Monday, November 12, 2007

God's Love We deliver (Update)

The sly Tater has made a second donation bringing me to within one penny of my established goal.

Anyone with a spare penny can get me to my goal by donating it here.
UPDATE: Mike just put me over the top! What a guy!

On Saturday, I ran some of the course in Central Park. Did two miles in just under 16 minutes. Rather respectable.
Today, on an indoor track, I did 4 miles in 38:15. No sweat, but left knee complained for awhile.

I must admit to feeling really pleased about having used this self-indulgent little jewelbox of a blog to do some good, and I am in awe of all the fine folks (listed below) who donated. I sure hope I didn't miss anyone. And to the person who wondered whether that was a photo of my calves, I assure you it is, and you may view the proof this coming Sunday (or any day, sub umbra nocte, in other less "plein airy" venues of the city).

(Entering its fourteenth year, the Race to Deliver is God’s Love We Deliver’s largest annual fundraiser. Since its inception, over 55,000 New Yorkers have come to Central Park to raise nearly $8 million, providing more than three million meals for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses.

Last November, the Race to Deliver was not just another walk in the park for the 6,000 participants. It brought over 1,800 supporters of God’s Love We Deliver to Central Park. The event was hosted by the ever-topical Joan Rivers. Sponsored by their friends and families, participants walked or ran for the benefit of God’s Love We Deliver.)

UPDATE: Ted, whoever you are and wherever you are, thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE: David, it starts at 10AM. That should get you on stage on time, and thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE: Tater, third time is the charm, and so are you. Thanks for your generous donation. (TWICE!!)
UPDATE:SuperDaddy, I'll do an extra lap forya. Thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE:evilganome, Come on down and bring your running shoes. Thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE:Lynette, send me that bread recipe. I'm gonna need to carbo-load next Saturday. Thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE: David B, wherever you are and whoever you are, thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE:Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, please start blogging again, and thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE:Stash, see ya Sunday, and thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE:Blithering Knitiot, a high fiber blogger! Thanks for your generous donation.
UPDATE: Mike Missya. Will you be home for Christmas? Thanks for your generous donation.


dpaste said...

I guess I won't be going out drinking Saturday night. I'll have to coordinate with C to find where the gang will be gathering to cheer you on.

Tony Adams said...

I think we will meet at our place and walk over to the starting line which is also the finish line. C is also running, but Stash and Tommy and George and maybe even the grumpy Joe will be cheering, so you'll be in good company.

Anonymous said...

Hey there. I'm Blithering Knitiot, and I've been reading your blog for quite some time now, and I felt that this was a wonderful cause to give to. Thank you for taking part in this wonderful fundraiser, and I'm very glad to help. Good luck with the race!

I'm a single gay guy in upstate New York who blogs mostly about knitting and daily life out in the sticks. Nothing major, no drama, just me and the dog and fiber...

Tony Adams said...

Paul, send me your blog name and I'll link it. Thanks again!

Tony Adams said...

Paul, nevermind. I found it, as you can see above. Nice stuff!

Anonymous said...


It's nothing complicated, just sticks and some string... LOL!

evilganome said...

I will have to see if I can make it down for the day to cheer you on. If not, best of luck to you both. Only as cheering squad member, I'm afraid.

By the way, nice pins!

tornwordo said...

I tried, but it won't take my credit card. I can't mail because I don't have a US dollar account. I'd like a tiny bit of credit for trying, lol. Anyway. Congrats on surpassing your goal!

Tony Adams said...

Thanks, Torn!

Mike said...

My pleasure, T -- I won't be heading home this Christmas, though. Not really enough vacation time accrued, so Mom and Sis are flying out for a week or so to visit me. That way I can take half-days, and they can use the guest room...

When are you coming out to visit, hmmm?