June 9th, 2007

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Triathlons and money hounding

I guess via email, the post didn't use HTML.. Heh.. So, this was stuck in my sema.. I'll repost it..

I wonder when LJ will let me post this.. It seems to be taking hours. 

Well, my first Triathlon (The Philly Tri) is coming up. Scary. I'm a member of Team CHOP, and the Philly Tri does benefit the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's oncology (cancer) unit. Even though CHOP is #1, it is still a charity, and every dollar helps the children survive - right now over 75% of the children treated at CHOP for cancer survive. If you wanted to make a donation, there's a donation page on the CHOP's website:
Donate Now
Select “Cancer Center – Philadelphia Triathlon” from the drop-down menu in the “Type of Donation” section and make sure to include my name (Shyrie Edmonson) in the “I make this gift in honor of” section.

Since I'm already houding for some donations. I'm also accepting donations for the MS 150 ride in September. I know it's a bit early, but I do actually try to raise some money for that group. The money goes to helping local residents with Multiple Sclerosis. Here's the link to the Donate page for the MS society:
Shyrie's MS Society Page

I believe you can send checks to either of the organizations, possibly by printing a page, and mailing it off. If you want, I can take checks or cash in person (for either event) and I usually add the cash payments as online payments regularly (batched), and give the checks on the event day. I've raised over $1000 the last two years for the MS society, but this is my first year for the Philly Tri. I even learned how to swim to participate!

Two weeks

In two weeks, I will (if all goes well) have completed my first Triathlon.  I know it's a sprint, but still scary for me.  I've leanred how to swim (albeit, I'm not great at it).  Just scary to think that in two weeks from now, I'll be done, probably home.  (My swim start time will be at like 8am, and I figure I'll be done in about two hours).  So, 10am, I can get ready to go home.... By 1, I should definately be home, possibly showered and taking a nap.

I just want to do it so I don't end up being 90 years old, unable to really move myself well, wishing I had done it.  So, I figure, I have to do everything I'd want to do.  One day, even mountain climbing (but that's next year at the earliest).  Next week is skydiving.. Then, the world!  Maybe hanggliding or whatever someday.. That seems fun.  skydiving first.. I can swim, so scuba diving someday, too!  See, I'm getting all excited. =)

What else was there? Hmm..  I need a wetsuit.. Don't think I'll fit XL .. But, will have to go somewhere to try one on.  I had more I wanted to write, but I forget what that was......