A Mile or More in My [Running] Shoes

chronicling my continued growth as a runner, my second round of the NYRR 9+1 for gauranteed entry to the 2015 NYC Marathon, my foray into nursing school, and the stuff called life that happens in between...
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Tonight I went to JackRabbit Sports on the Upper West Side to check out the info session they were holding on their NYC Marathon training program. It gave me a lot to think about and I will have a few weeks to decide how I’m going to tackle my training for 26.2. (Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not I think I can do it solo or if doing it with a group will keep me accountable and make me better equipped to go the distance.)

What I found really interesting about tonight’s meeting though, was a guy named Gene who came in to tell us about his new app for iPhone and Android that gets corporate sponsors to donate 10 to 25 cents for every mile run, walked, or biked to a handful of charities. The app is called Charity Miles. Participating charities include: the ASPCA, Habitat for HumanityAchilles International, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and Autism Speaks, just to name a few.

I think it’s a brilliant idea and thought I’d share it in the Tumblr community. I’m excited to use it. I mean, if I can do a training run of 5 miles and donate $1.25 to a charity of my choosing, why wouldn’t I?! Just imagine how much good I’ll be doing once marathon training is in full swing!