Thursday, August 27, 2009

I am because I can (I think).

I know lots of times I have thought, "Man, I wish I could do something to help."  Well, I figured that I can do something.  I love to run and seem to be able to go a long way.  Last year I did a great 25 miler through the mountains around Lock Haven (check out the Megatransect) and the next week did 50 miles on PA state forest roads (Tussey MountainBack).  Since then, I have set my sights on a 100 miler.  I'm not certain if there is a good reason to run 100 miles, but I do know that there are loads of good reasons to support diabetes research.  If I can do both, what a deal!
In May, I am going to run for 30 straight hours, around 100 miles, to try and raise $30,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  This blog will be one way to keep up my preparation, see the sponsors of the run and help me get motivated (I need a lot of help with that.).  The JDRF folks are working to get a website set up for donations and I've begun contacting companies to help with equipment sponsorships.  
I've put the information out there.  By making it public, I have put the pressure on myself.  Away we go, and go and go!


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