Kyle and I have a good friend, who is also a chiropractor, named Paul. Paul is an avid runner racking up multiple miles each day and a few marathons each year. He is the type of guy that makes running look easy and fun. He even gave me my own personal running consultation in which he told me I used my arms too much. Arms, he said, are not supposed to work hard in the beginning as they just burn energy and in long distance running you will need your arms to pump up the rest of the body towards the end of the race. I was hoping he solved the problem as to why I don’t enjoy running and get tired easily, but alas my laziness is much more powerful than my pumping arms. Anyway, Paul generally runs for charity. He loves to run and started to combine his enthusiasm for the sport with a bigger purpose. He will be running the Boston Marathon this year and he has chosen to run for The Hall Steps Foundation.
The Hall Steps Foundation was fittingly formed by two runners with a mentality just like Paul’s. They figured if they were going to run anyway they may as well be running for a purpose. And so The Hall Steps Foundation was born. The goal: End Poverty. A large goal but much like training for a marathon, another daunting task, you must take small steps and work your way up. They think they same applies to poverty. Ryan and Sara Hall have always had a place in their hearts for the impoverished. Sara has spent time in Mexico and Ryan has traveled to Africa to see the devastation of poverty first hand. Of course small steps make a difference over time, but a lot of small steps can make an even bigger difference which is why they need your help! If you are a runner and want to run your next marathon for the Hall Steps Foundation, check out their website and see how you can get involved. If you are more of the sedentary type, like myself, donating money is much less work! Visit Paul’s fund raising page and help him achieve his goal. Don’t forget to cheer for him come marathon day. He has agreed to write the name of anyone who donates on any part of his body you choose. I claimed his forehead already, but the rest is all yours! Help him fill his arms and legs with names of generous people who want to help the fight against poverty!
Thank you Paul for leading the race against poverty and being an inspiration in more ways than one!