May 5, 2010
Some years back while I was in college I lost my hair after losing a bet that the men's basketball team wouldn't make the Division II Ellite 8.
In Division II the Elight 8 is a similar to the Final Four in D-1. Eight teams play over three days to determine a champion. During my college years my alma mater's men's hoops team made it to back-to-back D-II title game, losing both. But I digress.
The point, is that after losing that bet I spent the next few weeks looking like Uncle Fester. During that period when I was afraid my hair would never grow back, I decided future bets would include something less humiliating and more beneficial.
Which brings me to today.
About a month ago I made a simple wager with my trainer over my weight. If I lost enough weight in the alloted time he donated $100 to a charity of my choice. If I didn't, I donated that amount to his charity.
Today my last chance to meet that goal, and while I did drop 2 more lbs. I missed my goal. Time to pay up.
But before I do, I wanted to tell you a bit about Randy's charity.
It is Tri-ing for Moore County Kids. The group is trying to raise $5K for MooreHealth, a coalition of health & community groups whose aim was to increase public awareness of childhood obesity while providing opportunities to adopt healthy lifestyle habits.
They hope to reach their goal before Aug. 29 when the quintet competes in Ironman Louisville.
If the group reaches its goal, the money will be used to buy playground equipment for three local schools.
For more on the group, or to donate, check out Tri-ing for Moore County Kids.
Good luck to the team. I'm rooting for you. Maybe if you reach your goal I will let you shave my head.
Then again, maybe not....