We All Run a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes
With just a little over a week until the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, the INK Public Relations running team is laying out the race day wardrobe, making a shopping list for their pre-race dinner and deciding where to have the post-race pint. OK…so maybe that applies to just me. Baby news, injuries and life’s other priorities have dwindled the “running” portion of our team to yours truly. Arguably, everyone ultimately pounds the pavement alone on race day, but it always takes a team of supporters, goals and inspiration to ensure every runner finishes strong. And that will certainly be the case with our running team, come February 14. Even though I may be the only INKer spotted on the marathon course, keep your eyes peeled for my “team mates” at the Blue Dog water stop and along the course cheering everyone on, especially those running for Blue Dog Rescue . And where will I look for inspiration? Of course, to of all the homeless dogs that will find forever homes because of the money raised in the marathon. To that end, INK has committed to match every dollar I secure up to $2,500. So help me out. I want to not only cross the finish line with a smile, but $2,500 richer for the wards of Blue Dog Rescue (you can donate under my name here: http://www.bluedogrescue.com/marathon.htm).
And I would be remiss to not give a special shout out to my original running buddy, the one who got me to lace up my sneakers in the first place and developed my soft spot for the canine kind…the only and only Luckstepper.