One of the side benefits of running is that you get to raise money for worthy causes. I sign up for 5k's every month so I don't start slacking on my goals. But I refuse to sign up for a race just because. It has to be for a greater good. We have done one for Crohns disease(doing it next year with Kate!) and recently did one for Childhood Cancer. This weekend I have guilted Kate in joining me for the High-Five Mullet race that supports mental health services.
The upside? I get to meet Kate, for real in person.
The downside? She has to run a 5k. Okay, she can walk I'll never tell
Oh, did I mention there was free beer after the race? Yup, David will be running too!
And while I am super proud of us for running a 5k I am in awe of those who not only run farther but do it without needing an ambulance afterwards. In honor of Down Syndrome month, Michelle's husband ran in the Air Force Marathon. He is doing it for his beautiful daughter Kayla and others like her. Her family is trying to not only raise awareness but support more research for Down Syndrome. You can read more about their story here and if you have a few dollars to spare on a good cause, please consider sponsoring Mike's team.
Who knows, maybe next year Kate and I will be ready for a half-marathon!