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Sam's Poorly Planned, Untrained Run

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BENEFITING: Philabundance

Sam Shoap

THE STORY:

On Sunday, May 5th, I plan to run ten miles down Broad Street in Philadelphia.

I'd like to take this eventual pain and discomfort, and alter it, from something that directly benefits a small number of people (close friends who would laugh at my suffering and chafed nipples) to something that indirectly benefits a large pool of people (those who receive assistance from Philabundance). To do this, I need your help. And money. Basically just the money, actually.

Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization, providing emergency food and access to services to approximately 900,000 people at risk of hunger and malnutrition throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond. They have a four-star rating on CharityNavigator.com, which is the best rating you can get. Point is, it's a good charity.

Here's how it works: The course is ten miles. Please choose a specific amount of money that you'd be willing to donate per mile, multiply it by ten, and donate that amount here. I would encourage you to think about how awful I will look towards the end of this race- sweaty, tired, achy, chafed- and how hilarious that will be to those on the sidelines. Think about the maximum amount of money you'd be willing to donate to see me in such amusing misery, add $20 to that, and donate.

To make sure you get your money's worth, here's my promise: I will do my absolute best to stay at my current "out of shape, not really unhealthy, but certainly not healthy, pretending to eat well but typically straying daily" level of fitness. As an example, for breakfast this morning, I had a smoothie made with greek yogurt, half a banana, spinach, kale, blackberries, and chia seeds. Now I'm eating T.G.I.Friday's Potato Skins Snack Chips. I will continue my brutal "plan on running daily but actually run once every two weeks or so" running schedule. This nonexistent level of self-control will ensure that I am as unprepared as possible, thereby increasing how terrible I look and feel, and maximizing how funny this is to everyone else, as well as the number of times I say "this was an awful idea" during the race. I will also make sure that there is a picture of me taken at my absolute worst, and make it available to all who donate.

Thank you for donating and making a mockery of my health and fitness.

The specifics:

Philabundance works to end hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley by acquiring food and distributing it through organizations serving people in need. Philabundance was founded as a nonprofit food distribution system in 1984, to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the Delaware Valley. In 2005, Philabundance integrated with the Philadelphia Food Bank to become the region's largest nonprofit hunger relief organization. Today, Philabundance offers a full plate of services to Delaware Valley residents at risk of chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2011, they distributed 19 million pounds of food across the Delaware Valley, 2 million of which were distributed to other area food banks.

Find more at Philabundance.org.

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    $25

  • Eric "Boom Roasted" Firsching

    $25

  • Chim Richalds & Co.

    $25

  • Aunt Peggy

     

  • Some chick you dated

    $20

  • Kate

    $10

  • Some chick who knew you before you got a unicorn tattooed on your ass

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Donor Comments

Meg

Meg

DONATION: $20

Goal! 4 years ago

Some chick who knew you before you got a unicorn tattooed on your ass

Some chick who knew you before you got a unicorn tattooed on your ass

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Kate

Kate

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Some chick you dated

Some chick you dated

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Aunt Peggy

Aunt Peggy

Love Aunt Peggy 4 years ago

Chim Richalds & Co.

Chim Richalds & Co.

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Eric

Eric "Boom Roasted" Firsching

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Andy ACTUALLY? O'Dore

Andy ACTUALLY? O'Dore

DONATION: $25

Sam's lungs and legs 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Bonnie Rock-Kling

Bonnie Rock-Kling

DONATION: $50

4 years ago