Dr. Wald will run the NYC marathon for the second year in a row

I've found a way to get in fantastic shape and it always works. Here it is - set a health or fitness goal for someone else!  Last year I decided, with six months of training time, to run the New York City Marathon to raise money for a patient with ovarian cancer.  She chose a combination of traditional and holistic therapies and as of the time of this post her cancer spread (metastasis) has resolved.  I announced to the world that I would run this marathon to raise money and, basically, put myself on the line! I had to run now and there was only going forward with my training.  Because I was doing this primarily for someone else and for me second, I was able to much more easily get past normal feelings of fatigue, lack of motivation and trained for a total of 633 miles and completed the race in 4 hrs and 1 min and raised over $4000!  This year, it's much more about me I admit - but who cares?  So I'm announcing that I will run the NYC Marathon in 3 hrs and 45 minutes and I will raise even more money for some cause...any ideas people?  I am learning in life that it is ok to be selfish as long as others benefit besides yourself.  Training starts this weekend. My intention is to be grateful for each step that I take, push through mental blocks by being mindful that it's not all about me.  Health and happiness to all!  Warmly, Michael Wald