Saturday, June 6, 2009
The wonderful warmth of summer generally motivates the he'll out of me to get out and do so much moret han normal. Already I have acted quite a bit on my dedication to sponsorship and chatty of 2009 and I know that the summer months will probably bring out a few more projects as well. But beyond that, My clients and myself tend to venture out to try some new things and push ourselves just that much harder. Here are some of the things I have taken part in, and a few other things to come:
The last Saturday of May played host to the DC high school championships where St. Alban's edged out Wilson in a nail biter that came down literally to the last pitch. I sponsored the event and had a booth up where we had vertical jump and broad jump testing, max push ups testing and a med ball throw test. It was a great success with the booth being crowded with children and older folks alike, even Mayor Fenty (whom I run with every now and again) came on over to check it out and his sons got some testing, was a good time.
Next week I'll be at a fundraiser for Brain-Food, a non profit that helps kids through cooking. I'll have some training up for auction.
On the personal front, I have a first ever triathlon in July, a trail tri that consists of a 3/4 mile open water swim, 14 mile mountain bike and 5 mile trail run. My goal is to actually place in the top ten of my division. Next will be the Marine Corps Marathon, my 11th, and the first after a year off of distance running. I hope to set a new PR (personal record) of 3:30 or faster.
I have summer strength and conditioning camps starting up on the 8th of June which will be pretty intense and fun. Mostly high school and college guys, and mostly baseball players, but really open to anyone who wants to seriously get in shape.
Lastly, I have a pretty big event being planned for April of 2010. I'm not quite ready to make the formal announcement on that yet but I will probably be making the formal info release next week. In the mean time, I'll run over a few of the smaller, fund raising events I will be putting on to raise awareness:
Running a Marathon - I'll be running a full 26.2 miles and people can sponsor miles or run with me. Afterward there will be a post run party with music and food.
Lifting 100,000lbs - Over the course of 4 hours, I will lift a total of 100,000lbs using deadlifts, squats, bench press, push press and pull ups. This will all take place during a silent auction type of gathering and there will be food, drinks and live music.
There will be one other event before the big April one that will involve everyone, perhaps a basketball tournament, or kickball or something along those line. Keep your eyes peeled to see those official announcements coming soon. I hope the summer sun inspres everyone to get out and be active as much as possible!
Never Stop, GET FIT.
Posted by Josh Courage at 2:16 PM