With less than a week away, the Chicago Triathlon is looming as a massive end of summer high point for me. If you’ve read the blog, you know I’ve been training from a total couch potato to sprint triathlete. My body has endured workouts and my very first tri less than a month ago. I wrote up my view on how it went here.
The Chicago Triathlon has been the ultimate goal and the one I’ve been raising money for since January. My cause is a little outside the norm but one that ties in to my love of food. Share Our Strength is a national charity that is out to end childhood hunger in America. You may have seen Jeff Bridges on tv asking you to take the pledge and help end hunger in America. As a first world nation, getting a meal shouldn’t be an issue in an ideal world for anyone especially children here at home.
It doesn’t take much to help...can you give $5, or maybe $10, heck $100? Think of it as a few less morning coffees, or passing on that big night out on the weekend. Perhaps, cook for yourself and your family one to two nights a month instead of going out and donate that extra little bit to help others. I’ve never known what it was like to not know where my next meal is coming from. Many of you reading this I can imagine are in the same boat….but what must it be like when you truly have nothing at home to eat for yourself or your children.
I’ll be braving a swim, bike, run with 7,000 others this Sunday. Knowing you helped support this cause will make it a little easier to dig down and find that extra reserve to push through and go faster and finish. Believe me, I’ll be using that motivation ever stroke, pedal and stride.
Thank you so much for the support. If you can pass this along on Facebook or Twitter, I would appreciate it.
Joe Campagna is the Chicago Food Snob. A former restaurant General Manager, Server and Chef you can find him on twitter @chifoodsnob. You can reach him through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Joe also contributes to Eater.com Chicago and mydailyfindchicago.com