Ten Days Left

“People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But I don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life—and for me, for writing as well. I believe many runners would agree.”
― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

My son, Lee running along the West Bank Levee Trail, Algiers Point, New Orleans

Lee’s Fundraiser

I wrote about this two months ago – but now there are only ten days left.

My son Lee is raising money for charity to run in the New York City Marathon. A good friend has made some short films to illustrate what he’s doing – the best way to watch them are on Lee’s Instagram:

Here’s the longest one, that explains what he is doing (watch it, it’s fun)

(during the interview part – see if you can spot his Zulu Coconuts on the wall)

Here’s a shorter one, talking about the Walt Disney World Marathon

and here’s a music video

I know money is so short right now, but it you have anything to spare, consider going to Lee’s fundraiser and contributing a little. It’s for at least two good causes.

Lee’s Fundraiser

New York City Marathon

A Message From Lee

5 years ago, when I committed to running a marathon in all 50 states, I knew that the New York City Marathon would be a jewel to stand out among the rest. To my dismay, I learned that it’s one of the most selective races in the world with less than 3% admitted via the lottery. After 5 years of lottery denials, I’ve finally found a partner with whom to run the marathon with: the Gladney Center for Adoption!

Now, we need YOUR help to run the New York City Marathon together! I am targeted with raising $3k for Gladney by October 15th, 2021 and any donation from you will help us run for miles!

My son is working on raising money for a worthy charity and will run in the New York City Marathon. A good friend of his made the video for him – Isn’t it cool!?

Here’s the link to his fundraiser:

Help Lee run NYC Marathon with Gladney!

Times are tough for everybody, but if you can spare a dime, think about donating. Every bit helps.

Lee’s Instagram

Lee near the finish of the eight mile course. Mardi Gras shirt and Tulane Boxers – worn on the outside.
Running up that hill at the end.