Monday, December 3, 2012

Getting in a shape other than round.

Well, 2013 has a task for me of loosing some extra weight. I tried to convince my wife that selling a few lead miniatures would do the trick but all I received was a n angry look.

Instead her response was that we will run a half marathon in February. Here are some snippets of my side of the unfolding conversation. Great, says I. Running. That is rather manly. I can do that. Besides how far can that be. 13.2 miles!?! Oh. Rats. OK. That's cool. I can handle that. Disney World. Huh. That could be neat. Our son would love it. The marathon is WHAT? The Princess Half Marathon!?! You're sure about this? OK, OK. We can do the girly marathon.

My wife immediately signed us up and I just found out that not only am I running in the girly half marathon, I also am running for charity. Well, that is not too bad. Since we both work with kids, we picked the Ronald McDonald House charity (The Fund Raising Page) to run for. I have done many hospital visits for sick kids and I know how important the work that RMH does for families. They allow parents of sick kids to be able to afford to stay near their kids while they are in the hospital.

Well that is all well and good but in order to run for these guys, I have to help them raise $500.00. Anyone want to help me loose weight and support a great charity in the bargain? If you are interested, send me a mail at


  1. Well, if you want moral support, I'm also aiming to lose weight - in my case 100lbs wouldn't hurt. :D

    1. I am right there with you. Any support: Moral or otherwise is always welcome.