Monday, April 9, 2007

Please, Think of the Children

I'm on the run. No, really.

I've gone and entered a half-marathon. This is a scary deal for me because I am woefully out of shape. But no matter if I finish or not, some good is going to come of it. Introducing:

The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Half Marathon (aka "let's see if Jim can get his round butt into shape by August and finish the thing before the sun goes down and his little sister starts taunting him").

The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth depends upon this kind of fundraising to meet the needs of kids throughout the upper Connecticut Valley region. Like all healthcare in the US, it's expensive. It's also underfunded: CHaD loses about $9 million a year. Starting last year, they sponsored this half-marathon to help raise money.

Why you? Because you have a few bucks you can spare for a truly worthwhile cause.

Why me? Because I'm bang out of shape. My sister and I were mutually moaning about that fact when she dropped the hammer on me: "I'm going to run the CHaD. You want to do it with me?"

Pride, people. Pride will always lead you astray. Resist its sneaky pull.

I was in shape once, briefly. I am now round.

My goals are these:

1. Raise $1000 to benefit the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth.
2. Finish the race.

Please help me meet my funds goal by donating online. Click the link here, or click the link on the right (under the CHaD logo).

It feels good to give! I'll update my training progress periodically and I promise a full-on post with pictures after the race is run. Thanks!

6 comments:

LittleSister said...

Can we please call it "The Adventures of FatMan and Chubby"?

I would like that.

Brandee said...

Good Luck Jim!

from Fellow Runner B!

Jim said...

Thanks B!

Silliyak said...

OK, so I donated, now you owe me an occasional visit to my blog. That would mean a 25% increase in readers. I'm desparate here man!

Jim said...

Don't get desperate!

Lotus position (or as close to) and don't think.

That's better. And thanks.

Silliyak said...

I suppose you're right, holding my breath hasn't worked thus far.