February 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm 2 comments


So you know how I’ve signed up for this race right?  Well, in order for me to get there I have to fund raise.  The other day my brother twittered the link and it got a great response.  I encourage you to do the same, if not on twitter than Facebook or other networking sites/blogs, spread the word! 

I’m pretty sure not that many people know about Crohn’s and colitis.  Everything you need to know you can find at CCFA.org, like how at least one million people in America have Crohn’s or colitis.  It can be an uncomfortable topic of discussion, especially for people who live with it, but it is something I think that with enough support and research will be cured within my lifetime.  Not everybody I know knows that I have colitis.   I’m using this race/fundraiser as a sort of coming out party, to raise awareness but also to prove to myself and others that if you get sick you can rise above it and still be healthy and happy. 

Right now, aside from using the internet, I’m cooking up other fundraising ideas.  Keep an eye out for those, could get interesting. 

 If you have any ideas for for raising money, or if you want to know more about my experience with colitis don’t hesitate to e-mail. 

I know we’re in a recession and a lot of us are strapped for cash, but if you have anything laying around you can go here and help out a good cause.  Plus it feels good to donate.



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  • 1. Karen  |  February 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Welcome to the Team!

    I ran Napa to Sonoma last year with Team Challenge, and I’m going back for more this year. Good luck with the training and fundraising, and we’ll see you in Napa! 🙂

  • 2. Karen  |  February 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Patrick!

    Our kickoff party is tonight, and I’m excited. 🙂

    As for advice for a first time halfer, here goes: stick with your training program as best you can, but don’t stress about it. Do what you can and enjoy the time in the laces.

    I haven’t read much in your journal, but are you a regular runner? If you are, you’ll be great, and even if you’re not, the training program will get you ready to tackle the distance. It’s going to be a great 20 weeks (and six days)!


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