Friday, April 8, 2011

The awesomeness of Team Awesome - 24 Hour Run For Cancer

Team Awesome Banner by Alanna - 
Survivor, Endurance Athlete and member of Team Awesome.

Before reading any further, I would like you to read Shannon’s blog post.

Read it?


So you will now know my next athletic endeavor is Virginia’s 24 hr Run for Cancer. By then I should have fully recovered from 50 miles at Umstead – and I also am thinking that I have quite a bit of unused energy, as well as a chunk of frustration left after Umstead was cut short by a cold.

Here’s an irony……… I am whining about a common cold, how about cancer? Yes, at least two of our team members have beaten the disease - I cannot fail to be inspired by that.

So, what is the plan? Well gosh darn it, I am glad you asked. I am going to have another try at 100 in 24. I have tried twice and fell short (38 miles the first time, 50 miles the second), so perhaps this is third time lucky – then again, maybe not. 

This isn’t about me though, it is about Team Awesome – we have a team course record to beat.

It is also about fund raising and of course awareness – if you do have the inclination, the link to donate is:

Team Awesome members: Shannon, Ray, Alanna, Charles, Tom, Amy, Frank, Cheryl, Jessi, David and Sabrina. Oh and me.

Just as an aside - we are also having some side bets. Carolinas vs "Rest of World" and Boys vs Girls -- probably a few more too.


  1. Hello James,
    As a past former serious runner, I enjoy at least reading about the experience of other runners. I am 73, and between age 43 and 63, my kids tell my running logs total 37,000 miles...including 8 marathons with a best time of 3 hrs, 10 minutes at age 47

    I wish you running good well but safely.

    Mtn Doc

  2. Good luck this weekend! Go Team Awesome!