This week’s blog is a day late as I’ve been making tracks all across South Africa. Started Monday morning in Mpumalanga, out to Nelspruit, shuttle to Johannesburg airport, flight to Port Elizabeth, and then a drive out to the coast. All worth it though, as I woke to pods of dolphins frolicking in the ocean and a satisfying beach run along the Indian Ocean (see previous).

I’m also heartened to see the fundraising going extremely well. Please consider helping out through the Crowdrise link below — your money goes a long way in South Africa and doesn’t get absorbed into administrative costs like some other bigger charities.

Why I’m Running:

I want to raise enough money to sponsor two promising African ladies: Elaine and Mandisa.  It costs $80 so sponsor Mandisa for one month of Imagine Scholar costs — this amount pays for her transport, healthy food in class, school supplies, and many other things. For Elaine, it’s $78. Lump those two together and you get $156/month. Multiply that out my 12 months and you get a very achievable fundraising goal: $1,896. Please donate at my Crowdrise page here:

http://www.crowdrise.com/runandyrun

Weekly Statistics:

Miles run: 20.09 (163.43 total)

Average speed this week: 5.6 MPH

Calories burned: 2,956 (23,384 total)

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