My first Run For The Critters was inspired by grief and gratitude. When my mother passed away in February 2010 after a long slow "dwindling," I worked out my feelings of loss by running on our country roads. As I was out running one morning, a month or so after mom passed away, I was suddenly bowled over by a strong sense of gratitude. I was grateful that I could still run at my age, that I could run in such beautiful countryside, I felt grateful for so many things. I wanted to give back somehow. Then an idea hit me: I'd run for the critters. I could set a goal of running a six-mile race while raising money for animal charity! That is exactly what I did. In September 2010 I raced in the George Coope Memorial Road Race Run Adams MA. I won 2nd place in my class, and raised $1500 for animal charity!
Picking up my number pre-race.
Fieldhaven Feline Rescue and Old Dog Haven
Now, off to train for Run For The Critters Four!