Berlin Marathon - Final Days

I got my number today. Only 19 days to go, it’s getting serious. I’ve been training as best as I can, and have so far avoided any major injuries. I also hope to avoid bike crashes before Sept. 16.
I ran 30 kilometers yesterday. It was a slog toward the end and I didn’t run further because of the injury-risk, but I’m grateful that I can walk today. Maybe I’m learning from bitter experience. I’ll do one more long run before the 42.2K of the Berlin Marathon.
This is all for MSF in Syria. I sure as hell wouldn’t be doing it otherwise. I’ve run 1,069K this year so far – in temperatures between minus 12 and plus 35 Celsius – in Madrid, England, in the Alps, Pyrenees, Massif Central, country roads of home and mean streets of Berlin. Of course I’m not finished yet.
I’ve been taking magnesium 500 tablets, Gelenk 1200 tablets, eating chia seeds like there’s no tomorrow, and have supports for both knees to keep injury away.
We’ve raised €805.34 so far. I hope we can raise more. I’m going to have at least 12 sponsors’ names on my back, but there’s still plenty of room for more!

Here are some good reasons to make a donation:
1 – You’ll have your name on my back on Sept. 16. (Closing date for this is Sept. 7, as I need to get the t-shirt printed.)
2 – I’ll buy a pint for everyone who donates at the after-marathon party. Free beer! :)
3 – Most importantly, you’ll be helping save life and limb in Syria. It’s not in the news anymore because people stopped caring a long time ago, but the atrocities continue and you can find details if you look. The UN is warning Idlib could yet become “a humanitarian emergency at a scale not yet seen” in the seven-year war. It’s still going on.

The deal is I run the Berlin Marathon, you pay me for doing so, I give every cent to MSF, and they use that to save lives in Syria. It’s win-win. It’ll probably annoy Nazis too, so it’s win-win-win. Please help!


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