Going out of my gourd for a GREAT cause...
Well, I took the plunge. After mulling it over and not being able to talk myself out of it, I started training this morning to run the 2008 SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON! Assuming that I finish (and don't get eaten alive by those gigantic hills!) this will be my second marathon (after Dublin, Ireland, in 2005) in which I will be raising money for the angels at AIDS Project Los Angeles, who minister much-needed food, transportation, housing, and medical services to our thousands of brothers and sisters living with HIV-AIDS.
There are lots of reasons NOT to want to run 26.2 brain-melting miles, but this is a cause I truly believe in, as I also believe in giving back to the universe when the universe is good to you. I've been really blessed in the last year, and the timing, as busy as things are right now, feels absolutely right. So, for the next six months, I'll be getting up at the crack of dawn to run my skinny ass off to help raise money to make the lives of others a little better. If you would like to join TEAM MIKE and help me out in reaching my fundraising goal of $2400, please feel free to DONATE HERE.