The last time I ran it was to catch a bus, so for me to run the Berlin Marathon this year seems a little bit crazy.
When i read of those suffering from the effects of natural disasters or war and of the stark contrast between our lives in the west compared to our fellow human beings in the developing world I feel that these problems are so big and that I can't really do anything about them.
The injustices and problems seem so overwhelming, but i believe that together we can make a difference, we can become educated in how our day to day lives impact the day to day lives of others, are we enriching the communities that provide the goods we use and the food we consume or are we taking advantage of the distance between our communities and passively exploiting them?
I really have no personal desire to run a marathon, but feel compelled to in order to raise funds for and promote the work of Oxfam, a group who seek to help people in the developing world to help themselves & who bring emergency relief to communities when disaster strikes.
Thank You for taking the time to read/scan this, if you are in a position to give something financially no matter how big or small to this great cause please do.