Start placing your bets now.  Will this end in epic victory or massive heart attack?  It's going to be a long weekend for me friends.  Tomorrow morning I will be joining thousands of other runners in Downtown Flint for the Crim 10 Miler.  Sunday morning, I'll get filthy at the Down & Dirty Mud Run in Detroit.

My times are getting better and the runs are getting easier.  After spending much of my free time training, I'm actually feeling pretty confident about running these two races this weekend.  If I can get through these, I should have no problem making it through my 15 mile nemesis in September.

Tomorrow morning, the Crim 10 miler. I do have to say a big thanks to George and the rest of the crew over at Jesters for sponsoring my efforts in the Crim!  Be sure to swing by and get some good food and a few drinks after the festivities in downtown!

If I survive that, I'm stepping my game up and blazing through the Down and Dirty in Detroit!  If you are a fan of the adventure mud runs, join me on Sunday for a little fun!

This whole journey is a quest to raise $1,000 for the American Heart Association.  My whole family has been hurt by heart disease and we have lost a few loved ones way before their time.  $1,000 is a small drop in the bucket but every little bit helps!

There are still more races to be run, so if you or your business would like to help sponsor or donate to the cause, it would be greatly appreciated.  You can contact me directly at or click the link below to donate.

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