Friday, April 13, 2007

The Long Run

I'm tired! After running almost 6 miles last night in the 3K3 event, my body is slightly exhausted today. I would guess that some of the other 123 participants of the 3K3 are also tired today but it was well worth the effort for all of us. The 3K3 event raised almost $2,000 for the American Cancer Society. For me, it was one of the highlights of the 50 Days of Service.

Next week the 50 Days of Service ends with our relay run from Des Moines to Forest City on the 19th and 20th of April. It's going to be a fun way to finish out the 50 Days. We are still trying to raise money for our 50 Days charities and I hope that we'll get a lot of our fundraising done after the 50 Days are over. Who knows if we'll ever get up to the $50,000 we have been aiming for? But even if we don't, every penny we get will have been worth our time - we've done our best.

And, in the long run, service is not about money or numbers or awards. It's about getting off the couch and doing something for someone else.

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