LA Marathon Fundraiser Update

The Course

A quick update to let everyone know we just passed the $500 mark!  Yea!  Isn’t that amazing?  I can remember – in the not so distant past – when Betsy and I were discussing the possibility of fundraising for the marathon.  It seemed like a long shot; too much else going on, not enough time, limited publicity, etc.   But, slowly it gained steam.  And now, we are definitely rolling.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated thus far.  Your support has been awesome, especially in these rough economic times.  And a big “thank you” to those who supported me in other ways; your encouraging emails and FB posts kept my legs churning through those extra training miles.

With Gratitude,


PS – Oh, and I would be remiss if I did not mention you can still contribute!  Here is the link: Crowdrise

LA Marathon Fundraiser for AKA-SoCal

My wife and I recently moved to Southern California.  Immediately, I thought what better way to see my new hometown than to run the local marathon!  So, on Sunday, March 20th, I will wake up in the wee hours of the morning and run from Dodger Stadium to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica (as they say, from the “Stadium to the Sea!”).  If you are interested in learning more about the LA Marathon, click the following link:

Inevitably, during the race, I will hit a wall – my body and mind will be fatigued, my legs will feel like jello, and I will begin to daydream about all the yummy food in my refrigerator that I could be eating while lounging on my couch at home! I will wonder: “Why did I ever sign up to do this crazy thing?”

That’s when I’ll remember that I am running for a cause!  It’s the greatest motivation; truly.  Envisioning all the good that will result from my efforts immediately reminds me the struggle is worth it.

Please click the link below to support my run to raise funds for AKA-SoCal:

And next time around, there will  be more of us, right, Andrea, Robyn, Lee Anne, Carolyn?