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Upcoming race thoughts -- and the big kahuna (LOL)

Friday, May 09, 2014

The next big race I have is the Marine Corps Historic Half marathon.

I did that one last year with a garmin that died at mile 3 (my own fault for not making sure it was charged)...and in my worst finish time ever for a half at 3:21:07.

So I'm doing it again this year...and hoping to really do better than that!! And since training, like for the Irongirl, has been "so-so".... I'll be happy with anything just over the 3hr mark and THRILLED with something under 3.

Then I plan on doing my running club's women's distance festival 5k (hopefully with my daughter who is getting more interested in running).... and in September the Ft. McHenry Tunnel Run 5k with my son (We've done that for 3 years in a row so far.)..

Then, the big kahuna... my first full marathon. Marine Corps Marathon.

My plan has been to do it and fundraise for two charities -- one to honor each of my kids.
OAR (Organization for Autism Research) for my son Thomas, who is on the spectrum.
www.firstgiving.com/fund
raiser/tracy-day/MCM2014


and LWB (Love Without Boundaries) who does work with children in China, to honor my daughter Georgia who was adopted from Jiangsu province in 2008.

I don't yet have a fundraising page for LWB because when I contacted them I was told they aren't participating in MCM this year... having not met some requirement or something as an MCM charity. BUT from their own webpage I see its possible to do an event on my own and fundraise for them that way: www.lovewithoutboundarie
s.com/programs/other-proje
cts/teamlwb/
So I'm in contact with them and hope to have a page for them set up soon.

I'm not asking (exactly) anyone to donate...but if you do want to, then that would be awesome. If not, I'll definitely be glad of any well-wishes and whatnot I get as I work on training for my first full marathon.
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  • LEWILL1982
    Also training for my first marathon, scheduled for 2/1/2015. Good luck with training!
    2453 days ago
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