(Melissa and I after the Baltimore Half-Marathon. We look happy, but our legs are about to collapse out from underneath us. Also, I don’t have a picture of me running because I generally look like I’m one step from death.)
I’m running. I mean, I run in general, but I generally need a reason to run. So I’m running the Baltimore 10-Miler on June 20th. It’s, you guessed it! 10 miles. In Baltimore. We’re sharp as tacks over here.
But, I’m also running for a cause. It’s called Back on My Feet. It’s this pretty cool organization which uses running as a format to help motivate the homeless to become self-sufficient. It started in Philadelphia and a new chapter opened in Baltimore recently. I actually read about it recently in Runner’s World magazine (thanks to the Jackster for the subscription!), so it was cool to see that they were participating in the 10-miler. Read the article here.
I’m trying to raise at least $250. That’s just 10 people donating $25. Or 25 people donating $10. Or 50 people donating $5 (I’m an engineer…good at the math).
BUT, just to add some more incentive (besides the warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart from doing something good), if you donate at least $10, I’ll bake you some cookies! (Oh, and I’ll even send them to you. ) You’ll get a dozen scrumptious cookies homemade by me. (If you donate more than $10, well, I might just send you more than 12 cookies.) From my kitchen to your belly. (Also, isn’t that why we run? So we can eat more cookies?)
You can donate with a credit card through the website:
Or you can mail me, hand me, or send by carrier pigeon to me your donation. After you donate, send me an email so I know where to send the cookies to.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org