The heat not only got the better of me yesterday, apparently it caused severe distress to my computer! I experienced a catastrophic malfunction of my computer screen. Hence, the delay in posting something until tonight.
Over lunch today I had fun with WoW Power Walker, Myra Rodrigues being interviewed and filmed by the The Weather Network. They are airing a promotional piece for Myra who is undertaking a fun and challenging project to raise money for the CNIB Braille library. To celebrate her 65th birthday Myra, who is legally blind, is completing a half marathon in every province and territory in Canada over the next year. She kicks off her power walking adventure with the half marathon in St. John’s, Newfoundland on September 16th. The next weekend you’ll find her walking the Marathon by the Sea in St. John, New Brunswick. Three weeks later she’ll be strutting her stuff in Prince Edward Island. The rest of her half marathons will be completed in 2008 with her grand finale race back home at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon next September 2008.
Those of you who know Myra, know she never does anything in half measures. We look forward to seeing how Myra accomplishes this challenging goal. She will likely inspire lots of people along the way with her determination, her commitment to fitness, and her commitment to helping the CNIB.
I urge you to support Myra in any way possible: donate directly to her cause, spread the word about her campaign to friends, family and co-workers, help her find sponsors to pay for airfare or accommodation at her marathons, cheer her on at any of her races. You can find lots of details at her website. www.cnib.ca/myrasmarathon