I went to the informational meeting tonight. I almost didn't go, but then I just . . . went. And once I was there, I wanted to sign up and run the hell away before I could think about what I had just committed to. I stayed, though, and listened, and quelled some of my fears, and my training starts on January 31. HMOG.
It's called "Team in Training," and before I went I checked the percentage of funds raised that goes directly to services and research. At a healthy 76%, I decided I could happily throw my weight (HA!) behind the cause. Basically, I'll be expected to raise a certain amount of money in exchange for training with a professional coach, various other sessions on form and nutrition, and a trip to Anchorage. Where I will then walk 26.2 miles.
I'm actually excited about this. I feel good.