Robert Browning's poem that made the Athenian herald Pheiddipides famous for his run from Marathon to Athens to tell of the victory over the Persians, is credited for creating the myth, romance and renaissance of the Marathon. The "joy in his blood" was announcing the good news of a battle won. (Of course, ole' Pheiddy dropped dead at the finish line..)
On Sunday, Our team of Marathoners for Malawi Team is also running with great joy and with good news to some children in Malawi. We have raised over $20,000 together as a team. (Our new goal is to get to $26,200 or $1000/mile). With this money the leaders of the Malawi Area Development Project can decide what to do: Keep building their first school, putting in a new well, get medicines for those with HIV/AIDs, give resources to children whose parents have died.
I sure fills me with joy to think about what a group of folks going out for a run on the shores of Lake Michigan can do. Thanks for supporting us. If haven't yet and you still want to, go here. Or here to my own sponsor page. I'll try to blog from Chicago as the race nears.