Friday, February 3, 2012

An Important Update about the 40 Miles for Autism fundraiser

Hi Everybody, thank you for stopping by today. I mentioned in a previous post that I was in a car accident in early November 2011. My car was destroyed but my personal injuries were minor..... Sorta. About 6 weeks after the accident it is discovered that I have a mild concussion. It gave me terrible headaches anytime I would read or use the computer. Since those are two key elements of my job it made being productive at work a real challenge. In the last couple weeks those side effects finally began to subside and I started to feel "normal" again. Last weekend I decided to have a mild & short term trip on the treadmill. I only did 20 minutes and I kept it under 4 mph. The next day the headaches returned. When I met with my therapist on Tuesday I told her what happened and she informed me that even 20 minutes at such a low speed was "overdoing it" for someone in my condition. She recommended I hold off on anything else until Thursday or Friday and then It would be no more than 5 minutes and no more than a normal walking pace. After a week of that I could increase by one minute but not the speed. She then informed me that I really should avoid strenuous exercise for another 4-6 months.

In other words, I cannot begin to train again for my run in May until June or July at the soonest. So I have decided to move the Run from May 19th to October 20th. This way I should be all healed up and can fully prepare myself for the 40 mile run.

The good news to come out of this is I will have more time to hit my $40k goal and I can schedule more fun events to meet people and raise awareness. Not really the plan I was going for, but I intend to make the best of this otherwise frustrating situation.

So spread the Word! The run has been moved to October. BTW, I still have T-shirts for sales in XL and XXL for $25 including shipping. I seem to be stuck at the $10k mark ( just under it actually) so I really do need everyone's help to hit my goal. Please post , re post, share, tweet and even print this out and leave it in the break room at your office.

Thank you, Together we can do great things!

Mike S.