Sunday, July 31, 2011

Opening New Doors - Catskill 155

Anita - A Pillar of Strength
Running ultras has changed my life.  By pushing myself beyond all perceived limits I now enjoy a perspective that so much is possible.  That is why I continue to push, often suffering a little for those who suffer a lot to raise money for cancer research.  I began fundraising to support my friend Anita who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2003.  Although MM has no cure, Anita is thankfully still with us today because of the research funded by The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

During each of the past 4 years I have taken my running to new levels and am proud to say, thanks to the support of so many people we have now raised nearly $68,000 to fund research for treatment and finding a cure for cancer.  In just 11 days I hope to once again open new doors and raise lots of money as I attempt to run 155 miles in less than 2 days.  I am calling this adventure The Catskill 155 for MMRF.  Each hundred miler has been different, but I expect running 155 miles non stop will be beyond the wildest of imaginations.  This will be by far the most difficult challenge I have ever taken on and I am so thankful for all the support.

If you would like to support this cause please go to my Facebook Page and Like It or go to my Fundraising Page and Donate.  Together we can find a cure.

Peace

3 comments:

  1. Eric, good luck out there and may the running gods be with you. Are you going to have a run/walk plan? What are you going to do differently on this vs your 100s?

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  2. Thanks Will. The crew and I are all getting very excited. Still working out the specific run walk plan but yes. The main difference will be my pace (much slower of course). My last 100 I went out with a 9 hr first 50. This time between 11 and 12 hrs with an overall goal of 40-45hrs. I think the biggest issue besides all road is the unknown. I have no idea what to expect beyond 100 and beyond 30 hours, so we will see what happens when we open that door:) Peace

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