I suppose it was inevitable that the day would finally come when I would have to accept that—gasp—I’m middle age! I decided I am going to beat being over the hill, by running over the hill. Lots of hills actually and 50 miles in the process! Yep, I’ve decided to mark my turning 50 milestone by running 50 miles.
For the next five months I invite you to come along with me as I prepare to run my first (and probably only) 50 mile run. My target race is the famous White River 50 Mile Trail Run on July 30th.
Mentally, I’m ready for this. I’ve wanted to do this race for some time, but my hiking obligations were always in the way. Now, my next manuscript isn’t due for some time and you only turn 50 once. This is the time to make this happen!
So what’s my plan? Run lots, run long and raise money for trails! I am raising money for Washington Trails Association to give back to the trails that have helped me make a living.
Please help me in my efforts by sponsoring me in Fifty for Fifty.
July 30, 2011 Mission Accomplished!
You helped me raise over $4,200 for the Washington Trails Association!
And a big Thank you to all of you who contributed to my Hike-a-thon! I hiked over 200 miles and we raised nearly $1,900