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Team in Training: Marathon Here I Come

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you’ve been following my blog recently, you probably already know: Last week I officially signed up for Team in Training and committed to run the Rock ’n Roll Marathon in San Diego on June 1, 2008.

This is both exciting and overwhelming.

TnT Logo

There are 3 main reasons why I’m running a marathon with TnT:

  1. To help raise money for blood cancer research to make life better for those living with cancer, and to find a cure.
  2. To honor the memory of Nana, my Aunt Patty, and so many others lost to the horrible sickness of cancer.
  3. To give myself the personal challenge and to have the satisfaction of achieving the incredible feat of pushing my body and my mind to run 26.2 miles.

And you, dear reader, can help me reach my goal. How, you ask? The deal I made with TnT is that they’ll provide me with the training for running the marathon and will get me to San Diego. In exchange, I’ve committed to raise $4,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which is the organization that TnT directly supports.

You can donate directly via my TnT donation site, and I’d be grateful for donations of any size — be it $1, $25, $100, or more. Every donation counts and 75% of the money I raise goes right to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Of that, more than half goes to research and patient / community service.

Rock ‘n Roll Marathon

I may have passed the 100-mile mark in my training, but the hard part is yet to come: I still have hundreds of miles left to run in my training before I cross that marathon finish line in June. Running is a solo sport, but with Team in Training, I’ll be running for a great cause — and occasionally with my man Alex, who also committed to TnT and the Rock ’n Roll Marathon last month (Alex’s donation page is here).

Please consider making a donation to help me reach the finish line and improve the lives of those battling blood cancers.

And yes, the Nashville half marathon has now become one stop along the way…

Speaking of blood and running, I was donating blood to the American Red Cross this afternoon — my 14th lifetime donation; 2-gallon club here I come! — and had the cool experience of the dude doing the pre-screening questions ask me if I run. How did he know? My resting heart rate has slowed to a cool 62 beats per minute. I’ve always been told I’m a pretty chill guy, so with that kind of heart rate, now it’s official.

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