In 2010, I shared two posts about Mike Ehredt's Project America Run (here and here). Mike's an ultra-marathoner who ran from the Pacific to the Atlantic to honor fallen soldiers of the Iraq war, placing an American flag every mile from Oregon to Maine, over 4,000 miles.
Tomorrow, Mike will start a second run to honor servicemen who have died in Afghanistan. He'll be running from International Falls, Minnesota to Galveston, Texas at an unbelievable clip of a marathon a day, every day, for 81 days.
Mike's girlfriend is my wife's second cousin, and the family members have set up a challenge to do daily during Mike's quest. While Mike is running 26 miles per day, others in the family have committed to exercising 26 minutes per day. Shannon and I are in. You, too? Mike's run starts August 23, so hop on now. The ending date is Veteran's Day.
You can read more about Project America Run at Mike's website and blog. He's an inspiration.