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My Marine Corps Marathon

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On October 25th, the United States Marine Corps hosted their annual marathon in the nation's capital. This 26.2 mile journey through the streets and past the historical sites and monuments was a thrill. The 4:45 am wake-up call was not.
Safe Kids 009.JPG
On October 25th, the United States Marine Corps hosted their annual marathon in the nation's capital. This 26.2 mile journey through the streets and past the historical sites and monuments was a thrill. The 4:45 am wake-up call was not. Earlier this year, I had submitted an application to FedEx to run on behalf of Safe Kids Worldwide. My story focused on the recent death of my brother, Philip, and on the need to protect of our most precious assets, our children. I mentioned that running 26.2 miles was a good start.

Running for Safer Streets

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I am not a runner. Never have been, never will be. Despite this fact, I continue to engage in the sport and deceive myself into believing it's a good way to improve my health. Every time I jog over the Brooklyn Bridge or run through Prospect Park, I see "fast people." These are the "real" runners - I am just getting exercise.