We're about 19 1/2 hours away from the start of the 2011 Missoula Marathon as I type this update. Hours and hours of training over the last few months will be put to the test tomorrow. I know that my hardwork will pay off and I'll be so proud of myself for crossing that finish line tomorrow, but it will pale in comparison to how proud I am of my friends and family that did their part for my fundraising efforts. The marathon is going to be a great personal achievement but, the good we've done for some great organizations is something we can all share in and I just wanted to say thanks to all who've donated, who've offered help and support in other ways throughout this and those who'll be out on the course at various places tomorrow cheering me and my fellow runners on to the finish line. Thank you all so, so very much. And for you procrastinators, there is still a little time left to donate. As I've said a million times (and I'm sure you're tired of hearing) any amount is truly helpful and appreciated. Thanks again!
Hard to believe it's been a year since Shannon & I were at the starting line for the Missoula Half-Marathon. Thanks to our wonderful friends and family, we raised over $300 for Youth Homes & Partnership for Children.
This year, I've decided to go for the full marathon. I trained with Run Wild Missoula again and it was amazing! If you're interested in details on how the training went, head on over to Dan Runs for Kids and you can browse back through posts to see course maps, hear about fun events and see how I pushed through the struggles.
Last year, the economy was in rough shape and you all came through in a big way. Sadly, the economy is still challenging for all of us. So once again, THANK YOU for any dollar amount you can spare. I truly appreciate even the smallest amounts and can assure you that these worthy organizations do as well.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! See you at the finish line!