I ask you for a Donation... You tell me to "Take a Hike!"
I have been exceptionally fortunate in life with my career, my wife and 2 amazing & healthy children... It's overdue that I start paying back. The last time I flew to San Diego, I saw a woman holding a Make-A-Wish sign with a child’s name on it. A likely very sick kid was flying into San Diego & getting a life long wish fulfilled (Lego Land, Shamu, Play on the field at Petco?). There are so many awesome stories of what Make-A-Wish has done and coordinated with companies, celebrities, athletes and more. Is there anything cooler than that? How about the people who made it happen...
With that said, I have decided taking part in the Trailblaze Challenge for Make-A-Wish. I will hike 26.2 miles through Bear Mountain to raise both money and awareness for kids with life threatening medical conditions. For more than just my time, as father and a human being on this Pale Blue Dot, this is a cause which I truly believe in. Make-A-Wish brings hope to children who need to find the strength & will to go through not only the symptoms of their disorders but also the invasive & sometimes debilitating medical treatments. This charity is also immensely important parents and family members whose lives have been turned upside down and would give everything that have away just to see their child with joy in their eyes.
Everyday I’m grateful for what I have and yet I've been feeling Guilty. Not guilty for having healthy & happy children, but for sitting on the sideline when I know I can help.
Please consider donating to my cause and follow me as I train to get ready for this thing! 1-day / 26.2 miles (the same distance as the bird flies from Port Jefferson to Monroe, Central Park to Stamford or Tijuana to Torrey Pines)
So I leave you with this ever-relevant quote for the world we current live in from the Doc: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
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Down to the Wire
$230 more to go. I've had the pleasure of speaking to a former client who was directly helped by Make-A-Wish - His daughter developed Leukemia. Make-A-Wish granted her a wish of a Tree-House and the joy that it brought her during her treatment as well as her parents to see her happy was utterly priceless. She beat it!
Make a real impact for our next generation whose lives have been turned upside down by illness.
by Michael Poserina on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 2:49 PM
Picking up the slack. Did 5 miles yesterday with 20lb weights on each foot. Justyna uses these "wraps" to keep her photo light stands from falling over. A bit cumbersome to walk but also forces me to lift my leg high after each step. Hopefully that will help me with tripping over myself on the hike.
So happy the hike wasnt this past weekend as it was 91F at Bear Mountain. Luckily the forecast for Saturday is sweet 70F
by Michael Poserina on Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 9:20 AM
Finally Got Access
Well I've finally gotten access again to my blog here after being locked out for pretty much the whole summer. 1 week left to go and still need about $700 more to hit my goal! I've been running, walking, and doing leg exercises to get into shape but the heat as of late has been a slap! Cant wait to meet the challenge.
by Michael Poserina on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 2:09 PM
Time to Kick this Off
Since I'm in Marketing, I know that Thursdays are the best days for Social Post interactions. So here we go. Who's going to be the first to contribute to my cause??
3 miles on the training schedule for today (baby steps) - I've been running, hiking, walking & biking. Although I'm putting biking on the back burner until I get a helmet. These roads by me are NARROW and hilly.
by Michael Poserina on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 7:51 AM
Well Here I go. Bought new boots. Not stupid enough to hike several miles in them out the door so I'm taking my time. 3 hikes and miles down including walking around my house 16 times which was 2 miles! They are starting to break-in but need to start more elevation hikes.
by Michael Poserina on Tue, Jun 05, 2018 @ 8:25 PM
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