The training has begun. The eating right has started. The blood, sweat, and tears will be immeasurable. The weight lifting will be intense. The running, and I HATE running, will be a labor of love. I will not fail. I will attack this goal like none other. I will not let myself, or anyone down. I will persist and achieve my goal as a St Jude Warrior!
The Warrior Dash is basically a 5K mud run / spartan run through all kinds of obstacles. Jumping over fire, climbing over walls, swimming through mud bogs, maneuvering through embankments, climbing over cargo nets, crawling under barbed wire, and assorted other craziness. Check out the link to view them. It’s an all day event with waves of people participating throughout the day. Why might you ask am I going to subject my body to this mayhem? Well, I am a bit daft to begin with and love competing, even though it’s been a few years since I have participated in any competitions. I just saw this as a fun thing to try out. To get my body back in shape after a few months gym layoff. Then I also saw the wonderful charity partnered with it and knew I just had to go all out. Come Get Some!
I have challenged myself to raise money to support the lifesaving work done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - and I am asking for your support, if you can, to help me reach my goal.
I am putting my body on the line and participating in the 2013 New Jersey Warrior Dash event August 3rd benefiting the kids of St. Jude. You can help me reach my goal by making a donation. Every little bit helps and I hope you can help me reach my goal.
Here is the link to my donation page - https://waystohelp.stjude.org/sjVPortal/public/displayUserPage.do?programName=warriordash&eventId=333037&userId=986170%20
Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude — research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for anything.
It’s a terrific cause and I wholeheartedly endorse their efforts. This was a no-brainer for me and I wanted to get involved, no matter how beat up I might get! At the end of the day if I make it through the Warrior Dash course in one piece all the bumps and bruises will be well worth it. Of course, I will be posting a follow up post with pics of the event and my efforts there.
Thanks – every little bit helps!
Warrior Dash - http://www.warriordash.com/index.php
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital - http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f87d4c2a71fca210VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD