Friday, January 6, 2012

Calling All Athletes! Time to Give....made EASY!

I love reading all the plans and goals my friends and fellow athletes have for 2012.  It seems everyone is planning to get out there more, move more, spend a little more time out on the road - on their bike or in their running shoes - or in the gym. Yippee! I think it is fabulous that more people want to be healthier.

Here is my challenge to you!

Use your FITNESS this year to raise money for a great cause. Since you have made a goal to walk so many miles, or run so many miles, or hike so many miles, or swim so many miles, or golf? or rehab? or table tennis? or carpool? or play motion-based video games (no joke)...well, here is the charity for you.

Every workout you do raises money for the cause you pick. And there are a lot of good causes - International Mountain Bicycling Association (sponsored by Rock Shox), World Bicycle Relief (sponsored by SRAM), American Heart Association (sponsored by Wells Fargo)....LOTS of great causes....

Your fundraising part? Move it and log it. That simple.

All you have to do is sign up and get out there and move it or even rehab it (yeah, Plus3network has it that you can make money for your cause by rehabbing your injury). Then you go online and log in what you did. An hour of running? Make some money for your cause. Weight lifting? Yoga? Do it and log it and make some money for your cause.

You are exercising anyway. This is just a great way to make some money for YOUR cause. The sponsoring company pays you to give money to your cause. The more you move and log it, the more money you make.

It is a no brainer....

Well, it takes a little brains. And some technical savvy (which I am working on).

If you hand enter your workout you make less money for your cause than if you have a way to download your workout (such as using a Garmin). So far I have been earning mere pennies because I have just been hand entering my workouts, while my friend Marty has been raking in the dough for his cause because he uses his cycling gps contraption and downloads the information.

Luckily, I just got my hubby a Garmin Cycling GPS for Christmas which I am going to love using just for this purpose.
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I may need training to use this. But it will be worth it. I am going to make way more money for my Plus3network cause - World Bicycling Relief. I am just going to change my run,bike, swim, strength workouts to run, bike, swim, strength, techno training workouts.

We've raised $49,999.63 for our cause. - yep.....we have and that's just for WBR.

World Bicycle Relief was founded in 2005 by SRAM Corporation in response to the December 2004 tsunami that swept the Indian Ocean. In partnership with World Vision Sri Lanka, this project provided more than 24,000 locally manufactured bicycles to carefully selected men, women and children in greatest need. Following the tsunami, World Bicycle Relief retained an independent organization to measure the impact of Project Tsunami. Two years after the project was complete, the results are outstanding: 88% of recipients depend on bicycles for livelihood activities, and bicycles can save a household up to 30% of its annual income for transportation costs. The bicycle program provided critical transportation enabling households to resume important livelihood, education and service activities.

Puts my daily activities of triathlon training into perspective.

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