Things just got serious; I have changed the units on my running app from kilometres to miles. This means that the days of 5 and 10ks are long gone, now we are talking marathons. And marathons mean miles.
A little while ago I started to follow the blog for Life Out of The Box, a great social venture which provides school supplies to children in Nicaragua, Guatemala or Morocco in return for your purchase of a locally-made, hand woven bracelet. Not only does this mean that the children who need them most gain school supplies, but the production of the bracelets brings much needed work to artisans in these areas. I think it is a wonderful idea and I wanted to be a part of it.