Team training to stop animal abuse

Hi, Friends. 

I've been into endurance running since 2008, have raced 4 marathons, one 50K ultramarathon, and various other distances from 5K to 25K.  In addition to running, I'm passionate about animal welfare, clean nutrition, environmental responsibility, yoga and meditation.  The combination of these passions led me to embrace the vegetarian lifestyle near the end of 2009.  Since then, I feel better than ever physically, and I feel that my life choices are in better harmony with my values.

In 2013, instead of just running for myself, I want to run for a good cause.  I heard about PETA Pack around the end of last year's race season, and decided to join up and run a half marathon "for the animals" this year.  PETA fights animal abuse through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal-rescue efforts, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. 

Funds raised by PETA Pack runners benefit PETA's Investigations & Rescue Fund, and help respond to hundreds of cruelty-to-animals calls each week, provide neglected "backyard dogs" with sturdy doghouses, and enables undercover investigators to expose the hidden cruelty behind the closed doors of slaughterhouses, circuses, and more.

My goals are to raise $500 for PETA Pack by October 10th, and to race the Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon on Saturday November 9th in Port Arthur Texas, on Pleasure Island.  This race is notable for the challenge of climbing a bridge 5,032 feet in length and 138 feet above the Sabine-Neches Canal, once on the way out, and again on the way back.  I'd be proud to have you support me in this effort by helping support my cause.