"I'm overwhelmed by the strength of my body and the power of my mind. For one moment, just one second, I feel immortal." DIANA NYAD
The numbers are finally in for 2008. As a final run through, the numbers are somewhat jumpy here and there, although not all distances were carried over due to me running on the beach some of the time during the summer time, which was a great time and I must have totaled maybe 30 miles max...so I can't be that off...
From 1.1.2008 to 12.31.2008 -
I ran a total of about 231 training sessions (this could have been a stop and go moment such as going up to the park, stopping and stretching and then going around for a 6 mile loop with the group and stopping it and then going again back towards the office again so that can count as 3 different sessions)
A total of about 182 hours that I kept...which is surprising huh? 365 days a year and I'm not even out there for an hour each day? what's up with that?
105, 779 calories that was burned...
and the mileage? Yup, not even hitting 2000...1302 or 1332 the max.
Well, that means I have to hit 2009 miles in 2009...first to it right E?
on the other side, since we are talking about numbers, I received my ING Miami race number which had some kind of coorilation to my madness in numbers...
So many people wonder why I have 1117 in my e-mail address...I was not born on 11/17, so that has nothing to do with my madness as well. Well, 1117 is my priority number in my fraternity. So hence the whole crazyasian_1117 deal.
Now comes the madness...my number for the ING marathon is:
nope...not 1117...but 1170...is that not crazy? Well it was close, but not cigar! still crazy though. That makes it the 6th lowest numebr that I have in all of my marathons that I have done...still the lowest is 46.
Now on with some Alzheimer's News...
For all you college football fans, I have been realizing on Saturday or Sunday during the Rose Bowl that the announcers said something about the Alzheimer's Organization and was dumbfounded when they were announcing it. I was amazed of the publicity and quickly e-mailed the 2009 Boston team...
Then I saw it again during the Sugar Bowl and then I found that there was something up...So I searched on the web and found this:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dan Bell
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 310/497-7613
FOX SPORTS LAUNCHES FOX SPORTS SUPPORTS
Network’s First-Ever Year-Round Charitable Initiative Established
Campaign Debuts with Autism Speaks During 50th Daytona 500
Daytona, Fla. -- FOX Sports has proudly provided millions of viewers many of the greatest
moments in sports television history since its inception in 1994. This Sunday, it hopes to begin
to improve the quality of life for millions in need.
FOX Sports has established FOX Sports Supports, an on-air charitable initiative devoted to
raising awareness, providing financial assistance and spurring volunteerism for select health
related charities. The announcement was made today by David Hill, Chairman of the FOX
Sports Television Group and Bill Wanger, Senior Vice President of Research and Programming,
"There have been so many incredible moments here at FOX Sports that have made me proud
over the last 14 years, but this initiative ranks above all the rest," said Hill. "To apply our
resources to assist so many people in need gives everyone at FOX Sports an incredibly
The project was initiated by establishing four health-related classifications: diseases, disorders
and disciplines; patient and family support; treatment and prevention services and medical
research. Months of research went into determining a final list of worthwhile organizations from
which to choose in each classification. FOX Sports employees were then asked to vote
privately to determine the inaugural FOX Sports Supports charities. They are:
·Alzheimer's Association (diseases, disorders and disciplines)
·Autism Speaks (medical research)
·Children's Health Fund (treatment and prevention services)
·Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (patient and family support)
The organizations selected for FOX Sports Supports’ first year have been assigned to one of
FOX Sports’ primary broadcast properties. Autism Speaks, which kicks-off the entire campaign
on Sunday, Feb. 17 (2:00 PM ET) during the 50th Daytona 500, continues through the entire
NASCAR on FOX season. The Make-A-Wish campaign runs throughout the entire MLB on
FOX season beginning in April, and includes the All-Star Game, National League Championship
Series and World Series. The Children's Health Fund campaign runs throughout the 2008-2009
NFL on FOX regular season and postseason, culminating with the NFC Championship Game.
Finally, Alzheimer's Association is featured throughout FOX Sports' coverage of the 2009 BCS,
including the FedEx BCS National Championship Game.
FOX Sports is backing the FOX Sports Supports initiative with in-game and/or pregame
mentions, both verbal and graphic. The network also plans to produce public service
announcements using FOX Sports on-air personalities designed to inform, educate and solicit
"Everyone at FOX Sports is committed to assisting these, and many other worthy causes in the
years ahead and beyond," said Wanger. "By combining the power of the FOX Sports brand
with the four greatest sports in the world, we really believe we can help make a difference in a
countless number of people’s lives."
ABOUT THE CHARITIES:
Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association, founded in 1980, is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. It works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks, founded in 2005, is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Autism Speaks recently merged with two other Autism organizations to become the world’s largest autism advocacy organization. Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne founded Autism Speaks and currently serve on the board of directors.
Children's Health Fund: (CHF) Co-founded in 1987 by singer/songwriter Paul Simon and
pediatrician/child advocate Dr. Irwin Redlener, CHF is committed to providing health care to the nation's most medically under-served children and their families through the development and support of innovative medical programs, response to public health crises, and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children. They partner with major academic medical centers to deliver health care to disadvantaged children and families in both rural and urban areas across the country. CHF is supported by celebrities Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. ChildrensHealthFund.org
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America: Make-A-Wish-Foundation grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its creation in 1980, MAWF has granted the wishes of more than 150,000 children.