Thursday, January 13, 2011

100K Closer to a Cure

At the State College Walk meeting last week, we had great discussion about last year's successes, and the great opportunities for this year.  I opened up the floor to suggestions for the format of my efforts this year. Many ideas bounced around and the one that seemed to take hold was for me to do a 100K (100 kilometers) this year.

I like this idea, not so much because it requires me to go less distance, but because it really is based on the amount raised last year.  100K is 62 miles.  Last year, the walk raised $62, 000 for JDRF.  Pretty cool the way that works out.  I might even say that next year's run will be based on the total raised this year.  One mile for every thousand dollars raised!  I know the danger here, but in support of research to find a cure, I a m willing to risk having to go further than ever before.  I would absolutely LOVE to have to do over 100 miles again because $100,000 had been raised.

So, the challenge is made.  I will do a mile next year for every thousand dollars raised this year at the State College Walk May 21.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Here we go again !

I am not sure of exactly the format that this year's run is going to take, but I am committing to something right now.  We have a JDRF walk planning committee meeting tomorrow night and one of the things on the agenda is how far I will go, how long I will go, and how much I will hope to raise.
I am hoping to motivate more people to raise money for JDRF at the State College walk. Last year, the walkers raised about twice as much as the year before. It might be too much to expect that again, but last year each registered walker raised an average of under $200.  I would like to make a challenge of some sort that would motivate others.  I am not making little of the efforts made last year, just trying to find my place in the process.  I was thinking of something like I will run a mile for each $___ raised, or a minute for each $___ raised, or an hour for each $___ raised.  You get the idea.

I am really behind in training and need to work hard to catch up.  It is all about motivation and I know now that I am committed and don't want to disappoint.  Keep the pressure on me!

The Megatransect filled all available spots with 850 entrants in 48 hours.  Amazing, and a tribute to the wonderful volunteers that make it happen.  Thanks especially to Dave and Jeanne Hunter who have done so much, so well.

1 Timothy 4:8  NIV "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding 
promise for both the present life and the life to come."