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I'm not grumpy all the time, just enough for people to think I am. I'm an almost frum, liberal, conservadox Jew who davens with Chabad. I love movies, music, chinese food, and working out. I'm training for a marathon and trying to quit smoking at the same time. Oh yeah, and on most days, I really hate my job.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mitzvathon 2009

Marathon training is going great. Last night I did my first 7 mile trek. It was a lot of fun. My time was where I expected it to be, 1 hour 20 minutes, and at the end I felt like I could keep going for another hour. So, I'm right where I need to be with my training at this stage of the game. My legs are pretty spent today, so tonight I'm going to take it easy. 1 mile run, and a 1.5-2k swim.

Oh yeah, why is this post titled Mitzvathon 2009? Because I'm working to raise 36000.00 to be split between 2 different charities. If 770 people commit to sponsor me at $1.80/mile ran, then we will reach our goal. I already have 6 people on board and another person working on a website. I know that's not much, but it's a good start.

If you are interested in helping St. Louis Solomon Shechter Day School's tuition assistance program and Chabad of Chesterfield get their first Shul off the ground, please comment or email me, and I will be in touch with you about the specifics.

But, I am super excited today. At 11:30, I get to meet with the head of fundraising for Solomon Shechter to talk about the P.R. blitz we are going to do with this. Links and the new website will be posted as soon as they're available.

Peace out


jenisnape said...

I'm in for $1.80/mile :)
When is this happening though (As I can't really spare much until after I get settled in the netherlands ^^;)

GrumpyJew said...

it's on April 5th, 2009. So, hopefully you'll be settled then. There will be a paypal account for this, so you can donate from anywhere!

GrumpyJew said...

oh, and thank you very much for supporting this project. you're number 7 on the list of doners! big hugs to you.