Doing It Again

2011/03/16 at 8:23 pm | Posted in Health | 2 Comments
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It may not be until October but I’m getting the word out now.

Last year, I rode in the Long Beach Marathon Bike Tour and raised about $300 for Special Olympics of Southern California. It was my first ride and I had a great time doing it and knowing that it was for a great cause.

I’ve already registered for this year’s event and I’m am also doing it for charity: Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA. As a father, if there is anything that makes me melt, it’s seeing the little ones in this hospital bravely battle whatever ails them–most with smiles on their faces. I wish I could be as strong as they.

But I can never be, which is why I’m doing the next best thing by raising money to help the hospital care for these courageous children. If you would like to support me, you can donate by going to this page.

Thanks in advance for your support. The kids will appreciate it.


  1. I was reading your 5K story and I was really motivated. I am so determined to do a 5k this end of summer, but I haven’t quite gotten to the point where I can jog 3.1 yet, so I’m terrified I won’t get to that point in time… I suppose I’ll keep chugging along and see it soon enough.

    Great ride you’re planning on doing!

    • Thanks 🙂 I look forward to the ride for more reasons than one.

      You’d be surprised at how fast a 5k can go. I finished in under 40 minutes with little training or other planning; I just jumped into it and kept a steady pace. Just be sure that your body is up to it for the first time, otherwise you could hurt yourself. It was the adrenaline that pushed me to keep going.

      I’m sure you can do it but if not, check out Couch25k for some tips on how to begin if you are totally lost. As is my mantra around here, if I can do it, I’m confident that anybody can 🙂

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