My name is Lindsay and this is just so I don't feel guilty for not keeping a written journal...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Help a running friend out

Well, after posting about running for a charity I was regrettably committed.  Hot dang, I'm gonna have to run alot...  But no, this is good!  I need to be running and this might be the extra push I could use to face the Oregon rain.

See, this is all about me.

I've been pouring over pages and pages and reviews and more pages of the many charities out there.  After becoming a bit overwhelmed I decided to stick to charities that will help suffering Africans since this all started with some reading about the LRA.  I kept narrowing my options down trying to stay close to charities that directly help families.  Long story short, I went with my gut-

The phrase that got me was this:

"Thanks to the "KONY 2012" video made by the San Diego-based organization Invisible Children, millions of people are suddenly interested in humanitarian crises in Central Africa. This is great news, but the challenge now is to translate that concern into constructive activism..."

OK!  So the few dollars that I gather will be proudly/humbly sent to these hard workers, and I will have some ripped calves...

Here's the plan:

For the entire month of April (oh, that's a wet month...) I will track every mile that I run.  RUN.  (no walking except to catch my breath, take a quick picture, or fight off those obnoxious puppies that live in that brown house...)  I'll regularly post updates.  I'm asking for pledges by mileage.  For reference I'm hoping to get at least 100 miles.  Who knows, I may get more.  Maybe less.  If you would like to pledge send me an email- with the amount per mile and I will let you know how to get the money to me at the end of the month.

I promise not to go on a cruise.


1 comment:

Brenda said...

I'm in. 100 miles is doable, but too bad April only has 30 days ..... however, I did it in November which also has 30 days, so there you go.

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