenges.
I invite you to see the movie 'Machine Gun Preacher ' and check out my blog at www.lilypunk.com to read more about why I decided to run for the 'Angels of East Africa'.
(as a side note we also support charities both finacially and through volunteering on a community level "in our own backyard", and globally too).
Rock with Me!!!
(Trust me - I'll need all the suport I can get and some REALLY AMAAAZING running shoes).