Help from a Friend
Recently I posted about losing weight to go to Philmont. In looking for some help to do it I read the post on the True North blog by SM_Shawn about the Scout Nation Fit Club. I was interested so I posted a link to it on my Facebook page and challenged the Scouters I know to join me.
I received a response that totally caught me off guard. One of my Fraternity pledge brothers that I had not talked to in 19 years until we reconnected on Facebook offered to join me. Mark lives in Colorado and is a triathlete. He was a Boy Scout and has a son in Scouting that just crossed over to a Troop.
Mark offered to motivate me by riding 10 miles or running one mile for every pound I lose. I responded sure and just let it go as a nice jesture. This last weekend he sent me a message on Facebook that if I will message him how much I lost for the week he will hold up his end of the bargain. He was serious! I feel very motivated to have someone I have not seen in two decades willing to step up and do something like this for me. I am ready for week one to end so I get to hear about Mark sweating because of me.