Accountability and The Double Dog Dare

My thoughts today are short and saucy.

A childhood friend is a chaplin in the Army and is currently deployed.  His self-imposed deployment goal was to run 400 miles.  He is 160 miles closer to his goal and was just challenged to start over and join the 300 club. His Facebook status question this morning was if he should just continue on with his own goal or start over.  I encouraged him to start over.  Perhaps he would inspire someone else and cause a ripple in the pond, as it were.  He responded that I should remember that he is old.  I responded with some tacky smack talk.  Then, I offered to join him.

My knee may not let me run 300 miles in the next four months:but, I can walk it.  So, here’s my challenge to you: walk 300 miles with me.  Between today, 3 May 2013 and 3 September 2013, run or walk 300 miles. Take monetary pledges and donate them to your favorite charity.  Keep track with an exercise app.  Do it on the QT and use the satisfaction of knowing you did it to quietly encourage yourself or someone else.  Just do it.

If you would like to participate, email me at  Give me either your real name or a user name, whether you want to run or walk, and anything else you want to share.  Then, send me updates on Fridays.  I’ll post the information you want to share and I’ll share it with Ronnie, as well.  Encourage him, encourage yourself and let’s do something fun.

I double dog dare you.


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