The 1000 Mile Marathon

One of my fellow Team Fox mentors, James Mangini, has almost completed his quest to run a 1000 mile marathon.  He set out from Charleston, South Carolina on May 7th and will finish running 1000 miles on June 7th ending at that Michael J. Fox Foundation.  His goal is to raise $100,000 for Parkinson’s Research and to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and Team Fox.  I’ve been following his progress on the 1000 Mile Marathon Facebook page and have to say that his journey has been quite inspirational.

He’s been so inspiring in fact that I’ve agreed to run with him today. As this blog posts to Running With Karen, I will already be officially underway on my 30+ mile journey with James. I’m not trained up for a marathon at this point so I’m not sure exactly how far I’ll run, but I’ll do my best.  He’s promised me that he will walk during the miles and go at my pace. I find it kind of funny that I will probably slow down the man that has already run over 30 miles a day for 28 days straight, but I have a feeling I will.

As I write this, I have to admit that I’m nervous. I know that a marathon hurts even when you’ve trained for it and this run is longer than I’ve ever run. Then again I never thought I could run a marathon so I’ll just do my best and have fun. If I need to stop at some point, then I will. I’m doing this to support James in his quest and to help with the journey to a cure.

Wish my legs and feet well! I’ll let you know how it turns out once I can type again.

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