Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We are nearing the end of our "1000 miles in 365 days" challenge. Our time will expire on May 6th, where most of us till be clocking in our last 26.2 or 13.1 miles at the Orange County Marathon and Half Marathon. I feel confident in saying that we will all meet our 1000 mile goal. It will be quite an accomplishment for each of us personally....as well as a successful fundraiser for the children at Acres of Love. I believe we will have raised over $10,000!
Back in October there were 4 of us runners that made a trip to South Africa to visit the children. We had a wonderful time and further committed ourselves to this cause.
It's been such a pleasure to have married 2 loves....running and the children at Acres of Love. I can't say that every mile has been easy. We typically meet at 5:20am several days each week and log in at least 5 miles. Weather, sick kids and tired bodies have been our challenges, but the children in South Africa have been our motivation. We have an amazingly committed running group and each woman brings such inspiration. When our 365 days is up, I can guarantee that the same 9 women will meet on the corner at 5:20am the very next week to hit the pavement for another 5 miles!
If you haven't already....please sponsor 1 (or all!) of us in our 1000 mile challenge. 100% of your donation will go right to the children.