Fundraising news and thunder storms!
Well, I can’t believe it. I have one more day of normal running tomorrow, 32 miles to finish in Ajaccio, then I will take a day off, and then try and knock off the last stage, 90 miles, as one 24 hour ultra marathon. Excited and nervous but mostly this all feels surreal. Did all of it really just happen?
I just found out that a very special donor has stepped up to match all donations up to $7500 total through to the end of August. We are just 15,000$ short of the $150k goal, so I say let’s make it happen in the next week! Alex and I are scheming something very cool film-wise to thank last – minute donors – stay tuned for more info tomorrow! And in the meantime if you wish to donate you can do so at WWW.zoegoesrunning.com. Thank you!
And last but not least, the weather finally broke today! It broke into dozens of mountain thunder storms! I started off OK but had to jump in the car during a particularly violent patch, and we waited it out for a good 40 minutes. I almost asked Alex if we could drive ahead and I would run the stage backwards, just so I could be out of the mountains for the storms, but he persuaded me to at least give it one more try. Im very happy I did, because it turned out to be an incredible run with just a few more lightning bolts but nothing serious. In the past I’ve had too many close calls with lightning to reasonably feel very comfortable running under it now, so I am glad I had Alex there to give me a confidence boost :-)