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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Heat is On!

If you watch the NBA you probably heard that the Miami Heat won the championship this year after playing all 7 games in the series. I know as an athlete that it takes a lot of dedicated training, determination and even inspiration to go all the way and become a true Champion. During the last 6 months I started to run again, since the last time I ran was 5th grade, and I knew right away that I had it in me to go far. As the story goes, I thought I would just take off and run across the country, nearly 3000 miles, but then I remembered I don't have the energy of a 5th grader at the age of 36. So I started slow and finally ran 3 miles at a little over 9 minutes per mile. Now 6 months later something has changed and a movement has begun with over 2100 people now running right along side of me as we run for our destination, the White House. Now that summer is here, its time to turn up the heat and melt the soles off of our running shoes to create as much awareness as possible with every mile for Our Kids with cancer. https://www.facebook.com/events/129786293855902/

In the coming days we will be faced with many new challenges bigger than any we have seen before  to keep racking up the miles in this event. I think by the end of June we will be on the road to 100,000 miles and as we prepare for the 7/7/7 challenge we should see more people joining through the next two months. I have a personal goal that I am preparing for this week, that will take me farther than I have ever been before, but with the opportunity to take our most dedicated runners with me as captains of their own states. This will be the biggest 50/50 challenge yet and will lead us right up to the White House on September 1st. I will reveal more details soon as this challenge will begin on July 13th.

This weekend I will be taking my 4 year old son Lincoln, who was diagnosed with A.L.L. leukemia nearly two years ago, to the Nike Campus to join a special event with The Jessie Rees Foundation.  https://www.facebook.com/JessieReesFoundation Lincoln is very excited to meet a real football player and get an autograph. I will be very happy to meet Erik Rees (daddy) and his NEGU crew and tell them about our Run to the White House for Childhood Cancer Awareness.

This weekend is going to be very, very hot around the country and could reach 100 in the valley here in Oregon. Let keep hydrated and keep those miles coming for the Smiles of the hero's that we Celebrate. https://www.facebook.com/Smiles4Miles2013

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