For those who know me well, you understand that the past two years have been fiancially tough. You also know how short I am on time. I run as close to "E" as possible, without completely emptying my tank.
Which is why I vowed, last year, that I would never pay to run a race again. I thought, "Really...why pay to suck at something?" I don't run. I pretend to run. I'm slow. My form is poor. I'm never going to PR. People probably see me running and think, "Oh man, that's gotta hurt." More seasoned runners think, "Isn't that cute that she's trying."
But here's the deal... I'm gonna do this half marathon thing again. I've signed up to run the International Half Marathon in Detroit for the 4th time. (And no, it's not so I can flirt with the customs officers on the Canadian side. Though I'm not saying I won't.) This time I'm running for a cause.
Michigan ranks among the worst in the Nation for sex trafficking. Human trafficking is not just a global issue, it’s very much local. It’s not just a Detroit problem, it’s an “in your own backyard” problem. Believe it or not, it's a Fenton, Michigan problem.
Love Runs is an organization that raises money to prevent, rescue, and restore the lives of victims. So here's the deal. You make a donation and I'll hit the bricks. I'll be running 13.1 miles. (Plus countless miles leading up to the race.) How about $13.10? If I can get 75 people to donate $13.10, that'll add up to $1,000! Will you please help?
I'm not gonna quit asking until you do.