BCPC Dawn to Dusk Paddle
Thursday, July 22, 2010
So, on Saturday I've commited to participating with my dragonboat team, Team Velocity of Bridge City Paddling Club, to raise money for Blue Planet Network's efforts to provide clean drinking water for life to people in developing countries.
This is going to be a mammoth effort by everyone on my team, plus many other Portland paddling folks, to man boats continuiously from 8am to 8pm in making laps around Ross Island, covering an estimated distance of 75 miles and completing approximately 864,000 strokes! While I am looking forward to the endurance / cardio challenge of participating, the forecast of 94 degrees F and sunny is a little daunting. Proper hydration is going to be key to not getting sunstroke. That, and lots and lots of sunscreen.
So I'm conserving my energy today and tomorrow in preparation for taking part in this marathon paddle. Think good thoughts for me and if you're so inclined, donate the $30 it takes to provide clean drinking water to one person for life.