So…my friend J (who ALWAYS keeps busy) told me he was running a marathon in San Francisco in October. I was confused because J lives in Atlanta…so I asked him why he was going all the way to San Francisco. Then he told me it was for Team in Training and I should look at their website.
Ok…::click click:: there is a chapter in my area…::click click:: Oh! There is a meeting coming up…
Long story short…sign up to go to informational.
Get there…ok…sounds cool…wait…I have to raise how much?!? Part of me wanted to walk out before the presentation even started, because I HATE asking for money…even if its for a good cause. (I am doing the NY AIDS Walk this Sunday and I just gonna come out of pocket rather than ask people…so sad) But, DANG I sat too far in the room I can’t slip out. BLAH!
So I sit through a video…listen to the coaches and the next thing I know I signed up to walk/run a marathon in San Francisco!!! What?!?
On the way home I had this nice warm fuzzy feeling because not only was I going to TRY and raise money for a good cause, I would be helping myself in the process…they train your for these events…so I will have a team to train with and 4 coaches…so its like free personal training for a good cause. Because 26.2 miles with no help?!? yeah…no
Then I thought about my friend David and I realized I would dedicate my walk to him. The last few years of his life battling cancer he always tried to get me to take better care of myself. So…this would be a good 2 for 1 deal, raise money for a good cause so great people like David won’t have to suffer, and get myself in shape.
So now…I have to raise $3,800 to walk in the marathon…I was hoping I could get some advice from fellow bloggers about how to go about this. I already decided I am going to tell my family that I don’t want any birthday gifts. I would rather have them donate to this. And luckily I have bounced from job to job a lot 🙂 so I can send emails to my old coworkers that love me…but how do you fund raise when you don’t like asking people for money?