Did I sign up for a half-marathon this weekend and not run it? ::hangs head in shame, answers yes::
So why do I think I will actually run this one? Because Mickey and Minnie are there? Uh, no. I signed up for it in 2007 and (due to a variety of reasons) didn’t run it.
BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONE.
I could have run that half-marathon this weekend, sure. But I am going to train hard for this one, and I will have a goal (to be set after this Saturday’s 10K), and I will acheive it. Because I will have already acheived my goal weight by then, and what could be better than laying in the sun in Florida in a bikini after successfully completing one’s first half-marathon?
[If it’s not warm enough for a bikini in January in Orlando, I honestly don’t care to hear it. Especially because I’ll probably do it anyway.]
*There’s this one little thing. I need to raise $600 for:
Ataxia-telangiectasia, or “A-T,” is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a startling variety of body systems. Children with A-T appear normal at birth, and the first signs of the disease usually appear during the second year of life. These first signs are usually a “wobbly” lack of balance and slurred speech caused by “ataxia,” which means a lack of muscle control.
This disease, which has also been described as a combination of muscular distrophy and cancer, frankly sucks. Nobody should have to live with diseases like these, but my friends Tim and Rocco’s friend Joe does, so let’s raise some money to help him! I am all healthy and stuff now, so I should give a little back and help those who are not as fortunate as me in health.
And you…I know there are a few hundred of you — I have a few hundred Facebook friends, 200+ Tumblr followers, and at least 200-300 Web visitors a day — if you each gave a dollar or two, would get me to my goal really quickly. (Like … by December 18?) I just ran a charity race in June, and to be honest, we all knows what it feels like to get those e-mails asking for money for charity, so I’m probably not going to send one of those out. Do know this won’t be the last you’ll hear of it on this here blog, though.