Sam's Blog
Read as Sam shares his feelings and experiences while completing the 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Days!
Entry for July 1, 2006
Good morning from Leadville, Colorado!  After months of planning, I'm finally ready to start running.  As I begin what will undoubtedly be a very long journey, I feel extremely encouraged by all of your e-mails and well wishes.  Although I will be the one running the 50 marathons, the support I've received makes me feel as if this is a community effort- that people aren't ready to forget the Katrina victims who still desperately need our help.  I wanted to say "thank you" to everyone who has e-mailed and donated thus far- your support means everything to me.

The crew (Kirsten, Diane, Andres, and me) is firmly together here in Leadville.  I'm feeling a bit under the weather right now with congestion, a sore throat, and a slight fever, but these minor inconveniences certainly won't stop us now!  The weather today is beautiful- a crisp 40 degrees and clear.  Well, the first of my 50 marathons begins at 8:00, so I need to go warm up a bit.  Thanks again for all your support.  I will be updating this blog daily, so please check this website whenever you can.  It's go time!
2006-07-01 13:10:58 GMT
Comments (8 total)
Go Sam, you sure picked a tough course to get it started, but it wouldnt be like you otherwise. Soak it in my friend and let us know how it was. We are all glued to the site. Just Run JG
--Jim G
2006-07-01 18:17:20 GMT
Go Sam! We're pulling for you and looking forward to Aug. 9 in Wilmington. We'll work on publicity next week--TV, newspaper and radio. We're looking forward to hearing from Diane to work out the details of your stay here.
--Love, Hannah and Norm
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2006-07-01 21:24:35 GMT
Hi Sam,
We're glad that you're underway with this amazing endeavor. We will be praying for you tonight that the rest will renew your body.
Blessings, Kathy and Eric
2006-07-02 05:15:59 GMT
Happy Canada Day Sam. You are crazy (like the rest of us!)

--Al Harman
2006-07-02 20:44:31 GMT
Go Sam, We finally got to your website and prayers and good thoughts are being sent your way.
Carolyn, Ross, Kirsten, Dune and Betty too.
2006-07-03 13:40:54 GMT
It was such a pleasure to meet you today in Portland, ME. You are truly an inspirational person.

Diane & Ed,
Congrats on raising such a great son! I'm so glad we got to spend most of the morning together. You will all be in my heart forever!!!!
2006-08-02 22:38:38 GMT
You smell
2006-08-22 02:23:38 GMT
Yah!!! he's right you do smell!

-from the bottom of our hearts norm and linda
2006-08-22 02:26:04 GMT