Another month is down, and it has been a very successful one in my quest to complete 1812 miles by swimming, biking, or running. You might call this my own personal triathlon campaign for the War of 1812 Preserve the Pension project! Remember the challenge is out there for one and all to complete the project with funds raised before I complete the 1812 miles combined, and the miles on bike as a stand-alone goal. The table below shows my progress to date:
|Grand Total Miles||130.25||337.8||468.05|
So with 468.05 total miles completed as of Saturday, 28 March 2015 that leaves 1343.95 miles to completion of the combined challenge, and 1492 miles for the completion of the additional stand-alone bike challenge.
On Saturday, 7 March I ran the Rex Lee Run of Cancer Research in behalf of several of my friends, and family battling with it. One of whom is Pat Oxley (Former FGS President) who by the way was one of the driving forces behind the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Project.
In this photo, I am pointing to the name of brother in-law “Alfred Krahenbuhl”, however Pat Oxley’s name is also on the wall at the race. Perhaps another way we can honor our colleagues battling with cancer is to contribute to the War of 1812 Preserve the Pension Project on their behalf. Hey, just a thought!
In this photo I am at my racking (Staging) area for the Icebreaker Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, 21 March 2015. As you can see, I am very serious about completing this challenge. It was also the day before my 61st birthday. My thoughts were with the valiant Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines that fought in the War of 1812. As I ran the race, I thought about them, swimming rivers, riding their horses over rough roads and pathways, and marching over some of that same terrain while carrying 40 to 50 pounds of gear. Yes, the very veterans we are trying to preserve the pensions for. Let’s not forget about what they have done not only for our Nation, but for us. Help lighten their burdens by contributing to the War of 1812 Preserve the Pension Project.
So what is on the docket for April? With the weather getting better with each passing day, you can rest assured that I will be out there completing the needed miles. On Saturday, 25 April 2015, I will be running in the “South Shore 5K – Helping our Neighbors in Need” which is hosted by the Interfaith Social Services Center in Quincy, Massachusetts. I will also be speaking at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Providence, RI from 14 – 18 April. So all of you out there in New England stop by and say hello and please contribute to the War of 1812 Preserve the Pension Project. Until the end of next month – THANK YOU!