New York Marathon: Cousin Dan, on the Run
October 30, 2009
I know you love the New York Marathon, because a) it takes place in your front yard, and b) you’ve run the thing, TWICE.
I love it too, mostly because it’s one of those triumph-of-hope-over-reason type athletic things. People aren’t spoze to run 26 miles without stopping for coffee. Or donuts. Or a nice long nap.
Sunday’s the day, folks! Get your knitting ready!
This year, I’ll be watching with extraspecial attention, because among the 40,000 runners will be my superfly cousin Dan Meador (who I’m outing here as a sometime LURKER on the blog despite the fact that he does not even vaguely knit).
He’s running in memory of his wonderful mom, Jan, my aunt, who passed away last year. And he’s running to raise funds for Team Fox for Parkinson’s Research.
It’s the sort of effort that is supertender, and if you knew Dan . . . you’d know how he pretty much epitomizes Good Person.
If you guys are inclined to help Dan in his efforts, the mighty Internet has Dan’s page here for contributions to Team Fox, which is a program of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
And I’d like to point out that Team Fox is one of the deep interests of our super-knittin’ friend Mary Sue–so this is one of those rare opportunities to support an MDK lurker AND a superknitter at the same time.
I’m going to rig up one of those fancy runner-tracking technologies (NYT link), just so I can semi-be there when he comes across the finish line.