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Greetings, friends! Since January, I have been training to run in my first marathon, the 2013 Chicago Marathon, to benefit the amazing non-profit organization, Random Acts. Training has been one of the most challenging — and certainly the most physically challenging —  endeavors I have ever undertaken. It is also proving to be one of the most rewarding.

Some people may think that training for a marathon is one-person job. And to a point, they’re correct: no one can get you off the couch and force you to put in the miles and do all the extras. But no one can succeed in an attempt such as this without a reason to do so, and without the support of others. I am reminded of this every time I put on my shoes.

My motivation for doing this is to ultimately help others; running on behalf of Random Acts is allowing me to achieve this goal. However, this is also the goal that I can’t reach on my own. I need your help.

So, in the spirit of Random Acts, I ask you, please: if you are able share a monetary donation, please click on the Crowdrise link below. If you cannot, I would ask, if you could, to reblog this post. But most importantly, no matter what, I would ask, when you see this, to please perform a random act of kindness for someone else. Because, as I learn every day, those acts make all the difference. And “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Thank you for reading, and for your support! It means everything to me, truly, and to the others whose lives you will touch. Never hesitate to drop by and say “hi” at one of the links below!

Crowdrise (Donation Page); Tumblr ; Blogger ; Twitter

10 months ago on June 20th | REBLOG | 62 notes