I never wanted to run a marathon but I will for my Mom, for Gilda’s Club and for You

Disney World Driving with Mom

Disney World Driving with Mom

I never wanted to run a marathon because I love running too much.  I knew I could run that far but I did not want to hurt myself proving it.  Then I got hurt – hit by a car outside my house, left unconscious, bleeding in the street with a shattered leg.  That was 7 months after my Mom died.

When I found out my Mom had breast cancer, running kept me going.  As she got sicker, I ran harder.  And after she died, I ran harder than ever.  Running helped get me through the hardest time of my life.  And so did Gilda’s Club.

I began thinking about running the New York Marathon after my first run 51 weeks after my accident.  But I needed more of a reason to run than simply proving that I could.  Then I found out I could run for Gilda’s Club.  Gilda’s Club helped me to live when my my Mom had cancer.  Gilda’s Club helped me to keep living after my Mom had died.  Gilda’s Club is there to help the whole community affected by cancer.  Gilda’s Club helps us to live in a world with cancer.

Please help me to help Gilda’s Club help us all.  Support me in my effort to run the 2010 New York City Marathon as I run for my Mom, for Gilda’s Club and for you!

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3 Responses to “I never wanted to run a marathon but I will for my Mom, for Gilda’s Club and for You”
  1. Dglas says:

    Pete,

    are those pictures of you over the years . one in the cart is that your mother ? She looks high spirited, trusting and evidently daring she let you drive the gocart hahaha. and also a bearded bro cool cool.

    You do inspire

    Dglas

  2. Bob & Donna James (The James' Gang) says:

    Go Pegleg !!! Love ya!

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  1. […] I ran my first race in New York City in 2010 – the Brooklyn Half Marathon. The whole time I was running, I knew I could make it because I knew Robert, my Grandfather, had done it – and he was with me. In the Fall, I did what no Wohlsen had done before. I ran a marathon.  I had never wanted to run a marathon before.  After my Mom died and after being hit by a car, I had many reasons to run. […]



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