Run for the One – A Year Long Run For Her Life – 2014 Run-A-Thon

As I have made it known I, Jeanette, love to run…some days more than others, but when it comes down to it, running is my favorite!

My amazingly crazy running friends had the “great” idea to run 12 1/2 marathons in 2014…well then we were challenged by another runner to do 14 in ’14! So obviously we were like “Heck Yes! That’s a great idea!!” The majority of us ran the full Chosen marathon in October, so we all needed a new challenge…well here it is. Fourteen half marathons in 2014. It’s doable!…Right?!

After Chosen and knowing how much running for a purpose spoke to my heart just running races for no reason really seems…blah. So here’s my thought: A 2014 Run-A-Thon. I will run 183.4 race miles in 2014. Would you sponsor me? $1 a mile( or more 😉 )? Would you consider sponsoring a race or two or maybe the whole season (all 14 races?!) Every dollar raised will bring us one ‘mile’ closer to our sweet girl. For those of you that may not know, we are adopting a little girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We have been matched with a 2 1/2 year old girl who is deaf. We are super excited about this adventure and are so happy to have all of you along for the ride with us!

Here’s a tentative list of the races I’m looking into as of right now: River Rd 1/2 (this one is this Saturday 1/4/13!!) …Natural Bridge Caverns 1/2…Austin 1/2 …Moes Better 1/2…Alamo 1/2…Dallas 1/2…Orange Leaf…Chosen 1/2 …That’s 8 and theres some virtual races that I will look into as well!

This will kick off THIS SATURDAY!! Race #1 is in 3 days!! *What was I thinking?* This will be fun…challenging and some times really really dumb. But I am very excited to challenge myself, my running friends and most of all “Run for the One”.

Here’s how it will work…for now please use the ‘donate’ tab here on the blog or donate via PayPal ( ) and leave a note on which race(s) you would like to sponsor. Whoever sponsors all 14 races will receive their choice of a Tapley Ever After T-shirt. This is a year long fundraisee so we apologize in advance if you tire of hearing about this… 😉 We are so thankful to you all and appreciate your support in all of this!!

I'm ready to run these races as well as this adoption race!

I’m ready to run these races as well as this adoption race!