Sometimes, I can’t even believe it myself. Like a dream. I mean, I ran 3,142 miles, from the dirty ol’ East River in Manhattan, NY, to the beautiful Bay of San Francisco, CA.
Earlier this year Live for a Living engaged with Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, working with animals can be more rewarding. Managing their social media has been a lot of fun. But, I had no idea how much I was going to learn about animals, particularly animal cruelty, and the importance of having “retirement homes” for lions, and tigers, and leopards, oh my!
Earlier this year I set out a few goals for the year. One of which was to complete my first ultramarathon. Being in a new relationship with an ultrarunner, I felt it extremely necessary to determine whether or not I really do hate running. Since I have completed a couple half marathons this year, I felt ready to kick it up a notch. Christian had been invited back to the BVI to run Tortola Torture and stay with the race director and his wife. Since I was going to be going with him I felt it was a great opportunity for me to complete my first ultra.
Lastly, driving to the airport I was filled with visions of the kid who came up to the desk I was sitting on, and just plopped down right next to me without saying a single word. After I finished my answer to another student, I looked at him and said, "well, hello, what's up?"
"I just like you," he said.
Everyone told me, "no one will care Christian, we are always getting hit up for this stuff." - But I didn't listen, and as of today, people have donated $1,095 in support of my efforts, but I am hoping that we can get to $3000 before I run. It's the least we can do for the brave souls that fight for our freedom day in and day out, you know?