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
22 thoughts on “Warrior Dash – Blood, Sweat, and Tears Aug 3rd in NJ! I’m in for a great cause. Come Get Some!”
Sounds like a great event! Good luck with the training, it sounds intense 🙂
Thanks. About to hit the gym tonight. It’s for a good cause and I am hoping to hit my charity goal for St Jude!
Great cause, Phil! Good luck as you train. I’m sure you’ll do very well.
Thanks for the well wishes. I am excited for this, and hope that I can hit my charity goal for St Jude.
Excellent Charity Choice and looking forward to the progress Phil. So what is the goal you are setting?
My goals are to survive the Warrior Dash in one piece!
The other is to hopefully hit my charity goal. It is a great cause as you mentioned. Thanks!
Wow man, good luck with this. I have a few friends who have done it and have talked highly about it. One year I might try it as well, but for now, I’ll live through reading about it from others!
Thanks – I’m going to do my best and have fun with it. I’m hoping to raise enough money to hit my charity goal.
Congrats Phil! And what an awesome cause!
Thanks – I appreciate the support and hope I survive it! I am also hoping that everyone can give a little so I can hit my donation goal for this great charity.
Brilliant cause and wish you luck. Hope you going to share some pics of the new 6pack!
Thanks! I will be posting some pics that are more worthly later on if I survive!
Wow, you are a brave soul, Phil! But it is a heck of a good cause! Go Team Phil! 🙂 Hubby gets paid this weekend so I might slip a donation past him while he’s sleeping. 😉
Thanks for the support! It is a good cause, and I plan on making it through that course hopefully in one piece!
I appreciate the support – every little bit helps! 🙂
Good Luck! The Warrior Dash is on my list of “Things I want to do” Hope I can get to it. There is one close by in October and I am toying with the idea of entering it.
Great Charity. I might do the same thing if I enter. St. Jude is a wonderful and worthwhile charity
Thanks! I am looking forward to it and training hard in the gym. It looks like great fun and I hope to get through it in one piece.
Plus, I am running for a great charity and hope to hit my fundraiser goal!
Good for you!!! I did it last year and ran for Saint Jude and it was amazing! I was honestly touched by the camaraderie between runners.
Thanks! I am looking forward to it! Training hard to make sure I do well. Need to hit my charity goal!
This is awesome, Phil! Wish you luck and look forward to hearing about your progress!!
Thanks for the well wishes! I am training and eating right to make sure I finish this thing in one piece!
Hopefully I can also hit my charity goal for St Judes too! It’s a great cause. 🙂
Training hard for this!