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“D” stands for Dedicated & Determined

“D” stands for determined and dedicated.  It also stands for: DUNN~DANE~DEAN~DANA

DUNN  ran  Across the State In 28 hours in 1990 and from  Shore to Shore in 104 days in 1991.   Both of these treks in support of Habitat for Humanity.

DANE Rauschenberg’s project was called: FIDDY 2.     In 2006, Dane ran 52 marathons on 52 consecutive weekends for  L’Arche

DEAN Karnazes called his project 50 / 50 / 50.         In 2006 Dean ran 50 marathons in 50 states on 50 consecutive days for Karno’s Kids, whose motto is: NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE. 

DANA Casanave is running  52 marathons in 52 weeks for the charity 25:40 whose motto is from Matthew 25:40   ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.’      Dana has asked me to invite any of you who are runners to come out and do a few miles with her when she comes to your town.  ( For Dana’s itinerary🙂

My mantra, and the way I tend to live each day of my life is……Don’t Limit Your Challenges ~ ~ Challenge Your Limits.  The people listed above have all challenged the limits of physical endurance.  They have all succeeded.  What common thread runs through all of their extra-ordinary accomplishments?

They were giving of themselves for a cause greater than fame and fortune.  They ran so others could benefit from their efforts.

My Challenge to all of you is to get outside yourself and do something nice for someone else.  It’s that random-act-of-kindness thing; the play-it-forward theory; the do-unto-others philosophy.  And as always, I would love to hear about your experience.

Let’s you and I change the world………one act of kindness at a time.


Jerry Dunn