As we say goodbye to 2011, and welcome in 2012, I think back to the whirlwind that happened over the past year. As most of you know, 2011 pretty much was a very rough year for me. I experienced some highs, and some very bad lows. During 2011, I took on the challenge of raising money for various charities, to include the American Heart Association and the Dana Farber Cancer Research foundation. One exceeded my goal, the other fell short. The hardest part of 2011 is the fact I lost both my parents just 6-months apart. I don't care how old you are, losing your parents is never easy.
One extremely great benefit of 2011 is my wife and I have become running partners. She is an awesome partner all the way around. She tells me she took up running to spend time with me. And by God, I'm going to take advantage of that. We have many friends who just hate to run together as couples. I, on the otherhand, love it. She took on the St Jude 5K and loved it. I think it was pretty dang awesome. She did an amazing job and wants to better her time next year. Love her dedication. Even though she's not "competitive"! LOL! Don't ever let her tell you that. :) She's an amazing woman who has been a huge supporter for me. She has been to every marathon I have run. She's a huge part of my motivation. She has kept me going throughout the losses I have endured over the last year.
Well, here we are in 2012. The very first day of it to be exact. Currently I am training for the Little Rock marathon in March. This will be my 12 marathon, as I chase the 50 marathon goal. I continue to run for charity. I want to help out some way. I can't always help out in a monetary way, personally but, I can use my legs to raise money to help. So, with that neon said, Little Rock, MidSouth and St Jude are confirmed races for 2012. Additional races as money dictates. And in case you're wondering, I started 2012 off with my own personal Mucka half marathon. Come joine in my quest to run. My other goal is to run at least a mile every day for a year or more. Come get some!!