They Found Me

So… I received a brochure in the mail the other day for Team In Training, a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society program that provides training for various endurance sports in exchange for raising funds for the cause.I’ve been wondering what my “next big thing” would be after climbing Mt. Shasta last summer and the John Muir Trail hike [photos] this past summer. I’ve been running on a fairly regular basis over the past few months, so the timing was right for me to consider the program when the brochure arrived.I don’t believe I know anybody personally who has been affected by leukemia, though I do know several people who have been victims of other forms of cancer. Regardless, I think it’s a very much worthy cause and look forward to the challenge.I’ve had several friends participate in the program in years past and they’ve all had fairly positive experiences. I’m sure I’ll be talking to them again soon to get a little advice.I signed up earlier this week to run one of the marathons in late spring. Though the kick-off meeting is next week, I was surprised to find out training has already begun. I guess it’s never too early to start training for a 26.2 mile run.Update 2006.01.24: I now have a page where you can help me reach my fundraising goal of $1500.

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