|At Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon|
Well, it's that time of year. Thanksgiving is days away and Christmas shopping is looming. It's the season to think ahead to all the wonderful changes I'm going to make in my life in 2012 (after I lose enough weight to rebutton my pants and detox from my fruitcake-induced sugar coma). My mother and I have been contributors to Project Linus for a number of years, providing blankets to kids in need. In this month's newsletter I came across a way to benefit both myself and Project Linus in 2012.
Come January I will begin taking part in a Mary-Thon! This exercise program was begun by a Linus volunteer (yes, named Mary) as a way to motivate herself and others to get active and stay active. You can take part without it costing you a cent, but if you join with a premium registration ($35), you get extras like a bracelet, t-shirt, finisher's certificate, and (wait for it, wait for it) a medal! Those who have read my drivel long enough know that I'm wild about awards. Tell me I have the shot of earning a medal, a patch, a pin, or a ribbon and I'm in.
There are three types of Mary-Thons:
- Half Mary-Thon: Any exercise for 30 minutes, 3 days a week, for 26 weeks.
- Mary-Thon: Any exercise for 30 minutes, 5 days a week, for 26 weeks.
- Mega Mary-Thon: Any exercise for 30 minutes, 5 days a week, for 52 weeks.
I'll be going with the full, regular (i.e., not Mega) Mary-Thon. It's on the honor system, with participants simply logging time, and Project Linus will receive $15 of the registration fee. I'm a sucker for a medal and I'm a sucker for something benefitting charity and I'm a sucker for anything that promises to help me put down the needles and get my butt off the couch. Anyone wanna join me?
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