First day of wearing shorts! The air temp is warmer but the streets are still lined with snow banks so I felt like I was running through a freezer. Several good things happened this week. I received an email from my friend in South Africa who knows someone who wants to sponsor me and supply me with a running stroller. Fingers crossed! I was also invited to train with the Prospect Mountain High School crew once a week. The coach gave me advice on how to increase my speed, so I will be doing more quality runs . I am pretty excited to run with these guys, they train hard and run fast and inspire me to work harder. My goal is to be able to run my 10-13 milers at a 7:30 pace. I am close but my VO2 max shuts me down on steep hills.
So, since January I have been trying to find a charity to raise funds for. After a great deal of thought, I decided to raise money for people with traumatic brain injury. But after months of calling and emailing organizations I can’t find one that supports my interests. I want the money to go towards, rehab grants, home modifications, transportation etc. rather than pharmaceutical research or political interests. Please help me find an organization! I am in school and working in the clinic and doing public events and trying to run 100 miles a week and plan the rest of my trip…so I do not have any more time to contact organizations who tell me to contact other organizations who tell me to contact other organizations (repeat to infinity) I need to have something nailed down soon or I may have to scrap the fundraising idea..but I DON”T WANT TO! So if anyone can help me with this issue I will be forever grateful!
I still have one more run to get in today so I’ll update the training log later 🙂