On Tuesday, Nov. 10, I completed the 100 Miles for Hope fundraiser.
My workouts during the 100 days consisted of running, jogging and walking within Hampton, Va., Buckroe Beach and Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Langley Air Force Base). Since the base gym wasn’t open for military retirees until the tail end of the event, it gave me a chance to spend more time enjoying the warm and sunny weather.
I ended up with 200.19 miles for my final total. I reached my milestones of 50 miles on Aug. 27; 100 miles on Sept. 13; 150 miles on Oct. 4; and 200 miles on Nov. 10, 2020. The final total was a wonderful way to celebrate both the United States Marine Corps' 245th birthday and the American Legion Auxiliary’s 101st birthday.
Thank you for having this event! It was a wonderful way to get exercise and raise funds for The American Legion’s Veterans & Children Foundation. This Navy retired and Marine Corps veteran had a wonderful time participating in this first event. I am looking forward to the second round of this worthwhile fundraising event in 2021.