Big thanks to everyone who donated last week! Only 1 week, and I am almost 1/4 of the way there!
This is a big goal, and it means that I will be spending increasingly more time away from my friends to prepare for it. Training with TFK helps a lot. If I had gotten in through the marathon lottery, I'd be training on my own right now. The long runs would start to get really lonely, I'd have to try and figure out my pacing and nutrition on my own, and I'd have no one to help me look at the big picture and decide what I needed to focus on from week to week to make it through this thing injury free and finish as strongly as I possibly can. Asking my friends and family for donations at a time when money is tight is a challenge, but what it is providing me is just so huge. I'm so grateful for any generosity you can offer.
So look at it as the drinks you would have bought me on a night I was training at the track, or the brunch we would have had on a Saturday I had a 17 mile run to get through. Sally Struthers it out, and think of it as giving me a dollar a day for less than a month, 50 cents a day for less than two months, 5 dollars a month until marathon day. Even just a single 5 dollar donation is very much appreciated.
Thanks again for donating, thanks to those who are donating in the future, and thanks to everyone for the moral support as well. Actually, really big thanks just for reading this thing. I didn't think people would be interested in hearing about my training, but I've been getting great feedback, so expect more to come!
One more thing; most people seem to prefer using the official TFK donation page. I totally get that, and it makes things easier for me, so hooray! If anyone would still like to just use paypal, email me and I will send you the link to my paypal account. I'll send you verification when I transfer the money to TFK. At some point, Nixta might actually put my paypal info up here for me, but until then...email!