I recently posted on facebook saying how I was surprised how many people instinctively asked me what charity I was giving to for the Quickie in the Forest, because I wasn't donating to anyone. I just wanted to put on a great event and break even if I could. Anyway, so now I'm getting involved with a charity. So? I can do what I want, it's my company! Haha.
Movember is particularly important to me because last year I worked at a PR company in Auckland called Paul Blomfield PR (awesome bunch of cats) and Movember was my account. I got to experience first hand the incredible work they do, especially all hard work the National Manager Rob Dunne does so I'd like to continue supporting the cause from in Christchurch. One other thing is my bro in law has battled non Hodgkins Lymphoma (successfully) and I myself have recently clawed my way out of some mean as depression - two conditions Movember seeks to smash!
You may be aware of events targeted specifically at women like the Special K Women's Duathlon series, well there isn't anything around focussing on men's fitness/health. So that's what we're going to do as part of Movember - an event where we'll encourage the average Kiwi bloke to get involved. Do it solo, do it with your mates, egg each other on, put a wager on it, I don't care, just get involved.
I'm still working on specifics but it's looking likely it won't be about distance, but time instead. Probably held in Hagley Park too. And I'll introduce interesting elements like eating a pie (maybe not) or changing a tyre or something manly. First and foremost it's about involvement and getting your body in check. So I'll keep you posted re progress! Thanks for stopping by.