WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE

Only two weeks away from the start of the 2018 World Marathon Challenge – 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents! It’s finally almost here! Racked up a lot of miles this past year in preparation for this. Finished up this past week with 110 miles…whew…I’m getting too old for this. I’ve done the work, now luck needs to play a role for me! But I'm feeling pretty good. I’m part of a group of 16 runners that former President of the Miami Marlins, David Samson, put together – we call ourselves “Team Hold the Plane”! You can probably guess why! We are all raising money for one or two of our favorite charities, mine being the Martin Richard Foundation and the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation. Martin died tragically in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and Joe Middlemiss died of cardiomyopathy. His younger brother Jack has the same illness. They, along with my son Luke, are my superheroes! If you care to donate, please go to www.777marathon.com/donate. Click on the Martin Richard Foundation on the pull-down. We’ll make sure any monies raised are dispersed properly. Many thanks for your kindness. If you want to follow the WMC on Facebook, go to clink on the link at the beginning of this post. I’m bib #35. And, please don’t ask me what possessed me to do this as I’m not sure I have a good answer! All prayers are appreciated!! Back in a few weeks....I hope.