It is Sunday, and it’s time to blog, but I am out of town, in my favorite city of all, New York (and Connecticut). I have pre-written a substantial part of this blog and will add in pictures from the run I am participating in on September 24. That’s the plan anyway.
I ran on Roosevelt Island on September 24. I had read another runner’s blog about running the perimeter of Roosevelt Island a long time ago and thought, “what a great idea!”. So when I began planning this brief visit to the NYC area, I looked for a run and hit the bonanza – a 5K on Roosevelt Island that benefits a great cause — the women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where, since 1998, 5.4 million people have died and Congolese women have lived through rape, torture and dire poverty. Prior to the race, the organizers told us that an average of 48 women per hour are raped in the Congo.
According to the Women for Women website: