My wife and I have dedicated over 28 years between the two of us in service to our country. In June, 2015, we began a new phase in our journey as our jobs will keep us geographically separated for the majority of the next 2+ years. Though it will be tough on our family, the sacrifice will be worth it in the long run. Having limited time together, what better way to "reconnect" on our lucky 13th anniversary than running 144.4 miles over two days around one of the most beautiful locations in the world (Lake Tahoe)! Jenny and I are both training hard, and increasing our mileage on a weekly basis to make this double ultra-marathon goal a reality. Just one month into the training (and having never run for distance) I'm setting new time/distance mileage personal records each week. We will begin our run on October 7th.
As tough as the training and separation are for us, these trials are nothing compared to what is experienced daily by the families of our Wounded Warriors and those who have given all in protection of our great nation. Jenny and I have both lost numerous friends over our time in the service. In order to give back, we are dedicating our sacrifice to them. We have linked up w/ USAF National Guardsman and founder of the "Folds of Honor" nonprofit (also my friend from Pilot/F-16 Training) Major Dan Rooney to raise funds for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. His foundation provides scholarships to the spouses and children of veterans who are disabled or killed in action.
Please help us honor the families of those who have given their all in protection of the freedoms that you enjoy on a daily basis. Thank you for your time and support!
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