Wow, guys. I was totally overwhelmed by your support. We hit the $400 mark, and I think a few checks should still be rolling in. Thanks so much for backing me up on this. :)
Today's race was terrific. With 11 hydration stations, a bunch of blue Powerade, several high school drumlines, and an old-school funk/rock band of fifty-something guys, I made it through 13.1 miles. My official time was 2:33:46, which comes out to a pace of 11 minutes, 43.7 seconds per mile. It's my first real run ever, so I was pretty happy with the result. :)
Professional photos will be available soon, and I'll share as many of those as possible. I'm also expecting a few shots from friends at church, plus a video--put together by my friends Christy and Ben--which should be posted to YouTube at some point.
So thanks, again, for your wonderful support. It's been a great day--for me and for the kids in Africa who'll have access to clean water, thanks to you. :)
Love you all.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Okay, folks. It's right around the corner. 24 hours from now, I'll be in Flushing Meadows, Queens running the New York 13.1 to benefit World Vision and their well-building efforts in Africa. I picked up my official Team World Vision shirt and my race tag today. It even has my name printed on it! :) I'll try to post pictures tomorrow night.
It's not too late to sponsor me and give a little of your hard-earned cash to the cause. You can make a tax-deductible donation here. I'm at 35% of my goal. Now see if you can blow me away by closing the gap in the next few hours.
"Runners, take your mark, get set, Go!"
See you at the finish line. :)