A Spot for an Idea

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Since the beginning of training this winter, I’ve been thinking about a cause to dedicate my marathon to. It’s a small race with no need to sign up with a charity to gain entry, and I never envisioned fundraising on a huge scale.

Truth?

I don’t even like asking people for money. You never know which families are already pinching pennies, and I don’t want to add to that stress. I also really want to run this marathon. I enjoy the journey and the training. Why should people donate money for me to do something I want to do anyway?

{I’ll stop there because I don’t want to talk you out of it. 🙂 }

I will just say that in the last week I’ve found an idea and a cause that’s squelched my reservations. It has gotten me even more energized to run, and I hope it will resonate with you too.

It’s late and I want to do justice to the details, so please look for a new post early this week on what I’ll be running for! Now I should be doing as this lady does and getting some Zzz’s…

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But I’ll share the week’s training first. I kept it mellow after the numbers last week, and hopefully I’ll be ready for another big week starting tomorrow.

Marathon Training March 31 – April 6

Monday – off
Tuesday – 3.15 miles easy-ish fartlek in 30:00
Wednesday – 5.13 miles easy in 47:57
Thursday – off
Friday – 5.25 miles in 47:11 with 4 x 800m @ 7:54, 3 x 400m @ 7:42
Saturday – off
Sunday – 11 miles easy, not timed

Total – 24.5 miles

About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.
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