Thursday, January 31, 2008

Anyone up for a Dedication Run?


Would any of you like to dedicate your run this Saturday to the Prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley? For those of you who don't know who he is, he is a great man of faith, love and tolerance for all mankind. He has been the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for the past 13 years. Please run a few miles for him, even if you didn't know and love him...he was a great man. I thought that maybe we could run a combined 97 miles to celebrate his 97 wonderful years on this earth. I can do 5...What can you do? I'm up for any suggestions on how we can celebrate his life this Saturday! Don't forget to pass it on to your friends too. This could be great!

101 comments:

M&M said...

I am in!! What a great idea. I will be running 16. (Hopefully!)

Suzie Petunia said...

16 for me, too.

SeanandJess said...

I would love too but my sister-n-law is getting married bright early on Saturday and we'll be wrapped up with wedding stuff the whole day--but I'll definitely think about you all running while I'm at the temple.

Jen said...

I'm in in in! Count on 7 from me.

Ang said...

I'm in for 14! (This will be the most I've ever run at one time! Pretty much every sat. from here on out is!)

I think our count on miles is 53!

Great idea Erin! I love you. (We're related, I can say that!)

amypete said...

3 of us out here in Michigan are running 9 for our marathon training. I love this idea of 97 for President Hinckley. Add our miles in if you need them. (All Polliwog's friends)

Jen said...

Hey Erin,

Are you here in SLC locally? I am a reporter for KUTV 2, and I am doing a story on Hinckley tributes tonight and would lo-lo-love to include this fun idea into my story. Could you please get back to me asap? I'm under a deadline. Or any mommies who are here locally who are planning to dedicate their runs-- please let me know! Thanks! Jen from WRFDJ, 801-973-3070, jstagg@kutv2.com

kristi said...

Out in D.C. i will 6! yea.
i will put it on my blog.

denise said...

I am new to running - really new! I can barely run/walk 3 miles without wanting to die. I'm not sure how many miles I could commit to. I want to stretch myself but not sure how much I could physically do. So here is my plan...I am going to download Pres. Hinckley's talks from April & Oct 2007 conferences onto my i pod & I will push myself through those talks. Not sure what the mileage will be - I will post results after the run.

Mamma Letty said...

I'm in too...I found this from Kristi's blog. I will teach 1-45min spinning class and run 8 miles!
I will be running after his funeral so that I will have a bundle of memories to take on my stroll.
I love this challenge! Thanks for giving me a outlet to place all of my warm fuzzy thoughts of a truly inspiring man.

Mel said...

Great idea... I'm in for 7.

Autumn said...

I'm like the above poster~I'm new to running but my husband & I have been running so I'm putting him in for 3 & I'll say me 2~so 5 from Texas!

Thanks for the challenage!

Kari Lynne said...

I just starting walking again this morning after slacking since Dec. 1st. Thanks for the inspiration. Put me down for 3 miles. I think President Hinckley would be very proud of all of us for doing this.

Charity said...

All the way from Alaska....can't run outside, it's below zero, but I will hop on treadmill and run at least 6...
Thanks for the inspiration

My name is Andrea said...

I'm a new runner-after-taking-a-3 year break...I'm here in Texas and will shoot for 3, but will go as far as I can!

Brandon & Amber Peterson said...

I'm not a runner, but Erin is my sister-in-law and I totally think this is a great idea. I'll be in for 2 miles!

Kimm said...

I guess I am in, I live with the girl who's idea this was..plus it is very inspiring. I am not a marathon mommy or a mommy, but I am to 3 of your marathon mommies my sister is Angela,my sister-n-law is Jana and of course my cousin is Erin, the genius behind this! I am also not a runner, but I will definetly try my best on saturday!! I will definetly do two miles for sure, but I might go for more!! Love you Erin...great great Idea!!

Terry said...

Grand-Mommy Robert says "Count me in!" I am good for at least 3 miles, but I'm shooting for 4. Weak, I know, but I'm OLD! Love you Erin!

Chelle said...

Love this. I will run 16 early Saturday morn.

sarah k. said...

6 for me.

JP said...

I'm in for 5...

Danette said...

I'm out in Ohio where the weather is below zero with the wind chill factor. Oh well, no pain, no gain and for such a great cause...count me in for 5 (anymore and my lung might freeze!).

The Birch Bunch said...

I am in for 9.

thebakerbook said...

I am in for at least 2 hopefully 3. Thanks EP!

Naomi said...

I'll be doing 5 miles in sunny Temecula, California!

Amanda L. said...

Brand new to running...think this is the perfect place to start. I downloaded a few of his talks and hope to travel a distance of 1-2 miles. Amanda in CT.

The Bloxham Bunch said...

Looks like you more than got your 97 miles but I would like to add 3 if possible. I'm not the best runner but I know I'm good for 3 :)

Brian and Emily said...

Erin you are so AWESOME! I love this idea and I would love to run with all these amazing women! I will run 12 miles a challenge but with President Hinckley on my mind I know I'll be inspired!

Shelah said...

I've got 10 on my training schedule for Saturday. I'll be dedicating it to President Hinckley. Thanks for the idea!

Stephanie said...

What an awesome idea. You can count me in for 5!

Chrys said...

I don't even know how I found your blog. but, I wanted to say I love what you are doing. I can't run on Saturday, but I know a lot of runners who would love to do it. I am a beginner walker/runner. The individual 16 miles is a little daunting for me.

Jen23456 said...

This is my first time on your blog. My friends and I will be running 13 on Saturday and would love to join your President Hinckley memorial run. Count us in!

emily said...

hi. this is suzie petunia's "make-believe internet friends'" sister (erin's sis). (i also am megan's old roommate). anyways, this is a fun idea; it looks like you definitely have your 97 miles covered. i will add 4-6.

SeanandJess said...

I am going to squeeze in at least 2 before I leave for a wedding.

lisamarie said...

i got here from somewhere...not sure but glad I made it. I just started training for a half marathon a couple weeks ago. I'm in for 4 on Saturday. What a wonderful idea. Thank you!

kEllY said...

kEllY from Temecula, CA...

I don't exercise and I certainly don't run but I am in for 3 miles. It might be a walk/attempt to jog type of thing but I love your plan & I will support it to the best of my ability.

Thank you!

mars running said...

o.k. M&M gave me the challenge and I need something like this to put the fire under my running shoes and get me going. This is for you President Hinkly I can start out with 2 miles hopefully more once I get going.

Mindy said...

I am in for sure. What a great idea. I am planning on running 7. Thanks M&M for sending this to me. This is a great tribute to an amazing man.

Erika said...

Count me in for 2 miles in Collierville, TN. Great idea! I'm new to your blog. Thank you :)

Suzie Petunia said...

38 people have committed to running a total of 252 miles so far! What a bunch of amazing women (and a few men, too! I bet we could get the total number of participants up to 97 before Saturday. :)

Jules said...

I'm not a marathon runner, but I will run 3 miles this Saturday. What a tremendous idea for a tribute; I love it!

Ang said...

My friend Lisa emailed me to tell me she will be running on Sat. 3 miles.

Tiffany said...

I am still recovering from childbirth but I can walk at least a couple miles. Add me to your count to help reach 97 participants.

Shawna B. said...

Three for me this Saturday. Great idea! What a wondeful way to pay tribure to our dear prophet, a man who was constantly on the run himself.

Happy running, everyone!

Emily said...

Count on 4 each from two of us in Minnesota.

tedbalderree said...

This is run-alongside-many-marathon-mommies-ted.

Great idea. Thanks for telling me M&M. I am in for 10 on Saturday.

JanaJ said...

Hi! I am Jana, Ang's friend, not to be confused with Jana, Ang's s-i-l. I am beginning training for a half, so I am up for 3 miles at least.

kennan said...

Hi! I am Ang and Kim's friend. This is an awesome idea. You can put me down for 4!

Janette said...

I'm in for 3, and that will be a sacrifice ... and I'm forwarding the link to President Hinckley's son and grand daugther (my sister-in-law). Maybe they can make it out sometime on Saturday as well. What a great idea!

JustRandi said...

Count me for 3 miles in Denver!
Love the idea!

Iralee said...

I'm a first-trimester mommy in Utah. I can only do one without getting the heaves, but I'll do it!

staciandrolo said...

From Idaho. This dedication run is a great idea. LUV IT! I am posting it on my blog! I will get a group together and go running. Thank you! I will run 7 miles :)

Kris said...

Erin, I am in for 1-2 miles walking/running. If my knee holds up I will do more. Great idea! I love you Erin!

Alicia said...

Thanks for the link Suzie Petunia! I'm a new runner so count on my husband and me for 3 mi. each.

Ranell said...

I am in! I will run 6 miles on Saturday. Thanks for the idea and for spreading the word!

amy said...

Aloha from Maui. What a fun blog! I am the mother of 4 and my youngest is 4 months old. This a a great way 4 me to run 4 miles for a great guy!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Anderson Family here from Schertz, Texas. Count us for 12 miles.

Sticky Niki said...

Count me for five miles on Saturday!

tara said...

Count on me running 7 miles!

Anonymous said...

5.5 for myself (will bring husband and daughter as well).

Kylee said...

Count me in for 6!!! If I can push myself to go further...I will!!

Jamie said...

I'm in for 3. Great idea!

Kari Howell said...

Hmmm, I'm up for 6 - what a great idea!!!

One of us said...

Hey there I will be running 4 that day, put me down! I am so excited and love this idea and will be passing it along!

Nikki said...

I am going to run 3 miles on Saturday. I may try to push myself and squeeze another out.

GOOD LUCK to everyone!!

~~Nik

Amy said...

I am in Georgia. I just did my first 5K in Dec. with my 11yo daughter. We will walk/run 2 miles on Sat! I will try to get others too!
Thanks for starting this awesome tribute!!!
Love to you!!

poky girl said...

I know I will be runnning and 3 of my friends I've emailed will be also. So that's 3 more to the total.

The Walkers said...

My sis in CT told me about this. Count me for 5 in Chicago! What a cool idea. I'm in!

caligirl said...

Count me in for 5 from Fresno! Great idea!

AmyJune said...

Greetings from Moorpark, CA. Count me in for 6.

Polliwog said...

Not supposed to be running, as you know, but count me for a walk/run for 3. My husband will do a 3 mile run too.

Carla said...

Count me in for 6. I am Kimm and Angela's friend. This will be great!

Mindy said...

I'm a friend of Team Hanni, and am currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. Count me in for 5. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

Zachary said...

Awesome idea! Put me in for ten miles.

Buffalo said...

Too cold and snowy for a run and I can't stand indoor running. But you can put me and Blanche down for 5 miles of cross country skiing each. Think of it as winter time running.

Juls said...

I just came across your blog, what an awesome idea! I am up for 3 miles. I havent been since before Christmas.

Jbigler said...

Great idea, My husband and I are in for 5 miles each.

Terry said...

Bless my good friends LaRay, Dianne, and Ruth who have each committed to run on Saturday. That is another 3 people with combined mileage of 13. This is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Heather in the SF suburbs of Concord, CA here. Put me in for 10 miles!

Rynell said...

I'm just getting back into my groove. Count me in for 3 miles.

Dodge Party said...

I saw your posting from polliwog's blog. I am not a runner, but I'll go to the gum and run for such an awesome, inspirational reason!

tbpiggy said...

I am a friend of Polliwog's. I will be running 23 tomorrow, so count me in! Tara Orange, CA

M&M said...

Wow! This is so amazing to have so many people participating and showing love and honor for the prophet.

Rough count so far:

96 people( just need 1 more, but of course anyone else can add!!)

525 miles!! You guys are awesome!

Kimmie said...

WOO HOO!! Count me as Dedication Runner #97!!! I'll be running 7 miles and loving every second of it. Great idea!!

Murf said...

I'll be doing 7. See ya in the parking lot! Not a mommy, but I married one...

Laura MC said...

I'm in San Antonio and was planning on cycling 12 miles and running a few after that. My husband will probably run 4 or 5 miles also. So add two more to your count I know you've surpassed your miles count but it's great everyone is doing something

kristyle said...

I'm old and it's cold--but I'll do 5 miles for a wonderful man and a true prophet of God! (With a shout out to Amanda L. in CT and Laura W. in Chicago!)

Abby said...

Put me down for a 1.6 mile walk...and stop laughing. (But multiply it times three + a fedus!)

Jen said...

Hold the phone...This dedication run just made Kimmie from WRFDJ say she will "love every minute" of her run?!?!?!? Just making sure to document this momentous occaision!

CLR said...

Count me in for 7.
- Chris

MO said...

New to the blog, call me MO I ran 6 for Hinckley in the rain and snow! It was AWESOME!! And count 6 more for my running pal Amy. Thanks so much for the invite sticky niki.

Hassingers said...

Count me in for 5 miles. Abi from Utah

annalisa said...

I killed my knees last year at the Salt Lake Marathon. In the past six months, I haven't been able to run more than a mile or two at a time. I haven't been running in months. But I ran for Ryan Shay and I will definitely be in for president Hinckley. I'll probably make it 2 before my knees give out, but I'm in!

Kiersten said...

I ran 6 this morning with the Michigan girls!

Nathan said...

Chelle,

I hope you see this--94 comments and people participating in your run, that is great! I'm a runner, too. Have been since Jr. High, but have been doing triathlons mainly for the past 6 years...

Anyway, I wanted to THANK you for your kind words and support on CJane's blog. It means a lot. Thank you!

russandkatie said...

I did 5

Team Hanni said...

Team Hanni got 7 done today...... I wish I could have gone 26.2 for President Hinckley. What a remarkable man!!!

j-girl said...

I hope it's not too late to add my miles...I ran 7 1/2 yesterday and would love to be included in the dedication to President Hinckley...what an amazing man!!

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