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Rules? We prefer to think of them as guidelines.

Juneathon is, after all, (to quote Highway Kind) ‘an annual festival of activity and excuses’, so there aren’t really any rules as such, but, it’s nice to have a few guidelines.

So here they are:

Run or do some form of exercise every day.

Blog/tweet/post on the Juneathon Facebook Group page about it within 24 hours (please note if you’re only tweeting you won’t be eligible to win any prizes, if there are any).

Join the Juneathon group at the Running Free website and log your runs/exercise. This is optional, but it’s fun to see the miles build up for everyone.

Visit other blogs and leave comments, giving your support.

It would also be great if you could link to the Juneathon website and display the ‘Juneathon Participant’ logo (above).

And that’s about it really.

Good luck!

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This is my second Juneathon. I will not be competing for first place this go around. I was laid off a couple of months ago and I just don’t have stones for a raging battle. I will try for some qualitative experiences.

  1. I will run a 5K wearing an authentic Mil Mascaras wrestling mask. It has mylar sequins all over it and a giant letter M on the forehead. Flames are streaming back from the holes cut for eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  2. I will run a race wearing a shirt that says “What the [iron-on of rubber duck]”
  3. I will swim across a river in the middle of a self-assisted marathon. 
  4. I will run a solo, self-assisted 53 mile run from my home to downtown Pittsburgh, and then attempt to run back. My goal time is 24 hours. This depends on:
  5. I will run the Highlands Sky 40 Mile Trail Run on June 14, 2014 along the mountainous rim of the beautiful Canaan Valley through protected wilderness areas.This will be my 4th consecutive attempt. Goal time is a very slow 11 hours. I’m running heavy this year. I’m fifteen pounds heavier than last year when i ran a 9 hr 41 min race over some rugged and wild highland bogs, rocky trails and sub-arctic barrens. This race always makes me want to quit running altogether, and that’s why I keep returning. 
  6. I will run a 5K race pushing my 1 year old fat little baby Jack. I’ve taken him on a 8 mile rail trail run and he did fine, and I think he’s ready for some serious buggy racing. 

So, I have six challenges. three of them races, one with a mask, one with a baby, and one with a risky swim across a wide river regularly traversed with coal barges and drunken ski boat captains. 

If anyone is running around SW Pennsylvania and wants to get me tangled up in some run or another, please, by all means, let me know. I always enjoy making running friends, and that’s why I joined Juneathon in the first place. It’s a great bunch of folks, and it’s a lot of fun.