Even though I just hit the $4,000 mark on Friday night, I received a huge donation from “a friend of Rags” on Sunday, pushing me up and over the $5,000 fundraising minimum (meaning my credit card won’t be charged!).
I’ve actually received four donations in memory of Rags, and I can’t even begin to tell you guys what that means. No, he didn’t have cancer, and although training for the marathon meant time away from him, I believe this journey has made me a better, stronger person. 6 months ago, I don’t know that I would’ve been strong enough to make the decision to let him go. He taught me so much about myself, as has working toward my goal of completing 26.2 miles, and you can bet I will be thinking of him a lot on April 17.
I am now halfway to my $10,000 goal with just over a month until Marathon Monday!