KRISPY KREME CHALLENGE It happened again. I let my older brother talk me into another race. There’s a pattern here. He also talked me into my first marathon and my only Ironman triathlon. This time the race isn’t very long, but it’s extremely silly. It’s going to be tough in an entirely different way. The Krispy Kreme Challenge was started by students at the University of North Carolina State in Raleigh, NC. It’s
become a rite of passage for the college students, and a fantastic fundraiser for UNC Children’s Hospital. The challenge is to run 2.5 miles to a Krispy Kreme in downtown Raleigh, eat a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, and run 2.5 miles back in less than one hour. I can’t decide what’s going to be tougher: eating a dozen donuts (2400 calories of sugar and fat!), or the run back after eating all of the donuts. Believe it or not, I’ve been training. Yes, it’s true. I’ve been running to the local donut shop, eating a donut or two, and running home. It’s most definitely the strangest training I’ve ever done. I share this story for two reasons. First, I invite you to donate. My goal is to raise $1000. Please help me support UNC Children’s Hospital. Even small donations are helpful. Here’s the link to donate: https://www.crowdrise.com/lets-do-this2/fundraiser/borichardson. Second, please ask me about the race or my training. This gives me motivation to keep going. I know there are going to be some cold days in the next couple months where I would rather just eat donuts and skip the run. Talking about it with you will give me the motivation to run. I’ve made a commitment to do this crazy race, and I want to complete the challenge. Here’s to running and eating donuts!
Have a great day, Bo Richardson, PT
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