Liz Goodman Logelin Memorial 5k Walk/Run

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

As some of you know, I have been TRYING to train for a 5k...I thought I would have more time to get my ass into shape...but I don't - I have two weeks...EEK!
That being said - I hope that many many many of you will join us (my fellow creeps and I) on Sunday, September 21st, even if you are dragging your butt to the end as I know I will be!!
And I have never been more proud to be considered one of the creeps than I am right now...(and believe me - we have some pretty cool things to be proud of before now too!)
**Addendum** Apparently I have more readers than I thought and they are asking me about my creepy status - so here it a nutshell.
After several of us women (all laughing and crying along with Matt via his blog) made mention of getting together in person...and someone on Matt's blog critized us telling us that that was creepy to want to get together - we gals didn't care and we proceeded to get to know one another, and get together with IN PERSON with other creepy peeps like ourselves, and hence, the creeps were born! It's an amazing group of women that I am so lucky to have met. I feel blessed to be a part of this strong group of caring individuals and together, one thing at a time, one person at a time, we are making the world a better place to live in.**

NOW...please read the following information -

*** Disclaimer - This info is taken from Matt's website but written by my creepy friend Becky and I'm sure she won't mind me plagerizing least I hope not, she went to law school! **

Liz Goodman Logelin Memorial 5k Walk/Run
Creep Becky here, guest blogging for Matt…

The Creeps/Broads, in conjunction with the Goodman and Logelin families, are excited to announce the first “Walk around the World” in honor of Liz, to be held Sunday, September 21st at 1:00 pm in your designated time zone.

Here’s the scoop. As many of you know, Liz’s birthday is September 17th. To honor, remember and celebrate her, there will be a walk/run/crawl/any sort of forward movement the weekend closest to her birthday each year. In the future, it will become the Liz Goodman Logelin Memorial 5k Walk/Run. For the first year, it will be an informal gathering of friends, strangers, robots, creeps and broads. We hope to see this event grow bigger and bigger with each successive year.

At 1:00 pm, we invite you to gather your friends and family wherever you are and walk together. You’re encouraged to wear pink - Liz loved pink - or your new Matt-inspired shirts. Here’s how this becomes a “Walk Around the World: If everyone walks at their respective 1:00 pm, and we get at least one person in every time zone, it creates the effect of 24 hours of walking for Liz. Pretty fucking cool, right?

A Flickr site has been set up for this event. Take pictures walking wherever you are and upload them to the Flickr site so that everyone can see the worldwide participation. Click here for information on submitting your photos. In addition, a Paypal account will be set up (details to follow shortly) and you can make an optional $7 donation that will go to both Matt/Madeline and other young widows/widowers in need.

Should you reside in the MN and care to join the Creeps/Broads/Logelins/Goodmans (including Matt and Madeline), we will be at Lake Calhoun at 1:00 pm beginning in the area with the volleyball courts on the west side of the lake near West 36th Street. Just look for the man-sized Baby Bjorn, as Matt said his first 10k did him in and he’ll be looking to get carried for this gathering!

Hope to see you on the 21st!

Creep Becky

Questions about the Flickr site? See Creepy Kate's info here!


Kim said...

I will totally be walking that day in Honor of Liz, just not around Calhoun. I'll be somewhere in St. Paul finishing day three of the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I'll definitely be in pink, and I'll make sure to think of Liz, Matt and Madeline in that hour!

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