It’s funny. I have all these irons in the fire - shopping two novels, writing another one, plus writing new short stories, poems, and a graphic novel, plus maintaining this web site and ANOTHER web site that has yet to be unveiled, plus raising two kids, wooing a potential new client, and finishing various house projects and all the housework that needs to be done.
All that, and all I can think about is what I’m going to do tomorrow.
Yeah, so here’s the deal. Tomorrow I’m getting up at about 5 a.m. (on a Saturday morning! GROAN!), taking a quick shower and shaving my head to the skin again. Then I’m driving two hours into the north Georgia mountains where I’ll suit up, paint my head red, and start running on THIS obstacle course.
Naturally, I have to blame somebody for this bit of foolishness, and today I blame my awesome friend Jeff Jarvis.
Jeff has been doing the Warrior Dash for a couple of years with his brother and several of his friends. Being a guy who kinda digs running, and a guy who kinda digs partying, I gravitated toward participating in the Warrior Dash myself. Last year I wanted to do it, but the timing wasn’t right and I missed out. This year, I’m in. Me, Jeff, our friend Jimmy, and several hundred other “warriors” are set to run, sweat, crawl, climb, and hurdle ourselves through water, mud, and fire.
It’s occupying a lot of my bandwidth - enough so that I figured if I was going to write a post for this site today, it’d have to be about tomorrow’s impending adventures. So that’s what you’re getting.
As a final note, I found out that I could actually use my “Dash” in a charitable fashion, so I hooked up with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and dedicated my run to raising money for sick kids. If you’re reading this and helping sick kids is something YOU’D be interested in, here’s a link to my St. Jude’s site. Click through and donate. I’m thinking about writing a follow-up to this post letting you know how the Dash went, as well as saying a big thank you to everybody who donated.
Thanks ahead of time. Wish me luck.