Sunday, October 28, 2012

Now's Your Chance: Torture Dee (Updated)

A while back, my trainer did a run for a children's cancer charity. To sweeten the pot, she agreed to do a burpee for every dollar pledged. Given that I get matching gifts at work, I pledged a lot just because the thought of her doing twice as many burpies made me laugh:-) So, inspired by her, I decided to offer a similar deal. If you pledge me for the "Kidney Walk in Tampa" I will do horrible things for every dollar raised.

$ 1 - 100 - 1 crunch for every dollar
$200 - above plus 100 pushups
$300 - above plus 100 squats
$400 - $900 above and will let a donor decide on each torture (let me know when you pledge your preferred form of torture)
$1000 - Above plus 100 burpies. With the push up. I hate burpies which is why I set the number so high here.

Bonus: For every dollar over 1000, I will perform a minute of interpretive dance and will have someone record the hightlights and post them here.

I know I've annoyed a lot of people with my bad puns and horrible facebook posts. This is time for your payback. Make me suffer! And thanks for your pledges, it's for a great cause and in honor of a great woman, aunt Kathy!

Note - if you get matching gifts at work, please let me know so I can add it to the torture tally.

Update 28-Oct-2012: I have the coolest friends - Alison and Joy are pledging me two dollars for every day between now and the walk that I eat like a grown up (at least 2 real meal a day, and NO junkfood). I'm doing ok so far, and by ok I mean I haven't killed anything yet! So far, I am at $48 with that pledge, and $340 in other donations.  I also have another friend, Vikki, who is pledging me $1 for every day I get in 1/2 hour of exercise, and $2 for every day I get an hour in. Luckily she is letting me count walking, I'm up to $24 on that one, with matching gifts from work, which makes it $ 48!

Please pass the link to this page along to help me raise money for a good cause!

Unofficial Event Update: Treasure Coast Birding Festival

David and I, along with Tim, led a field trip out to Goodwin Wildlife Management Area today in conjunction with the Treasure Coast Birding Festival. It was a lot different than my DeeMotivation walks out there in that we were in a bus. This has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantage is that you can go further out into the area which gives you the potential to see stuff you might otherwise not get to. The disadvantages are that you don't get exercise and miss much of the smaller stuff like snakes. Either way it was a great day out there. If you didn't GOYB and join us, here's what you missed (click on pictures to enlarge):

This is a family of Black Bellied Whistling Ducks. There were a few family groups out there. The ones that don't have bright orange bills are the young ones. Bird Trivia: You know how a female duck pays for lipstick? She has the store put it on her bill.
This was my favorite sighting of the day. A mom bobcat with her two youngun.
This was a herd of spoonbills that flew over.
Goodwin is just the prettiest place on the planet. The color is incredible. These are egrets. We had a few.
This picture is out of focus, but I like how it shows snowy egrets, a juvenile white ibis, and a glossy ibis. One big happy family. It looked like one of those "love makes a family" schmaltzy after school tv specials.
This is a green heron trying his best to imitate an american bittern. Until David confirmed otherwise, I thought it was a bittern.
David jumped off the bus to grab this guy and introduce him to the bus. He was a garter snake.
If you look at the part of the snake nearest to David's sleeve, you see what looks like a cut in the snake's skin. It's actually a scent gland, from which the snake releases a really really nasty smelling musk if some big scary guy jumps off a bus and picks him up. David released the snake unharmed after I got the picture,  but I think he might have to burn the jacket.

Join us next week for a walk out at Split Oaks wildlife management area. Remember, you can see all kinds of cool pictures on the internet, but you can only experience snake musk if you GOYB and come out walking with us!