shoe4africa - make the difference!
** Raising funds for Shoe4Africa!
I like to think I can do hard things. If I am being completely honest, I can do hard things with the help of my friend Jessica. We have hung upside down, thrown axes, had tons of adventures, and so much more. Most of our adventures involve running, 3.1 miles, 6.2 miles, 10 miles, 13.1 miles and 26.2 miles. All distances I could never have done without Jessica.
Our best adventure (or possibly misadventure) was the NYC Marathon in 2021. That day falls in the 10 ten days of all time. Even with one broken leg (Jessica) and one broken foot (me), we decided to not stop. Our lofty goal is to run all 6 World Majors (NYC, Chicago, Boston, London, Berlin, and Tokyo). So far we have completed 2 (NYC and Chicago).
The challenge is getting into a race through their lottery. We attempted the London lottery, with no success. We attempted the Berlin lottery, I got in and Jessica did not. We attempted NYC again, Jessica got in and I did not.
This brings me back to being able to do hard things, but with Jessica by my side. We decided to hold off on Berlin, I deferred a year and Jessica will try again to get in. Berlin would simply not be the same without her. But then NYC, I could certainly go and cheer her on, but again being honest the FOMO (fear of missing out) would be real, so I have decided to attempt to fundraise again for a race spot. New York is my home. The crowd, atmosphere, and course are unreal.
Shoe4Africa has been kind enough to offer me a race spot again. The way it works is that they give me a race spot, I pay the race registration, and I have to raise $3000, or I have to pay the difference. This event and cause are important enough for me to go for it. Their goal is to Save and Empower African Kids Lives & Empowering Women through highly cost effective, scaleable proven methods. They provide shoes, open schools, and are building a hospital in Sub Saharan Africa. The team is caring, supportive, and helpful. Here is their website so you can learn more: https://shoe4africa.org/.
I know I have asked for help in the past, so please do not feel like you have to help again, but if you can help, here’s how.
Thank you for your support and encouragement. I am very excited. November 5th – here we come!