I may or may not have accidentally, kind of, sort of, maybe signed up for another marathon in October. For those of you keeping score at home, that will be two marathons in one month. I will be running the Chicago Marathon on October 9th and the Inaugural Rock and Roll St. Louis Marathon on October 23rd. This will officially make me a Marathon Maniac (although I didn't realize that until afterwards). I couldn't help myself, I swear! I couldn't miss the first Rock and Roll in St. Louis, could I? Stupid running addiction....
And now for the muddy part....
I will be running the MS Mud Run 10K on May 7th. The 10K is riddled with obstacles, mud pits, trap doors, killer lions, and possible a gnu. The gnu may just be a rumor.
At the beginning of this new year I made a decision to start giving back through my running. So far I have done this through joining Girls on the Run and by volunteering at races (my first time is tomorrow morning!). Still, I wanted to do more. That's when I found out about the MS Mud Run. I've seen two of my good friends diagnosed with MS in the last couple of years. Plain and simple, it sucks. I love that this run gives me the opportunity to help raise funds for finding a cure. I also love that one hundred percent of the proceeds go to the National MS Society. I spoke to two of my old roommates and they decided to join me in my endeavor. Thus, Team Muddy Buddies was born.
Take a good look now. We will look nowhere near this clean on race day!
I've made it my personal goal to raise $500 by May 7th. I realize that many people either do not want to donate or are not in a position to donate. I understand and that's okay! If, on the other hand, you have a desire to and are in a position to donate, I would greatly appreciate it. Even if it is only $5, every dollar counts! Not only will you have my undying love and gratitude when you donate (priceless things), you'll also be entered to win one of three awesome secret prizes. I'll be revealing the prizes over the next week, but, needless to say, you are going to want in on this giveaway. Here's how to enter for one of the three awesome prizes:
- $5 = 1 entry, $20 = 5 entries
- Special bonus! Anyone who gives a minimum of $50 will be able to decide one piece of the costume that we will wear on race day. (Note to all the men out there: ADD, not take off. Get your mind out of the gutter!). With my love of crazy outfits, you could really have fun with this one!
- Spread the word on your blog (+1)
- Tweet like a bird (+1)
- Email your friends (+1)
- If you refer a friend and they donate, have them tell me that you sent them (+3)
You can either comment here about how many entries you have total or, if you'd rather, you can email me at onecrazypenguin@gmail. I'll be compiling a list between the list here and my email and announcing the winners on May 8th.
Closing note: spread the word! This is a great cause that I really believe in and I hope that you will help me reach my goal!