Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Making My August Miles Matter

Last month, I set a goal for myself to hit 60 miles for the month.  It was a huge jump in mileage for me from ten miles the previous month.  It was a way for me to get off my posterior and take some time to re-establish my running routine.  Dopey training is coming up soon, soon.  So I'd rather start that with a good base.  Not only did I hit 60 miles - I smashed past it to 85. Which I am fairly certain is a record for me while not actively training.

I have been trying to think of a goal for this month to keep me motivated and to press on and maybe even surpass the 85 mile goal for this month.  I think I have found it.  As you all know I am currently fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as a St. Jude Hero. I've done all sorts of drawings and fundraisers and will continue to do so until November.  But for the month of August, all of my miles will be in honor of the children and families at St. Jude.  Either in honor of or in memory of someone.

Did you know pediatric cancer research is granted only 4% in government funds? That's why the work at St. Jude is so vital.
The numbers are devastating but the funding is not there. 
 St. Jude's goal is simple, "We won't stop until no child dies from cancer."


Not only does St. Jude provide their services for free, they also provide and share groundbreaking research throughout the world.

I've said this before, but St. Jude provides so many things, but most importantly they provide their care and research for free allowing families to focus on their child and not bills.  They provide hope.

So this month I'm running in memory of Jake.  I'm running in honor of Team Mason and ME.  I'm running because I can.  Children who have faced pediatric cancer and those who are still battling. 


If anyone would like me to run in memory or honor of or in memory of a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer, please let me know and I would be honored to do so. 
If you would consider helping me to reach my goal for this year my link can be found
here or the direct link is:
http://heroes.stjude.org/suzanneran

Any donation to my St. Jude page this month will go into a drawing for a $25.00 gift card of the winners choice.  

As always thank you so much for your continued support and thank you for helping my August miles matter.  Together we can help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital continue on their journey to someday #smashchildhoodcancer.