Saturday, February 27, 2010

Training Again!

This running thing is intermittent for me.  Sometimes I run four miles a day every day, but then sometimes I don't do anything for a few months.  However, Run for The Reason gives me the drive to be consistent.  It's tough starting from scratch, but I know it's for a good cause.  Last year the entire team raised >$30,000 for ACS.  I hope we can do better than that this year.  Please, keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I continue my training.  This isn't easy, but I'm going to do it.

You can follow my progress at the following locations:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Run for the Reason 2010 Kickoff

The Alabama Power Run for the Reason is a 2 ½ day continuous run through the state of Alabama to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Three teams of seven runners each take turns running through the state in leapfrog style. Each runner covers about 20 miles over the weekend. Each team (and therefore each runner) will run twice in a 24 hour period. When not running, participants ride in RVs and sleep in hotels.

The Run for the Reason (RFTR) participants are employees of Alabama Power and raise funds to support the American Cancer Society (ACS).

  • What: A two and a half day continuous run covering 350 miles

  • Why: To raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society

  • How: Teams of runner take turns running through the state in leapfrog style, running approximately 20 miles throughout the event. Runners cover 3 to 4 miles increments every 12 hours. Four drivers per team pilot the runners' RVs and lead vehicles that accompany the runners throughout the state.

  • Where: The run begins at the Alabama/Georgia state line and ends at Alabama's coast, on Dauphin Island.

  • When: Thursday, April 29 - Saturday, May 1, 2010

  • Who: Drivers and runners are Alabama Power or Southern Company employees working in the state of Alabama.