I am sure there are many things going on in the world today. All I can think of is that start line tomorrow morning, around 8:10, on Sackville Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For the first time, it’s a start line that has nothing to do with agility. I will be completely alone, no Shiva by my side to make people laugh and hide my mistakes.
Amazingly, I have reached my goal of $500 for the Nova Scotia SPCA. (Check out the thermometer!Oh how it glitters!) That alone makes any injury I may sustain worthwhile. I’ve never fundraised for a personal event like this before and never expected success. It’s all thanks to the support of friends, family, and my fellow blogging animal lovers. Seriously. I can’t thank you enough. It means so much to me personally that you would donate your hard-earned money for the animals of Nova Scotia.
I don’t want to get all mushy, but a very special thanks goes to Pamela of Something Wagging This Way Comes for spreading the word on her blog and Facebook page. Your encouragement has touched me more than I could ever articulate.
I also want to publicly thank my PH who not only put up with my whining during my ankle problems, but supported the crazy venture wholeheartedly. He even set up a little donation station on his desk at work and gathered $125 from his co-workers for the cause.
Thanks go to everyone who donated and who sent out words of cheer. No matter how fast I am tomorrow, or if I end up hobbling across the finish line, knowing you are rooting me on makes all the difference.
Pet-lovers of the blogosphere, this run’s for you.