Invisible Children Supporter Spotlight
The end of October marked the end of my first full year of donating a dollar per mile run. I got a nice surprise towards the end of the month I received an email from the charity Invisible Children, the charity I selected for the month of July thanking me for my donation and letting me know they like to get to know their supporters. I sent them my story and a few emails later they added a supporter spotlight post to their blog about me. The post was just the motivation that I need to keep pushing on.
“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who
has the most guts.” –Steve Prefontaine. Ambitious doesn’t begin to
describe it. After speaking to Scot DeDeo, a 33-year-old software
engineer from Belmont, Massachusetts, I’m never again going to use the
excuse of being too busy to commit ...
To read the full post go to: http://blog.invisiblechildren.com/2013/11/08/supporter-spotlight-scot-dedeo/
I completed October with 130 miles. Not too bad considering it was on the heels of my 50-miler in September. I also got in 45 miles of cycling which was a nice change of pace. Our charity for October was the Komen foundation in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.
November / Caribbean Trip
November started off with a trip to the Caribbean for my sister-in-law Meryl's wedding. I was able to knock off 30 miles in 80+ degree weather with 80+% humidity. It felt like July. And it was hilly too. Saturday morning I made a full ascent of the 1400' Gorda Peak and lived to tell about it.
As I arrived back in reality this past Tuesday, I quickly learned about the typhoon that hit the Philippines. I decided to do a pre-donation to help out. I am 55 miles into a 150 mile month and will not be missing my numbers.
- The Multisport Maniac