Sometimes, I'm selfish.
My approach to 99% of my athletic events is one of personal intensity, competitive aggression, and all-out performance. Even if I know I have little chance of winning, I will drill myself into the ground trying.
Making it about Marines
For the first time, ever, I am running for a higher purpose. Through both my short career and event participation with GORUCK, I became close to a number of Special Forces Veterans and active-duty heroes, some of whom are Marines. My ex-colleague "Big Daddy" John Croft, GORUCK Cadre, "JC," "quadzilla" and GRT friends, Justin Johnson, and "Evil Ed" Ed Bse stand out as some of the men who inspire me on the regular. There are more, of course, but these guys touched me early and often.
On October 30, 2016, I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC in support of Aid for Wounded Warriors. They offer programs like service dogs for disabled vets (my fav), financial support for long-term care of Veterans, and Therapeutic services designed to improve the lives of our servicemen and women as they assimilate back into everyday culture.
Will You Support Me?
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?
If you are willing to support me, I am grateful for anything. I truly am.
Thank you for reading, and potentially supporting me.