On May 4th, 2014, all over the world, people will be running for those who can’t. On this day the world will run as one.
The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen or undertaken in either running or any other sporting field. Why? Because it is a truly global adventure, encompassing up to forty locations, in which everyone runs at the very same time all over the world!
100% of the proceeds from the event will go to the Wings for Life foundation, which funds research into curing spinal cord injury. The run will unite athletes around the world, in one race running for those who can’t!
While we’ll be sad to miss the Safari Park Half Marathon this year, I’ll be looking forward to running in honor of my cousin Kelly, who was in an accident 10 years ago and now plays wheelchair basketball for the Phoenix Suns. Our whole family is very athletic (although it took me a while to catch up), so instead of sitting on the sidelines, he’s wrecking people on the basketball court, laughing with the referees and pumping up his team. Kelly hasn’t allowed his accident to shake his spirit, and he has an energy that is totally contagious; we should all take a lesson from him.
We’ve decided to run 16k in the Wings for Life World Run in Santa Clarita, which is the equivalent of about 10 miles. – EDIT: After realizing this event starts at 10am UTC, which is 3am PT, we’ve shortened this to 6.4k (4 miles). That’s long enough at 3 in the morning, and Kelly will forgive me…
While I’ll admit I’ve taken a nice long break from distance running after the marathon, it’s time to get back in the game. I’m ready to start training again and I think a 10 miler is a great place to start! We’ve also signed up for the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in June (our first Rock ‘n Roll event!).
Now I don’t always drink Red Bull, but when I do, I prefer Sugar-Free.
Wish me luck, cuz!