Friday, August 18, 2006

52 marathons!

 Good morning everyone!
I feel so good and getting back to moving!
I have decided to run the Vermont 50 on Sept. 24th and then a 24 hour run in Texas in Nov.
It is so important to find new goals so we don't sink into feeling like staying in bed:):)
Below is from my friend Dane.
Check out what he is doing! Yet another wonderful soul doing something to help make the world a better place to live.
Go Dane!!!
Have a great day
ps..going on a 5 hour hike with my brother Mike today who is here visiting from Chicago..cant wait!

What is Fiddy2?

is Dane Rauschenberg's quest to run 52 marathons in 2006 (one every weekend without fail no matter where it takes him), with all the proceeds that he raises going to the organization L'Arche-Mobile.

(As all expenses are paid by Dane, he is
ALWAYS looking for sponsorship, accomodations, or donations to help defray his costs or to assist L'Arche Mobile.)

And if that isn't enough, Dane will continue to work at his present occupation during the week and attempt to run every marathon in 2006 under 4 hours!  With 32 Marathons down, he is well on his way!
Who is Dane Rauschenberg?

Dane Rauschenberg, a Penn State Alumnus and member of the Phi Alpha Delta fraternity, currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and is a member of the Washington Running Club.  A relative novice to long-distance running, Dane began tackling marathons in law school to lose excess college weight and considers himself to be just "an average runner who happens to be extremely stubborn".  His personal best for a marathon was run at the Marine Corps Marathon, October 30th, 2005 with a time of 3:07:25.

What is L'Arche Mobile?

Located in Mobile, Alabama,  L'Arche Mobile is one of the many L'Arche communities worldwide L'Arche is an international federation of communities in which people with a mental handicap and those who help them can live, work, and share their lives together.  Click on the picture below to learn more about L'Arche Mobile or the highlighted text above to learn about the history of L'Arche itself.
Because of his endeavor, Dane has been asked to be an official spokesperson for:

                          Ripley's homepage
                           Click on the logo to go to Ripley's webpage!

While Dane will appear in the 2007 edition of Ripley's BION book for Fiddy2, Ripley's newest book: Expect...the Unexpected will be in stores 08.01.06.

Also, the Dear Mr. Ripley Contest (wherein everyday people can write to Ripley's and tell them why they should be in the next Ripley's BION book) begins on 07.05.06. (Official entry forms and contest rules can be found by clicking the link above or going directly to

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