Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Train for a good cause

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you will know that I am looking for something else to train for now that I am done with the marathon.  I've had a lot of suggestions from various runs such as the Warrior Dash, Dances With Dirt, Tough Mudder, to triathlons, to CrossFit competitions.  Today I got an email from a coworker of mine Suzy, who you can follow at www.run51.blogspot.com and watch her quest to complete a marathon in all 50 states, and she sent me a link to a great competition and something that is a great cause. 

The link is https://www.eventsasrx.com/AG2011-Event.php and it's for the Afghan Games.  It's sponsored by Kandahar CrossFit in Afghanastan and is a way to see who is the fittest soldier taking part in the operations over there.  It's also a way for those of us over here to compete against them at a local CF affiliate.  The cost is $20 and all of the proceeds go towards purchasing weight training equipment for the troops over there.  I for one couldn't think of a better way to spend 20 bucks and get in shape in the process. 

So if you have the time, check out the link to the event or check out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/AfghanGames?sk=info.  I am looking forward to competing against the great men over in Afghanastan and helping them get the training equipment they need.  This is my next event and this is what I will be training for.  I urge you to join me and show a little support to our troops.

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