January 15, 2014 – I signed up for the Broad Street Run through the charity Back on My Feet, committing to raise $500. Back on My Feet assists people experiencing homelessness with housing and employment.
May 01, 2014 – With the help of so many contributors, including my employer, the $500 has been met three days ahead of the race…and will be matched by my firm by the end of the quarter! $1,000 will go to this very worthy cause.
I want to thank everyone who donated, followed, or otherwise supported (e.g., read the blog, commented, etc) this effort over the past three and a half months. I appreciate the friends, family, and coworkers who have been there along for the journey. This journey has been a parallel effort between fundraising and fitness. The compliments and supportive feedback I have received have been the fuel to keep me motivated and build momentum.
Today I attended my firm’s wellness fair, in which I received my bib for the Broad Street Run. I have no idea how to put it on. If not for the stories of people stealing bibs at this year’s Boston Marathon, I would post it here. I also received a team shirt, which humorously is a size too large (I couldn’t guarantee I’d lose a full size back in January!).
For these last few days, I will ease off the miles a bit (running four to seven each day over the past few weeks). I have also made sure not to introduce any new quirks to my training or diet, as everything is pretty much on autopilot now.
I do plan to blog my results as well as all the fun details my fitness tracker will record. Ten miles should be fun!!