BENEFITING: Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence
On this date 5 years ago I had absolutely no desire to ever run a marathon. Then 2 people tried to blow up one of the landmark historical events in our country; the Boston Marathon. As I watched the events unfold that day I decided that day I would someday qualify to participate in that race. 2016 was the year I would make my attempt. I targeted the Philly Marathon as my race to get in. My goal was to run it in 3:27. I finished in 3:26:26 and qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon. It was my way of thumbing my nose at terrorism on our shores and that was about it. Just a personal stand that I would not kept away from something this important to our culture because of fear. Fast forward to February 14th of this year when another shooting with another semi automatic rifle claimed the lives of yet another group of school children. I decided to that my Facebook rants against these kind of weapons being in the hands of civilians was not enough and thought I could make better use of my run than for my personal statement and encourage my friends and family to support sensible gun legislation. If this does not offend your politics please consider donating just $26 in the name of a child you hope never has to see this happen in their school.