I have a learned a lot about my body, running, and life in the last few days. I am 1/3 of the way to finishing my run, and about 1/2 way to my fundraising goal (*hint* please donate *hint*). My crew joined me today, and I am ready to start full force tomorrow.
Here are some lessons that I have learned followed by a small piece on the Partnership2Gether cities that are making this possible.
1. Wear a hat. Before starting this run, the number one goal was to stay as cool as possible. I would buzz cut my hair and feel the heat evaporate away. After a 40 minute run, I would return home, shower, and drink a boat load of water. These last few days, I have learned that the number one goal is water loss prevention. Hence the white fiber-wicking hat. Thanks Brooks Israel.
2. Whenever you don’t feel 100% eat something. Instead of waiting to be hungry or eating at designated times, at the first sign of sluggishness, I pull out an orange, nuts, cereal, or leftover jam from breakfast.
3. Don’t underestimate the morning hours. I get half of my running done before 9 AM.
Onto some partnerships – some of the many – that have helped me thus far. These partnerships have introduced me to amazing people, just like they do to thousands of young Jews each year.
First of all, the Western Galilee/Hungary/Central US partnership helped the run get off to a great start. Of course, the Netivot-Philadelphia partnership not only changed my life over the last 4 months, but they are also hooking us up with Shabbat Dinner! Partnership2Gether Australia/Arava has given us a cabin and is setting us up with a kosher feast this weekend. And last but not least, the Eilat partnership helped put me in contact with the kids in Eilat’s Youth Futures program. And I almost forgot, the director of the Sha’re HaNegev partnership is hosting us for two nights in his wife’s yoga studio. Thanks to them all!
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