Saturday, 13 January, 2001

Jason's Birthday Challenge

My friend Jason turned 30 last month, and decided to do a Birthday Challenge.  His Challenge:  in one 30-hour period within 30 days of his birthday, run 30 kilometers, ride 300 kilometers on a bike, hitting 30 mph at least 3 times, lift 3 tons of weights, do 30 push-ups and 30 sit-ups every 30 minutes during the run, drink 3 Texas beers (he's not much of a drinker), eat 3 King Pin fritters (which, from all reports, are difficult to eat), and raise $30,000 for the Young Survivors Coalition, which supports women under 30 with breast cancer.  He started today at 9:00 am with the 300K bike ride (about 180 miles).  I rode with him this evening for about 50K, from the 200K mark.  He'll finish the ride in 12 or 13 hours total time.  He'll go home and get a few hours' sleep before heading out for the 30K run tomorrow morning, followed by a trip to the gym to lift weights.  On his challenge page, he says that he "can't remember the last time I had a beer."  It turns out that the last time he drank a beer was at my 39th birthday party.

Jason planned his Challenge at the last minute.  My 40th birthday is on October 27.  I have some time...