Category Archives: Activism

Last Two

2 miles easy 24:17

Tonight was my final 2 mile training run for the Chicago Marathon. A final short lap around the neighborhood. It felt good and the first mile was my fastest since my injury. I’ve done all I can. Now the countdown to Sunday begins! I want to thank everyone who has prayed for me, encouraged me and/or donated to Team World Vision. As I run on Sunday you are the wind at my back! THANK YOU!!!


Easy 3

Please support my run!Just finished my final easy 3mile Monday run! Monday runs have started awkwardly sometimes. My body feels out of rhythm for the first mile. But by the last mile I’m usually in a nice flow and relaxed with the easy pace. All the dogs stayed in their yards today, neighbors waved and the cloudy skies had a cozy feel. I felt blessed and more determined to finish this goal. Team World Vision is changing the world and I’m glad to partner with them to bless thirsty communities. I need 7 more $50 donors by Sunday to reach my goal. You can make a difference:

8 is Enough

Please click here! to help me reach my goal of raising $50 for clean water for every mile of the Chicago Marathon! Yesterday I completed the prescribed 8 mile run in my fastest time yet! It felt great! It’s my last long run in the training. The marathon is 1 week from today! It hasn’t been easy and I so appreciate all the support from so many friends. I need a few more to donate to put me over the top. I’ve raised $975 out of a needed $1,310. It’s very important that I reach the goal. If you can donate it will literally change someone’s life. $50 provides clean water for one year for one person. It’s a sacrificial gift but one you can know is making a difference in the world. Special thanks to so many who have donated. I don’t want to fall short after coming so far! Thanks for your help!

Dirty Dozen

12 miles exactly 3hrs Click here to support my marathon run!

It was another beautiful day. I had to run later in the day, which is never my friend, but I made it the scheduled twelve miles. I had to stop briefly at 9.48 miles due to back spasms. After 5 min of sitting my back loosened up and I was back on the road. It has been a very busy week and my highest mileage week since the injury. I’m thankful and fixed on one thing: the finish line on October 11th! Thanks for your support!

Fantastic Four

4 miles 51:04

I continue to make steady improvement! Five minutes faster than my last attempt at 4 miles (30 seconds faster than before my injury). My goal is to complete the Chicago Marathon on October 11th, raising $1,310 for Team World Vision. That’s $50 for every mile of the marathon. Your $50 donation delivers clean water to one person for one year. (Any size donation is happily accepted.) Click here to donate!

10k Progress

6.22 miles 1:29 Details Click here to support my run!

Today I ran 10k without stopping or walking for the first time since July. It doubled my best all-running distance since my injury. Just 6 weeks to go. If I am able to progress at this rate I should be able to complete the marathon, although the time limit will be close. The first 5 miles felt great! The last mile was a struggle but I’ve come a long way this year and even made a comeback so I’m thankful. I’m also thankful for your support. Click here to support my run!


3 miles 37:33

Best run yet since I started my comeback. A short hard run. Thankful. Felt like I easily could have gone farther but decided not to risk injury. You can help me make it to the finish line of the Chicago Marathon. I’m running to raise money for clean water in Africa with Tram World Vision. Your tax deductible donation of $50 sponsors me for one mile and provides clean water for one person. Learn more by clicking below:


6.2 mile (10k) bike, 3.11 mile (5k) easy run. 

I wasn’t sure about running today as I had knee discomfort through the day. When I headed out, the pain told me to stop. So, I hopped on my bike for a brisk workout. 5 miles in I realized my knee was feeling better, so at 6.2 miles (10k) I hopped off and started to run slowly. I made it 5k with a little walking and a faster running finish. It was a challenge moving straight to running from biking. My back didn’t enjoy it. But the bike helped the knee. Not the 8 mile run that was on the schedule but I think I made the most of what my body could give today. Thanks for your support. Donate to provide clean water and support my run!

Day 10 On-Track Comeback!

4 miles Easy

Click to support my run! I’m running the Chicago Marathon October 11th with Team World Vision to provide fresh drinking water to those who need it most. My goal is to raise $50 for each of the 26 miles. I’ve covered 19 of those miles, raising $955. Just 7 more to go ($350)! Your donation of $50 provided clean water for one person!
Today’s easy run went just fine. I covered 4 miles at an easy pace. It’s the farthest I’ve gone since the knee injection and today’s prescribed distance. I’m thankful and feeling good. 

6K for Water

3.86mi (6.22km) 51:10 Details
In honor of the 6K distance many people have to travel on foot daily to get water for their families, I continued my comeback by running 6K without having to walk. After not feeling well for a couple of days, I’m ecstatic. 4 runs in the last 8 days, each one faster than the last. A long long way to go and a short time left, but at least I’m progressing at a reasonable rate. Thank you for supporting my run and supporting Team World Vision! Click here to provide clean water for children! I’m running the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 11th for Team World Vision. My goal is to raise $50/mile for the 26 mile journey. So far, you’ve given $955. I’m just $345 from completing my goal. Your $50 donation provides clean water for one person, but any size donation is accepted.


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