Back to Poto! – Training Update

IMG_4028Quick Update on our fundraising efforts to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and cancer research:

Training Update – Back to Poto!
Last update, I was planning on a 40 miler up at Pinckney State Park…but that didn’t work out as planned. My knee started acting up the day before so I split the run over 2 days to give my knee a break…been working hard at staying healthy for race day…all of them! It seems to be better now so this coming weekend we will try it again and we’ll keep it slow and steady on the trails.

We’re less than 3 weeks away from race #1, the Eastern States 100…gettin’ nervous already! I thank friend Kevin Simpson for sending this along with his donation: Isaiah 40:28-31 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – That’s pretty powerful, thank you Kevin!

Honoree Update –
My sister Elizabeth is a bit anemic and tired from the chemo but doing well. She said she feels tired and hollow and light…so I told her to be careful to not float away when she takes a nap. :-)

George is getting another round of chemo this week and is pretty well bald…and still as positive as always! He’s waiting for more tests to see if he qualifies for an experimental treatment…please keep him in your prayers!

Donor Update –
Big Woohoo! to our generous donors…friends Shelley Foos, and Michelle Ansara, and to Tom Spy for an awesome pledge of 50 cents per mile that I race…all 226.2 miles!…which makes me want to add a few more races to the list! Add this to our early donations from Violet Stoycheva, Kevin Simpson, Honoree Rodney Cundiff, Jenn Wenzke, long time Honoree Andrea Loch, and Deb Yeagle and we are now at more than 6% of our goal!  Woohoo!

Thank you Everyone!

If you have a family member or friend with cancer or lost to cancer that I can run for, please send me their name and their story.  I would be honored to run for them!

It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to consider donating!  Your donation will help fund treatments through LLS that save lives every day; like immune-therapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. Every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these!

I need your help to reach my $10,000 fundraising goal for cancer research!  Please consider a donation.  We need all the help we can get to fight the good fight.  Thank you!  You can donate at:

Run Steady, Run Strong!


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