Our planet's in big trouble and I want to do something about it, one step at a time. Avoiding the worst of the climate crisis won't be easy, so I'm taking lots of steps....26.2 miles worth. I'm running the Los Angeles Marathon on March 18 to raise money for Food & Water Action's campaign to move Off Fossil Fuels Now!
And because a marathon is 26.2 miles, I'm attempting to raise $2620. I hope you will consider supporting me.
Why running? If you had told me three years ago I was going to run a marathon I'd have thought you were nuts. I hadn't run at all since high school. But then my kids started cross country in 6th grade, and I couldn't let those little guys be faster than me, so I started running (I'm still faster than them but they're getting close).
Training for this marathon is a lot of work! Most of my runs start around 5:00-5:30 am. I get these in before the family wakes up. It is really peaceful out and gives me a chance to think about the day ahead. I run 5 days a week and I think my training will peak around 45 miles/week.
Running may sound like a lot of work, but the real work that needs to be done is in moving us off fossil fuels. I've been blessed to work at Food & Water Watch for nearly 10 years. During that time, our incredible team has banned fracking in New York, Maryland, and communities across the country, stopped pipelines and export facilities, and blocked some reall terrible industry backed bills.
This year our politcal arm - Food & Water Action - is working to elect climate champions at the state and federal level - people who will not only go toe to toe with Trump and climate deniers, bold also push for bold solutions that will actually address the problem.
We only have a limited amount of time to prevent the worst impcats of climate change - and many are already happening. What is the world going to be like when my kids Steven and Max and their friends are adults, let alone their children and future generations? I worry about this every day - and it's why I work at Food & Water Action and why I'm using this marathon to raise money to support this work. I hope you'll join me!