Skip to main content

Operation Pink Sky: I'm Going to Jump Out of a Plane!

I've done a lot of races and promoted a lot of stuff, but I'm really not sure what else there is to say about this particular event I'm about to take part in, other than:

I'm Going to Jump Out of a Plane!

Now, I know that skydiving is a thing that people do. One of my friends (she flashes a thumbs up at 0:40) almost got hit by a meteorite doing it even - (okay, turns out it was just a lowly earth rock, but still). Anyway, I know people do it but it has never been something that has interested me. Honestly, it just sounds too scary.

But when representatives from Operation: Pink Sky - put on by Chicagoland Skydiving Center - asked me to join this event... I was still pretty scared. But I'm going to do it anyway because they're raising money to help fund breast cancer preventative research and access to care and if me jumping out of a plane can help even a little bit then I'll do it (but I'll still be scared).

So, if you can, please take a minute and donate a little something on my Operation: Pink Sky charity page.

Here's some info from their website:
"Chicagoland Skydiving Center is raising funds to help with the National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. Operation Pink Sky is an event that takes place on June 7, 2014 at CSC. From skydiving to sand volleyball tournament to a party with live music, there's a way for everyone to help this important cause."

And this will be me on June 7th (I mean, this is at least a pretty close approximation):

Comments

  1. Sky diving is definitely one of those things that sounds like fun but I don't know if I could ever actually do it. Good luck!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Doyle's Emerald Necklace Road Race

Since I'm in Boston this week visiting Brynn I figured we should be hitting up some of the Boston-area races (especially since neither of us is fast enough to run the Boston Marathon). So, in searching for the most convenient race for us to take on this weekend I stumbled upon the Doyle's Emerald Necklace Road Race - a race now in its 18th year and deemed "legendary" by race organizers. It didn't hurt that this race started at 11am and that the weather was predicted to be sunny and in the mid-60s.

Unfortunately, Boston chose not to cooperate and the weather was in the mid-50s and raining yesterday morning as Brynn and I made our way to the starting line (via bike - her on her own bike and me on a Hubway - the Boston equivalent of Divvy).

We got to what we thought was the starting line at Doyle's Cafe - a small pub/cafe in Jamaica Plain - and checked in to get our race bibs. Here we found out a few things: 1. This race is much bigger than we anticipated (aroun…

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk aka The Trail Run You Didn't Know Chicago Had

It snowed all night. And it snowed all morning. And, as I write this, it is still snowing. In short, it's pretty snowy out there in Chicago right now. This morning - along with a number of other people who didn't know whether to be excited or concerned about all the snow - I ran the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis.

And as the title of this blog implies, it was way more than just a typical Chicago road/sidewalk/Lakefront Trail race:

Chicagoland's First Annual February Fool's Goal Half Marathon/Debacle Completed!

If you were outside running yesterday, or even if you were just sitting inside looking out the window, you are probably aware that yesterday was a terrible weather day. All day. The temperature stayed between 34 and 40 with freezing rain falling on and off throughout the day.

But that didn't stop a trio of foolish runners from Chicago from completing the inaugural running of Chicago's newest half marathon:

Chicagoland's First Annual February Fool's Goal Half Marathon/Debacle