Tuesday, May 14, 2013

3 1/2 hours - Join me during my half marathon!

On May 19th I will run my first half marathon. That's 13.1 miles. I am doing this to raise money for Urban Peak, the non-profit I work for that serves youth experiencing homelessness.

On my first training run about two months ago I could barely run one mile. At 2.5 miles I could barely breathe.

I kept going. I listened to many on my life who are runners, and I kept my eyes on the prize.

As one who constantly tries to be a voiceless, I would do anything to shine light on the things in the world that I fight against or want to support.

I think that I will be able to finish this half marathon in 3 1/2 hours, maybe a little less. The race begins on Sunday, May 19th at 7:00am Mountain Standard Time.

I will be running from 7:00am - approximately 10:30am.

During this time, will you do me a favor? Will you send me positive vibes? Will you send me some love? Will you think of me and send me a great big smile?

And when you are done with that, will you think of what you can do to make this world a better place for all living beings?

It doesn't have to be a half marathon. It could be a letter, a phone call or a volunteer shift. It could be wearing a t shirt, going to a potluck or posting something on your Facebook page.

It could be simply spreading kindness.

We have so much power to be a voice for the voiceless. We have so much power to speak out against hate, animal cruelty, rape, racism, speciesism, torture, and list goes on and on.

Will you join me? Honestly, I need all of the support I can to finish this thing.

Thank you!

Love, Dan


  1. That's quite the typo in your first line. Half marathons are 13.1 miles, not 31.1. :-)

    I ran the full LA Marathon on 17 March raising funds for Farm Sanctuary. Only had 15 weeks of training and never really ran before that, though always an active guy. Went vegan 38 years ago.

    Looking forward to your post-run pics!

    1. Thanks Billy! That is awesome about your marathon! This is our first too and we are running to raise money for Urban Peak, the agency I work for. We are stoked!

  2. You'll do great! I'm running my second 1/2 marathon on June 8th, in CA. My secret is to train in Taos at 7,000 ft, and race at sea level! ;o) Makes it soooo much easier. Cheering you on from here, and looking forward to Portland!!!

  3. Best of luck! You will do amazing and I will definitely sending positive vibes your way.