I first installed the Charity Miles app on my phone back in April 2013 when I started running and training for my first half marathon. Since then, I’ve run and walked 800 miles for charity! Since each mile run or walked with Charity Miles earns $0.25 for the charity of your choice, that’s $200 that I’ve raised since I started using Charity Miles. Sure, $200 might not seem like a lot of money, but that’s money that I’ve raised simply by going outside and hitting the pavement.
Since Charity Miles is GPS enabled, it only tracks miles that you run or walk outside. I wish that weren’t the case, as I’ve logged many, many, many more miles at the gym on the treadmill. Nonetheless, I’m still beyond happy with the money that I have raised over the past 2+ years, and can’t wait to continue to see just how much more money I can give back to charity. The majority of the money that I’ve raised has gone to Team RWB, the veterans support organization that both Preston and I are a part of.
Now that I’ve reached 800 miles, I wonder how long it’ll take me to reach that 1,000 mile milestone. I’d like to aim to reach it before the baby arrives, but I also don’t want to push myself too far or too much. We’ll see if it happens!
QOTD: Which charities do you prefer to raise money for?