The world lost an incredible mother, wife, daughter, friend, attorney, underprivileged advocate, and community member suddenly and unexpectedly on October 16, 2013. In honor of my late wife, Holli Wallace, I am training for the Hallucination 100 mile trail run and raising money for the Children's Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Off and running (and donating)

It's actually a bit strange to be blogging again after taking a year off.  I am very proud to note that Team Single Step has already collected $510 thanks to generous donations by my mom and dad, Denise, Aunt Edith, Simon and Sally, Sandi and Andre.  We are already the team with the most donations collected so far!  I've decided to purchase the domain name for and will be redirecting it shortly so that it is easier for people to make donations.

I don't have much to say about running.  I did a 25 mile run on Saturday to burn off the excess turkey consumption.  I've mostly been putting in a few 5 milers and 10 milers here and there with no clear training plan.  I confess that I've been more focused on the Western States 100 lottery that is being held on Saturday since this will largely dictate my running in 2011 (I ran the Fall Classic 50 in October as a qualification run.)  For those of you who aren't familiar with the race, it is probably the most famous 100 mile race in the country and, due to its mountain terrain and remoteness, it has a reputation as one of the toughest.  They use a lottery system since it is so popular and space is limited.  Just over 1600 people have applied, which means I only have around a 20% chance of getting in.  Keep your fingers crossed.

On a side note, does anyone have any ideas for T-shirt designs?  I really like the link between the team name and the Confucious quote so perhaps something Chinese.  I, unfortunately, lack any reasonable artistic skill, but I would be happy to send a free shirt to anyone who can come up with a good design.

Monday, November 15, 2010

My blog is active again!

I'm back and this time I'm preparing to run the 12 hour Relay for Life event at Saginaw Valley State University on April 8th to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  I'll make more updates to the blog as I gear up fundraising efforts.  However, the first step is that I need a team name.  Any ideas?  Please post them in the comments section!