Jaime Felber wrote -For some reason I've not only agreed to do a triathlon, but accepted the fact that I will be swimming in New York City's fine Hudson River. In August. Without any form of hazmat suit. I will follow this up by wearing some form of small lycra outfit while riding a bike, and, if my strength permits, then running a short distance.
For those of you who think this is ridiculous and I am likely to drown before the small lycra bit - know this;
You are probably right.
However, this is a lungs-half-full sort of situation, so I'm asking you to support me in my efforts to raise money for Asphalt Green charity.
What is Asphalt Green I hear some of you ask? It's a charity that raises money to provide sports facilities, as well as engage people of all ages throughout New York in a healthier lifestyle. There's more information on the horrors of obesity to be found at www.asphaltgreen.org.
Not to be confused with Soylent Green - a fantastic Charlton Heston movie depicting the sort of over-populated, stagnant and putrid conditions that will most likely make up my swim in the Hudson.
Thank you in advance for any support, emotional or otherwise you can provide. Consider it a safe bet too - if I die, you are legally free and clear of any financial obligations.