It was mid-December when I decided to set new goals for running. I was wrapped up in a new distance milestone, studying training plans, and picking the right “race”. Training was well underway in January when I thought – “why am I doing this almost every day? It’s fun, but why?”
It was then I decided to run for a better reason. I thought about the many ways running has helped me – more than just “health” (but more about that some other time). It reminded me of the great things the YMCA camps and programs have done for me, my kids and many other families in Tulsa. I realized these two things go together like peanut butter and jelly so I decided to run for YMCA Camp Takatoka and Westside Y. That’s why I am donating $1 for every mile that I run in 2011 to the YMCA.
Join me in supporting the YMCA 2011 Strong Kids Campaign by donating at https://www.ymcatulsa.org/supporting-the-ymca/donate-online. Here are some ideas for you to consider:
- One-time donation of $500, 25, 100, 50, 25
- Pledge a penny, nickel, dime, or quarter for each mile I run in 2011
- Sponsor a month a month of my running – maybe your birthday or your kid’s birthday
- Volunteer at the YMCA (I do)
Every bit helps YMCA programs like summer camps, sports leagues, and family activities like Hero Camp.