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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Your Personal Juneathon

June is here and this months challenge comes to us from Chris Cullen (aka stroller boy)

Last year Richard Page (Jogger Blogger) turned some of us on to Juneathon. Junethon is a challenge is which all who participate agree to put in some type of mileage every day of the month. Now trying to get miles in every day can be quite a challenge, so the idea for the month is to personalize your own Juneathon by setting your own weekly goals. Chris made a couple of suggestions to go along with this idea.

1. Post a chart on the event blog on which to place your name and your weekly goal for each week of June. You can have a different goal each week. I will update the chart as you leave comments either on the blog or directly emailed to me.

2. If possible mix one of your days up with an alternate exercise such as biking or an elliptical. Swimming laps is an elective too. If choosing swimming your goal should include mileage plus the laps you want to achieve.

This challenge puts the power into your own hands (or rather feet) this month. If your interested send me an email or leave a comment here on the blog. This will give some visibility to how we each are doing.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Team Voice Member of The Month #1

Hello Team Voice!!!! This is Rae. Today I am presenting to everyone our first Team Voice Member of the Month. This is a chance for you to get to know the members of the group. As for now towards the end of each month, I will be sending someone, anyone in Team Voice,specially those who are In Training, a e-mail asking if you would like to be the next TV of the month. And keep a look out, and Keep Moving Forward.

Here is our first Member of the month..........

OK well where do I begin.
Well I am Mike Fess. I do intros with Jeff W. for AATM. I was always into sports, but never liked running great distances. Well all that faded and real life sunk in. You mean I have to get a full time job to pay my bills? What's up with that? I started to really put on weight. I was 245lbs. at my heaviest. Well things started to change when my daughter was born. I knew I needed to drop my weight and get my blood pressure in order so I could watch my daughter grow up. Well I was turned on to podcasting by an AllEars news letter. On one show I had heard this guy named Jonathan talking about how he was trying to lose weight. He started running and for motivation he was taking donations to help the dream team foundation. After I heard how much weight he had lost I knew it was time to put aside my loathing for distance running and get off my big at the time backside and start running.

Well I knew I needed to be held accountable and I needed a team to get behind me and support me when I needed it. Well when I heard about Team Voice I knew I just had to be apart of the team. Team Voice gave me the support and accountability I needed to start accomplishing my goals. I was so excited one day when I got on the scale and it didn't go past 200lbs. I nearly went through the roof. Team Voice to me is more than a Team. It is an extended family. I always know if I am struggling I can turn to them. I recently had surgery on my knee and have been laid up for a couple of weeks. Well I am proud to say because of the support from everyone I am back on the road and mark my words Mike-Speed will be back. As for why I love Disney so much(remember it is part of the rules to be on the team) is because I got the opportunity of a life time to work there on the college program. Spring '99 OOH RAH! Ever since then I have been hooked. WDW gives me a place to forget about reality for a week and just act like the kid in me I have to always hold back. So I would like to thank the committee for the nomination and I will end with this.

Team Voice "Many Goals, One Voice".