I have signed up for the Churchill Half Marathon here in Toledo which is to take place on 11-8-14. I’m not particularly a runner and have never ran a half marathon before. I have started training and have set a goal to run the race in less than 2 hours which would mean running an average of 9 minutes per mile for 13 miles. I am challenging myself to accomplish something new in my life. Life is about personal challenges, setting goals toward new achievements and making a difference for others. I may not be able to achieve the goal of running my first half marathon in less than 2 hours but I am going to try my hardest none the less. Life is about pursuing goals whether they are obtainable or not.
I would like to place a challenge to everyone who reads this post. The challenge involves getting involved in something to help others. If I can run the Churchill Half Marathon in less than 2 hours, then I would ask you to make a donation of up to $10 to the BrianMatters foundation. Our foundation is focused on helping the youth of today make better, healthier decisions regarding alcohol and other abusive substances. My wife and I continue to speak to schools regarding these issues and have given over 30 talks thus far and have spoken to over 15,000 teenagers. In addition, the foundation has already donated $10,000 dollars to Kids Unlimited organization to help benefit children less fortunate than most of us. The after school program provides tutoring and meals to inner city children in order to afford them a better chance to succeed in the future. BrianMatters is trying to make a positive difference in the lives of children today.
On the other hand, if I do not break the 2 hour mark, then I will commit to a 2nd and even a 3rd half marathon if necessary until I achieve my goal. I will have a live link so you can follow me the day of the race. You will be able to track my distance, heart rate and running time live as I am running. We will also have a live GoPro cam feed race day. It is set to be an exciting race! You can sign up for my challenge on www.brianmatters.com under the Events heading. PLEASE Share this Post so we can get as many people involved as possible. I will give weekly updates on my progress as well.