Friday, April 25, 2008

BIG undertaking...

Project Christopher is adding a new big facet to the Project and that's getting healthier. As I told my doctor at my last physical, if I'm doing it for myself, then myself can talk me out of anything! If I'm doing it with or for someone else, then I'm far more driven to complete whatever it is.

Given that, I will be starting the AIDS Marathon Training Program next weekend and will be running in the Amsterdam Half Marathon on October 19. I have to raise a good bit of money to qualify, but oddly, I'm more worried about my lazy ass actually learning to run well enough to complete a half marathon.

Here's a funny part... I don't actually know how many miles a half marathon is and i think I like it that way for right now. It dawns on me that I don't think the Training Program literature mentions it either which may actually be intentional and a smart move!

Anyway, I have a website for donating that takes credit cards so it's simple! Every little bit helps. I'll keep the link over there to the right and if I can figure out how, will have one of those handy thermometers that show my progress.

Also, I'll be double duty blogging to show my progress in training.

Wish me luck! Maybe by the time I cross the finish line I'll be skinny...

4 comments:

cb said...

13.2 miles or so. And yeah, I'm telling you because I'm cruel like that... but also motivational.

Because I want your ass to finish the damn thing if I'm giving any money to it.

:-)

Lea in SC said...

Yay for you! And BTW, you ARE skinny. Just so you know.

catshovel said...

Big yays from me, too. You can do it!!!!

Just Kevin... said...

As an experienced AIDS marathon, stand-at-the-curb-and-yell-my-ass-off cheerleader, I am so proud of you! I can assure you though that experience has taught me not to wear my topsiders to cheer you on at the Marathon! You, Chris, are the BEST! Whooohooo!