If you’ve read any of my other social media posts, then you’re aware that I’m going to be that guy and simultaneously brag about running a marathon while bilking you out of hard-earned cash. It’s ‘Lose/Lose!’ However, keep reading, and maybe there could be something in it to redeem your possible dollar loss!
I’ve been trying to think of ways to make this more interesting/enjoyable for people, and I’ve come up with two ideas:
1. Public Humiliation (of me): if you donate $25 or more to the Red Cross, then I will wear one item of your choosing [stipulation: please nothing heavy or that will impede my vision or movement while running 26.2 miles]. It could be one of the dozen tutus that you have lying around. It could be a bumper sticker with something humorous on it. You can tell me to buy some of those hilarious Groucho Marx glasses on Amazon (if I need to buy something, keep it reasonable). Limitless possibilities!
2. YOUR OWN MARATHON ENTRY!!! I have an extra marathon entry with your name on it! You could run the Chicago Marathon! Wouldn’t that be exciting?! Sure, training is halfway through, and it’s really really exhausting, but I believe in you! If you donate $25 and send me an email requesting to be in the running (pun intended), I’ll let you know by September 5th! Neat! Or, you could give it to someone you know! Or, you could sell it on Craigslist for profit like a jerk!
Thanks a ton!!!