It was a beautiful day here in Chicago and I had no choice but to run! I have been slacking the last few days and generally not motivated. So I did two things.
First, I got to fundraising! I started out by posting “I have less than three months to go. My goal is to reach $1,000 by the end of the day. I am currently at $975. Come one come all, donate!!!” By the end of the day, I had far surpassed $1,000-I made it to $1,315!!! Then I finally sent out an e-mail to my coworkers, family and friends to get the word out. I got a few more donations today and am now at $1,360. Instant motivation? I think so!
Second, I got out there and ran. I ran a mile to my friend Cassie’s place, a former Bronco teammate. She hadn’t run in awhile and asked me to push her to do two miles. So we ran one mile, walked a half and ran another mile. Way to go Cassie!!!
To be honest, this morning I was feeling a little overwhelmed with the thought of running 26.2 miles. Now? I think it’s possible. All I have to do is use my resources and remember why I am running this, LiveHalfFull and look on the bright side of life-I can do this!