Monday, January 28, 2013

A new addition to the list! Need fundraising Assistance

So I've just secured a fundraising spot in Cupid's Undie Run: 

I will be stripping to my skivvies and running around in the frigid temps this February, all in an effort to raise funds so kids with neurofibromatosis (NF) can find the cures and support they need.
I am running in my undies in the freezing cold because we are in a race to cure NF. I believe we can do it! And for the millions of NF families around the world, I sincerely thank you for your help.
If I am willing to get out there in the middle of winter in my undies and make this bold move for such a worthy cause, I hope that you can spare a few dollars to contribute. 
Whether it be $5 or $500, every last donation to the Children's Tumor Foundation is appreciated, tax-deductible and goes a long way.
Just think - one donation could be equal to one night out to dinner, one movie with a friend, or your morning coffee. Save a life instead...

I need to raise $500 by February 9, so here goes, please support me in raising funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation, a great organization! 

Any help that you can provide would be appreciated!

Friday, January 18, 2013

My New Year Promise - 13 in 2013

So in 2013, I, Shannon Burke, will compete in 13 races between the dates of January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

This all started when I was thinking about what I should claim as my NYR...but have since changed it to a New Year Promise. The original idea was to run a race each month of the new year. But then I started thinking about how much I love the concept of a baker's dozen and so 13 races in 2013. When I got the fitbit in July of this year, I realized that I love the daily goal of 10,000 steps and get psyched when I beat that goal. Then when I signed up for the turkey trot in my neighborhood at Thanksgiving, I realized that walking 1 mile to the start, running a 5K, and walking home gave me almost 10,000 steps before 9:00 a.m. = awesome! So as a new long term challenge for the year, I've decided to participate in 13 races throughout the year. I invite anyone and everyone to join me for a race or all 13. I'll keep this blog up to date as a figure out the schedule and invite other suggestions too.

So far this is my plan:
January 15, 2013 - PCMA 5K Fun Run/Walk = DONE!
This was really fun (and 7 PCMA's in the making, since I've signed up each year and slept through). The race does not appear to have been timed, but I'll update if I find one.

February 10, 2013 - Pacers Love the Run You're With 5K
I did this one last year and have a love hate relationship with the hill, but generally not a bad course.

March - TBD

April 21, 2013 - The Parkway Classic 5K
There is also a 10 miler, and while I want to increase the mileage, that might be a bit much for me.

May 4, 2013 - The Hero Rush
This is an obstacle course themed around firefighter challenges. It's supposedly not as muddy as the mudruns I did in 2011, but still a big challenge and a lot of fun!
Join my team "Team Chiefy" and use this code: TEAM15 for 15% off., then click on Register Now.

June - TBD

July - TBD

August - TBD

September - TBD
I'm hoping to do the biathalon again for Potomac River Runners, but not sure of the date yet.

October - TBD

November - TBD

December - TBD

Baker's Dozen - TBD

I hope that my telling everyone what my goals are that you'll all keep me honest and help me get this done!