65 Miles in Support of WYSU.
Dear WYSU Member, Underwriter, or Sponsor:
On Monday, I started in the dark and finished in the dark as I walked and ran 65 miles for WYSU, and for myself, on the beautiful Greater Allegheny Passage bike and hike trail that goes from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. It was the perfect place to do such a thing.
As someone who has run a fair number of races over 50 miles, I was fairly confident I would have no more than the usual challenges to finish this one, at least until I started having hamstring issues that pretty much prevented me from running at all the past six weeks. So on Monday, I started the run not knowing how it would go, if I could even run at all, and with all sorts of pressure I had put on myself to do it to encourage support for the public radio station I love and have worked for for almost 32 years. I am happy to say that with the help of my massage therapist wife Sue; massage therapist friend Kristina; ultra-running friend Dan, who ran the whole thing with me; and ultra-running friend Suzanne, who supported us magnificently during the run and ran 18 miles with us, I made it through. I fast walked a fair amount, but I added more and more running segments throughout the day, and finished fairly strong, although I don't think I had another mile left in me. You can see a few photos taken during and after the run in this web article.
I can't really say what a 65-mile run has to do with WYSU other than that it represents my commitment to local public radio, and that I hope it encourages the support and commitment of all our listeners. WYSU is a community treasure that I just happen to be a steward of at this point in time, something I take very seriously. I hope that you too will help protect its present, and its future.
If you have already contributed this fall, thank you very much for your generous support.
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Thank you so much for your ongoing support!