January was a bittersweet month. I was able to get in one leg on the Knobstone Trail on a beautiful, sunny day. But snow and ice also kept me from getting as many miles as I would like to have during other parts of the month.
I finished up the month with a couple of miles at John Burge Park in Conroe, TX. Sweet was the opportunity to be outside, on 45 degree mornings, in Texas, in January.
Not so sweet was that I was brought to Conroe by the passing of my Aunt. Although even that sad occurrence held a generous serving of the sweetness of life. It was an honor to be able to be close to my Uncle and my Cousins in their time of grief. And it was sweet to watch them honor their wife and mother, and to learn things about her from family and friends that I did not previously know.
Please see the months totals below, and participate if you would care to. Only 23 miles total this month.
First published September 5th, 2018:
My dear friend is battling Parkinson’s Disease. He has been for awhile. My Grandfather ( not the one you already know, but my paternal Grandfather) also had this disease. Please take a few minutes to read and understand a little about Parkinson’s.
Ok, Brad, that’s a sad story, but what can I do about it? Well, I am glad you asked, because here is what we are going to do about it.
For every mile I log, through 2019, starting on September 1st 2018, I am going to make a donation to Parkinson’s research. And I am asking that you do the same thing too. I am pledging $1.00 for every mile that I log, but you could do whatever is comfortable for you.
I have logged about 120 miles this year so far, but I am going to be more diligent about logging all of my miles, so that number will go up. I will post my total miles here at the end of each month, and we can all go directly to http://www.michaeljfox.org to make our donation. Just click on the green tab in the upper corner. While you are there, read a little about their research.
I will also, for the same period of time, donate 30% of the proceeds from the sale of any of my paintings to this organization.
Thank you for your support!