Thursday, February 11, 2010

National Marathon Needs Your Help

Hey All! Thanks for leaving me so many thoughtful comments in my last series of posts. I think I may or may not have slightly indulged on my own feelings of guilt following the missed diagnosis. Well, I'm happy to report that Brenda has since checked into a residential treatment facility for ED and is on her way to recovery. Yay!

It's been a while since I've actually used this running blog to talk about running so I'm planning to update you all on the status of my marathon training. Look out for that in the next day or two.

In the meantime, I was made aware by a friend this morning that the National Marathon which is taking place in our nation's capital on March 20, 2010 is in desperate need of volunteers. They are a few thousand short! Wow...think about all the people that suffered and trained through the depths of this unforgiving winter. What would happen if they can't hold this race? Wouldn't that be so so horrible? As fellow half-marathon and marathon runners, I don't think we should let that happen. So if you are in the local area of Washington DC and have a free Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, please consider helping out! I know the runners will be so very grateful! I'm not running this event but I'm planning to travel down and help out (as long as I can rearrange my weekend hospital coverage responsibilities!) So even if no one there thanks you personally, I'll come by, say hi, and give you my autograph if you have something for me to sign. Haha! Who knows, if enough people show, I might lead a group run around the city.

The list of volunteer times and responsibilities is here. Please sign up if you can. If you can't, ask a friend who can. Then drop me a line in the comments and let me know so I can thank you more personally...maybe even with a gift? We'll see, we'll see!

Hope you all are having a fine week. I'll be back with an update soon!

7 comments:

Jen said...

I'll check out that race and see if I can volunteer. Thanks for alerting me to it.

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majorcane said...

I have quite a few friends in that area - Shared it on my Facebook page.

Jocelyn said...

If I lived there I would totally volunteer!

Julie said...

Hi Lam,
Unfortunately, I will not be in the DC area that weekend. I think volunteering would be fun and kind of rewarding:) I hope that you have a great weekend Lam!!

marathonmaiden said...

that's terrible that not many people are volunteering. if i was in the area i'd do it in a heartbeat (although i'd likely be tempted to run the darn thing haha)

J said...

Glad Brenda checked into a treatment place. My cousin, a male, has an eating disorder but he has been refusing treatment. My aunt doesnt want to alienate him so she doesnt really make him do stuff..just taking it slow to get him mentally on track but its hard to watch because he really does need to go to a place so he can be helped. He is super skinny and looks like a skeleton.

ESH said...

You inspired me: I signed up to volunteer friday and saturday! I was already planning on spectating but thought of how spectacular volunteers have been for my past races and I obviously want the nat'l marathoners to feel the same way! Thanks for the heads up! I am trying to recruit some peeps to join me too...

 
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