Aug.09

Finishing the Affiliate Summit Nike+ Challenge

This week, I’ll be wrapping up the Affiliate Summit Nike+ challenge, and I’m on schedule to reach my goal of 250 miles by Friday (I’m at 243.26 miles, and it’s Monday, so I’ll finish up either Wednesday or Thursday).

Jangro quickly came up on me and passed by me, but then he took a month off and I was able to regain the lead. When Jangro returned, and I went away for a week, he easily took back the lead.

It was also a little disheartening when the AMGB crew finished their 40-mile march, and a few contestants took a huge lead on me.

After all this, I was able to finish in the top-10 (far, far away from #1, who’s coming up on 600 miles!).

Roswell Park Cancer InstituteI also made my $250 donation to Roswell Park today, as promised when I announced my goal back in March.

Although I ran so much, I hardly dropped any weight, but I still participated in Joe Sousa’s contest, and lost 5 pounds, so he’ll be donating $10 on my behalf.

Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to keep running, all my running buddies, and Affiliate Summit for starting the challenge!

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Mar.05

Running for Boobs

Running for BoobsIf you follow me on Twitter (which you should) or are my friend on Facebook, you’ll notice I’ve been doing a lot of running this week. Well get used to it, because I’m participating in the Affiliate Summit East 2010 Nike+ Challenge, where Affiliate Summit will donate $1 to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade for each mile run (up to $5,000).

This actually works out perfectly for me. First, I’ve been meaning to run more, and now I have a reason to. Second, if you put a challenge in front of me, I’ll probably take it (except for the Ole 96er – I will not participate in eating contests anymore).

Finally, there’s been too much breast cancer in my family, especially lately, so anything I can do to help raise funds for awareness, access to care and finding a cure, I’ll be sure to help.

My goal is to run 250 miles over the 24-week period. While outside, I’ll be using my Garmin Forerunner for accurate recording (then converting the Garmin tcx file and uploading it to the Nike Running site) and while inside (treadmill running), I’ll be using the Nike+ kit.

In addition to Affiliate Summit’s donation on my behalf, I’ll be donating $1 for every mile I run to Roswell Park here in Buffalo. Roswell Park is America’s first cancer center, founded in 1898. The people at Roswell Park do great things for their patients and are focused on their mission to understand, prevent and cure cancer.

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated! There will be plenty of days I don’t want to run, and my running buddies have already been a great help this week. 🙂

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