Done any good deeds lately?
Remember how my sister ran the Honolulu Marathon last year? It turns out that Katie Krawcyzk, a good friend of my cousin Jenny (who you’ll recognize as a frequent commenter here), is running it this year to raise money for AIDS services. She’s got another reason though: she’s doing it to get her Dad to quit smoking. I really liked this bit from her training page:
I have chosen to run a marathon to show him that overcoming most of life’s hardest battles (such as quitting smoking) is an issue ofÂ determination and mind over matter – you canÂ achieveÂ anything, no matter how much you mayÂ resist, or how much you struggle to get through it. Even if you never wanted to do such a feat for yourself in the first place, you do itÂ for those you love because they want you to, and they need you to; you do it to make yourself healthy so you can make the most of the one life you’re given. Through this marathon, we raise money for those living with AIDS in order to prolong their lives as much as possible until we find a cure. For me, I am not only hoping to help save their lives, but I’m also hoping to save one more.
That’s awesome. Please consider donating a few bucks if you have any to spare. (And Dad, are you listening? Say the word and I’ll start training.)