Running for Myself and Others

I’ve got one more big athletic event this year: the Chicago Marathon. For me, it’ll be a long-time goal finally realized: the Chicago Marathon was the first running goal I ever set myself and back in 2007 I started the marathon but was unable to finish.

But while I’m running the race for my own reasons, I’m trying to do something for others as well and so I’m doing something I’ve never done before with a race: I’m signed up with a charity partner and I’m fund-raising for Misericordia Home, a residence and network of services for people with developmental disabilities. There’s a lot going on in the world and a lot of great causes out there, but Misericordia is, for me, a very local cause—their headquarters is just a short run from my house.

My goal is to raise $1000 for Misericordia—if we raise $1200, I get a big cookie from Misericordia’s great bakery and I’ll definitely share :-)

Check out the little widget to the right to check my progress and click the big green button to add your own donation. Thanks!