Jonathan Halvorson wrote -
On September 20th (less than one week from today) I will be participating in the FIRST EVER Maryland Iron Man. More details on the race at (www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/maryland)
Through my efforts I am hoping to raise money and awareness for two amazing causes (LIPF and Camp Interactive).
While I want your support, I just can't have you tell Joe (more below).
Many of you know my story, but for those who don't, please indulge me for a moment. A few years ago, I started a journey to get healthy. When I began that journey I was 300+lbs and out of shape. While, I've had many friends support my transformation, I wouldn't have gotten off the ground without David Price. When everybody gave me reasons why I couldn't or wouldn't DAVE told me that I could.
Waking up early to work out with me, making me stick to my diet and just helping me win the daily struggle with fitness were just some of the things he did to ensure my success. Sadly, I lost Dave three years ago. There isn't a day that I don't miss him terribly.
To honor his memory and my commitment to fitness, I will be running a full Ironman in Maryland.
I'm using my participation in the event to raise awareness and money in Dave's name for Life is Priceless (Supporting Research and Treatment of Depression & Suicide Prevention) and Camp Interactive (an organization committed to inspire and equip underserved students with skills in computing and leadership).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
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WHO IS JOE AND WHY CAN'T WE TELL JOE?
Joe is a close friend and a major force behind my continued commitment to fitness. He is always challenging me to take on new challenges (NY Marathon, NY Tri, Half Ironman, etc).
However, he is always faster than me. And he will always be faster than me. But that doesn't mean he gets to be FIRST. I'm looking to surprise my pal Joe by completing an IRONMAN before him. Yes, I'm that competitive.
Thanks to a coalition of conspirators he has no idea about my training or event. So please help me keep this a secret. He will (hopefully) be finding out on Sept 21st at 8pm. So please no posts on my Facebook wall or Instagram. I'll post all the pictures Monday 22nd.