colleen duke wrote -
When I chose to run Big Sur Marathon 2015, it was an incredibly personal and selfish decision. Not selfish in a negative sense…only in that it wasn’t meant to affect anyone else. I decided to run for my own gratification and to prove to no one but me that I was capable of achieving this great feat. It means more to me than to anyone else, and that’s what I liked about the idea.
2015 has been weird. People who make up my universe have recently faced and are facing challenges far greater than running a couple of miles here and there. Through the trials of those I love, my perspective has changed and I’m now determined to run this race for something much more important than personal satisfaction. I’m inspired by the strength of these incredible people going through some tough times. Being brave is infectious, and I plan to carry that courageous spirit with me when I tackle the 26.2 miles in April. I’ve set up this page to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a small way to show my appreciation for the ones who are teaching me what it really means to be tough.
It’s always more gratifying when you think beyond yourself. I’m grateful for this lesson I’m learning and I appreciate any donations made within that sentiment!