After much thinking and talking, it's time to start running (a marathon) and raising (money).
I just officially committed to running the marathon. This month, I started training. I'm by running 25-35 miles per week, until April 15, a day of taxing pain. On that day, I will run 26.2 miles. Even though I've never run a race longer than 6.2 miles, I will run the Boston Marathon to the end of the course. I've made my commitment to running the marathon.
I need you to commit to raising money for the "Miles for Mass General -- Cystic Fibrosis Team" through Massachusetts General Hospital. I have promised to raise at least $3000. I need your help. Donate. It'll be good. And it'll be fun to consider the possibilities. I offer choices!
You may pledge something for each mile that I run during training -- and you can see how much I've actually run each day by following me on twitter @uubuntu. I don't tweet much, but by using "map my run", I will automatically tweet every day that I train. If all goes well, it'll mean I run about 300 miles before April 15. Maybe I'll train that extra mile just for your dollar.
Or you may make your pledge based on the mileage I log during the marathon itself (hopefully 26.2 miles). And you'll be able to track my progress during the race.
Or you may just give based on your faith in me that I'll actually follow through on this endeavor, with the knowledge that your money will help the Mass General Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center, which helps individuals and families to treat and manage the complications arising from this disease.
Making your tax-deductible donation through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. This will provide the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
I've committed to running. Please commit to giving. And thank you in advance for your support.