About a week ago, one of the women in my Moms Run This Town (MRTT) group put out a challenge for us to do a 60 Day Run Challenge to help her finish out her current runstreak.
I’m always up for a challenge and decided to take it one step further. I decided to donate $1.00 for each mile I do in the next 60 days to our local sexual assault counseling center, where I volunteer. To sweeten the pot, for the agency, I challenged my local FB friends to match my miles by donating 50 cents a mile. I’ve had about 5 friends go for it. The agency thinks it’s a great idea and have put the challenge out to their supporters, too. This agency has played an important part in my life and recovery from my own abuse issues.
Today is day 7 and I’ve racked up 20 miles. My average weekly mileage is between 9 and 15 miles. I’m loving this challenge because it also challenges me to up my running game in the areas of stamina and speed. I’m averaging 2.85 miles a day. My original goal was to do 2 miles a day for 60 days and I’m already past that goal.
The way I see it, it’s a win-win game for everyone. The agency gets some donations that they wouldn’t regularly get and I can make people aware of what this agency does for the victim/survivor of sexual assault.
Stay tuned for more on this topic.