Sunday, May 25, 2008

Get movin'!

Move A Million Miles to support Ryan Hall in his quest for Olympic Marathon Gold in Beijing
I was amazed watching the coverage of the men's Olympic Trials Marathon last October. Those guys can really move! Since then, I have tried to keep up with what is going on with the U.S. marathoners. About a week ago, I read a post from Shilingi-Moja about a movement to support Ryan Hall as he prepares for the Olympics. It is not a fundraiser or anything, just a way to show some support and encourage people to live a more active lifestyle. I thought it was pretty cool, and signed up. The goal is to Move a Million Miles by means of any human-powered activity (e.g., running, biking, swimming, walking, etc.) before the start of the Olympic Marathon on August 24th.

I got an email this week saying that there are currently over 1600 participants covering over 200,000 miles. As of today, every participant would need to move 5 miles per day to reach that goal. Not too bad, but I sure don't run 5 miles a day every single day. Needless to say, more participants are needed. So, click the link, sign up and start logging you miles and support Ryan Hall and the rest of the U.S. Olympic team.

If anyone is interested, there is an option to report miles as a group. Maybe we can start a group of running bloggers. Post a comment and we can come up with a group name. Pass the word along, and let's start adding up the miles.


Shilingi-Moja said...

Hey, glad you were motivated to sign up for Move a Million Miles. I'm for a blogging runners' group to support Ryan. Count me in and let me know what the group name is.

bill carter said...

Hi Reid

Congrats again on your great Boston experience and I know it is something you will never forget. Ryan Hall is a truly great human being and I have been following him for some time.

I, like you, know how hard it is to do a sub 5 minute mile. 1:15 quarters are really, really hard and you just about have to be sprinting all out to do it.

Best of luck with the training and Lani as well.