**UPDATE** Have one of 26 Miles named after you.
After a particularly bad run at the weekend where I got to about 16 miles and then had to stop - heartburn rather than legs (although my legs were clearly shot too) - I am back on track with a nice run in Prospect Park this morning. The only good thing about the long run was that I came up with an idea...
I am offering you the chance to buy a mile for $50. Yes, I know, bargain! What that means is that I will name one of each 26 miles after you. I'll write an idividual tweet for you and your mile, which will go out to about 3300 people, I'll ask them to follow you if that's what you want or to click on something you think cool - whatever really - it's your mile.
I'll also write a long blog post where I link all the miles together into one profoundly moving piece about how you all helped me get over the finish line.
It will be a thing of beauty. And you will have made it so.
-- so -- if you have paid 50 bucks or more so far let me know what Mile you want and for those of you who are about to pay 50 do the same. You can't all have Mile 1 or 26. The wall is supposed to be around 20 but I think mine might come a little earlier. I'm guessing 17.
I am going to run the New York City marathon. It will be the first marathon I have ever run. I'm a little terrified but excited at the same time.
Last summer I had knee surgery (stupid football injuries) for the third time. I wasn't able to walk properly, let alone run, for a few months but I was determined to run the marathon. It's something I always wanted to do.
Then though work I met Toby Daniels who said he was looking for runners to run in NYC for the Camp Interactive team. It seemed like the perfect fit. My job as an interactive creative director is all about trying to find creative people who love using technology. There is always a chronic shortage of people - I don't know why.
Of course CampInteractive doesn't exist to provide me with new recruits, it's an amazing program to get underprivilged outdoors and usinf technology. I'm committed to running the marathon and I'm committed to raising $5000 to help these wonderful kids. That I am secretly hoping I can hire one of them will remain our little secret!
I have started training pretty hard. Last weekend I ran a half marathin for the first time in my life. My legs turned to jelly around about the 10th mile. But I kept going and eventually finished in just under 2 hours. I spent the rest of the day unable to move from the sofa but that was OK because the US OPen was on TV. It's going to be tough to get up to 26.2 miles. But with your help and encouragement I know I can make it.
Please help out in any way you can. The more you donate now the less I'm going to have to bug you about donating.
Thank You. Thank You.
CAMP INTERACTIVE wrote -
Through a unique year-round program, CampInteractive introduces the creative power of technology and the inspiration of the outdoors to underprivileged inner-city youth. Our vision is to use positive experiences to broaden horizons and empower young people to believe in themselves and their futures!
Using both technology and the environment as educational tools, CampInteractive addresses two problems that an underfunded American public educational system faces: providing kids with technological skills for the 21st century, and instilling a sense of community where teamwork and self-confidence can flourish.
Your support will help us continue to develop and create programs that inspire kids to reach for their full potential.
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