This is how it works-
I love to run but there are times when I would rather not. This is when the voices start. Chants, name calling, guilt and reverse psychology is how they get me up and out the door. I don't really mind the voices and have actually started looking forward to their daily calls. Together we have formed a running club that supports, encourages and competes with each other. I love these peeps. They are much more experienced, talented and tougher than I am. Pushing me out the door, through the hard miles and up the monster hills when I am feeling lazy or want to give up. Some people have "real" training partners, coaches and support crews. My team is ALWAYS with me and helps me to keep my eye on the prize and not veer off the track. Sounds crazy- Yeah, probably is.........

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Turn the Trail Pink.... Again.

On October 21, 2012 we will attempt to Turn The Trail Pink at the Dogwood Canyon 50k. I will run the course wearing a pink tutu in support of breast cancer awareness. I am asking (begging) for donations in the amount of $5. For each $5 donation a ribbon will be personalized and attached to the tutu. ALL of the money will go to the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life. 

When this event/fundraiser started two years ago, the original idea was to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It still is but after reflecting on the reasons why I got involved in the FIGHT, I decided it would be better to honor all people touched with ANY form of cancer. Turn The Trail Pink is in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month but will honor all those touched by any type of cancer. All donations are gladly accepted and to show support for breast cancer awareness, EVERY ribbon will be pink. All donations will benefit the Relay For Life. This is a great opportunity to show honor and fight back.
For those that do not know my reasons and would like to know why I have dedicated myself to this mission here -----> The Evolution of a Running Mug

This event has become a favorite of mine and I have run pretty consistent here, placing 5th overall the past two years. This year the goal has changed slightly. I still plan to run hard and try to finish with a respectable time on this challenging course but I will hit the starting line two weeks removed from the Arkansas Traveller 100 miler. To say that I will be at 100% would be a lie. To sit out because I'm less than 100% would be an excuse. The plan will be to run hard, smile and make a difference. With your support- this is a very achievable goal. 

The donations are the ideal scenario but, as always, not required and any name received will be honored. I feel it is necessary to ask because it is so important but I understand that money can be tight at times and it is fine if you can't donate. You can still participate. You should still send the names of those you want to honor. DO NOT let finances keep you away from this. There are other ways to help and support the FIGHT. I urge you to get involved with this event and others like it. We all have something to offer.

If you do choose to donate, you can do so by one of the following options.....
Through my Relay for Life page-

Via Pay Pal
 Or send a check or cash to;

David Murphy
212 Murphy Lane
Wasola, MO

Make checks payable to the American Cancer Society. Contact me by email at for questions or to send names. Remember to ask your employer about matching contributions. Tell your friends at the local watering hole and see if they will help. Share this blog with others and spread the word. TOGETHER we can make it happen.

Thanks to those that have supported my Big/Dumb stunts, without you NOTHING happens.

‎~There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.~

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