Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Give 107%

It sounds like a cliché that a coach would say, but this is the result of the Team in Training fundraising I did for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  With a goal of $5,000 the generosity of so many friends and family helped me to reach $5,373.86.  The donations and the sources of them was truly inspirational ranging from my Mom’s jar of change that resulted in the highest donation of $375 to Steve Price who was my first donation of $50.  Along the way I learned so many stories of people touched by cancer in some way and many specifically by Leukemia or Lymphoma.  Although this is not the first time I have raised money for this worthy cause, this is by far the largest amount I have ever raised and it is even more incredible given the tough economic times we are in.

So as a result, at the race on Sunday, I am going to do my best to give 107% effort.  This is my second Olympic distance triathlon.  In the first, the Loveland Triathlon, two summers ago, it took me a total time of 4 hours 14 minute and 15 seconds to finish. Not a blazing speed, but I don’t do these because I am good at them, but because they are good for me.  So since my donors gave 7% more than I needed I am going to work to have a 7% improvement in my time, which is roughly 18 minutes.  I wanted to break 4 hours anyhow so this will really push me.  So stay tuned and we will see if I meet this latest goal that all of my donors set for me.

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