Friday, September 23, 2005

2006 Already!

Yep! It is time to sign up for the 2006 events. You can look for me in Boston wearing Golden Yellow (Men With Heart team colors) and walking the distance, or in Dallas, Phoenix or San Diego doing the MotoCrew/Route Safety thing. I can't wait, and I still have two events in 2005 to do! Whooooooohoooo!

If you want to register for the 2006 events, click here. If you want to sponsor me for 2006 ;-) you can click here. Something new for 2006... you can reach my donation page directly at Pretty cool, if you ask me. Go ahead... ask me. I'll tell you, that is pretty darn cool.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

ACT Now!

Just got back from the San Diego All Crew Training (ACT). For many of us, this is just a day to rekindle year-old friendships and make a few new ones. So many of us have done this event so many times that learning how to put up a tent or that stretching is as important for us as it is for the walkers is old hat and, unfortunately, a little boring. So, we spend our morning trying to remember where we know these faces from -- which city, which year. It is the best part of ACT. We try to pay attention, but we end up drifting off into small groups and talking about past events, fellow team mates and what we are expecting for this year's monster shin dig.

This year's event in San Diego is humongous (sorry, no other word comes close). We cut off walker registration at 6,000. Last year we registered about half of that. The crew is similarly large and teams have had to cope with twice as many of everything -- gear and tent trucks, sweep vans, medical transport vehicles and, yes, Route Safety motorcycles. Our team is 23 strong this year, compared to 10 last year. We have chosen to break it into 3 smaller teams, one of which I will have the honor of leading.

So, to all my old friends who will crew in San Diego, thank you for returning. To my new friends crewing this year, welcome and look for me at next year's ACT and say "I remember you from 2005! San Diego, right?"