It’s the last day of March, I know I’ve been pretty quite on the Run for Dad updates. Since stating my goal in December, my wife had our second child in January which means I’m helping to take care of our two children and continue to train for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. To be honest, my wife handles way more of the work load and I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without her.
Earlier this year, I quit my downtown gym when I got a new job and was unable to workout during lunch. Now I wake up around 5 AM everyday to cross train or run 6-7 days a week. I’m the guy running all over the South Hills, in a yellow jacket, at 5AM. It hasn’t been a friendly winter to run outside, I’ve really appreciated my new winter running jacket, but we’re almost out of it and I’ve been enjoying the weather being above 20 degrees.
On March 6, 2015, it was three years ago my father passed away from a heart attack. I struggled coming up with the words to say how I felt about it already being three years. My wife and I talked about how we can’t believe it’s already been that long. It feels so much closer. I did post a blog post during the week of the 6th, it was something I found in an old journal. An entry from March 13th which was only a few days after losing both my father and grandfather. I think it represents the two conflicting feelings going on inside of me and the main lesson I learned from those two men. You can find that post HERE.
Run For A Reason
Last week, I completed my first of two 11 mile runs in my training plan. There are a little over four weeks left until the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Currently, #RunForDad fundraiser has raised $915 out of the $2,000 goal. I know we can easily reach this goal with only a few more donors in the next few weeks. All donations need to be completed by May 2, 2015 on Crowdrise.
My Crowdrise Fundraiser link is HERE.
Checks can be made out to the American Heart Association and can be sent to the below address with the note of Corey Keller – PGH Marathon so the American Heart Association can update the Crowdrise page with your donation.
444 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Attn: Corey Keller – PGH Marathon
For every $1 raised in the city of Pittsburgh, $3 comes back to the area in the form of funding. Let’s help the American Heart Association stop the #1 and #3 killers of the people we love.
The original #RunForDad post is the second post on the home page.
I apologize for my obnoxious use of “HERE” but I feel like this current blog layout makes it difficult to recognize hyperlinks. I’ve been meaning to change it but I have kids to take care of. Speaking of kids, I really need to go and make sure our son isn’t trying to detach our dog’s ear from his head.