As most of you know, we’re nearly there in fully funding the new school for SouthSide! Thanks to your generosity, we’re going ahead with groundbreaking THIS THURSDAY! To celebrate how close we are (and hopefully get us across the finish line), I’m taking up a new challenge for 2013/14, and I hope you’ll join me!
We’re calling it Run until it’s DONE!, and the challenge is as follows. Starting at groundbreaking (Feb 28) and for the next 12 months, I will run 2,014 miles in a combination of races and training. We’ll finish up when we open the doors next year!
To put that in perspective:
- It’s about a 1/2 marathon for every child we can accommodate in the new school, or
- It’s a marathon every week (plus another 10 miles or so), and
- I’ll burn about 260,000 calories (that’s 788 cheeseburgers!)
“How can I get involved?” I hear you say. We’re working on that right now, but rest assured, whatever you’re motivated to do- run, donate, help out at SouthSide, we can accomodate it! Full details on support coming soon!
So, I’m starting Thursday, and I’ll post my progress every week. I’ll use my GPS watch to track progress, so you’ll be able to follow along. We’re going to races around the country, so it should be a bit of an adventure! I’ll post my races as I sign up for them, I hope to have all of them, and my training mapped out on the site in the next few days.
We’ll also bring you stories about the great kids at SouthSide you’re helping every month. This is my inspiration, and I hope by sharing some of their stories, you’ll find a reason to be inspired, or just smile.
Finally, I’d ask that you spread the word! Every time I talk to someone about the kids or the great work the staff and board does at SouthSide, a little inspiration grows. Help us plant that seed.
See you on the road!