#RunJapan delayed. Milestones, budgets, and partnerships still in the works, but the timeline is too short to start at the end of this year as originally planned. I want to make sure I do this right - That's why the delay. Adjustments are in the works and details to follow. Thank you for your continued support.
After a little research - I think I can #RunJapan a lot less expensive than I thought... Help me reach the new goal!
Thank you to Team Half Step for having me share my #RunJapan story tonight
Ninkasi run tomorrow at 6pm - #RunJapan with Team Half Step and the weekly run group. If you can't make the run come hang out after. It's Ninkasi!
Trying to make travel plans for #RunJapan. Travel agent recommendations please! The Challenge: leave Portland to Arrive in Kakagowa on or near Xmas, return from Hokkaido in April (Chitose airport)
Tick-Tock! Time is going by so fast! Making a list, checking it twice, putting the plan to paper and updating more specifically soon!
WhooHoo! A donation from an Oregonian in Kyoto! Thank you T Berney! See you in the Winter/Spring transition
Coming soon: an updated, upgraded blog site, with progress more regular progress reports. Thank you to everyone who has donated, keep spreading the word - Every little bit helps - not only me, but a family in need.
Here is an interesting read on me... check it out. Oh, and donate a couple bucks if you can.
In the next coming weeks the blog will be revamped to focus on #RunJapan. What would you like to see on the page?
Getting closer to that $3000.00 mark! I can't wait to see the look on the faces in Japan as I run through paying it forward
Mom has been one of my biggest supporters! Thank you mom - Her garage sale just brought in over $500 dollars! More updates coming soon!
Wow! Where is the time going?! So busy - this is one heck of a challenge. Going to start trying out video updates and posts to get in the habit for Japan.
Just under 4o people in 5 months and we've passed the $2000 mark - That'll get me there and started! Next, we'll work on getting the people still in shelters back into homes!
Thanks for spreading the word... It's almost time to by my plane ticket!
Consider this 011: Making new friends one day and, likely, never see them again.
Consider this 010: Getting lost abroad, not knowing the local language, wondering what you're going to eat, where you're going to sleep, and if there is WiFi nearby.
Consider this 009: Jumping full on into something that you're not completely sure of.
Consider this 008: Parsing down all your belongings to one bag. Consider this 008b: Letting go
Consider this 007:
Starting a run - and not knowing where you're going to end up at for the night.
If you're receiving redundant messages to multiple email addresses, please let me know what email address to remove from my list.
Putting together presentations for #RunJapan!
Wow, 140 miles a week!
Consider this 006: Running two or three-a-days... Ten miles each.
Consider This 005
Taking on the most incredible challenge of your life
Summit. Frozen Trail RunFest 2010
Consider This 004
Converting to the metric system completely
Consider This 003
Introducing yourself in Japanese. "Watashi no namae wa Aaron Porter desu."
Consider this 002
A different place to sleep every night for three months.
I'd like to start a new feature I call "Consider This:" A random thought about #RunJapan. For example here is number one.
Consider This 001
Three or 4 running outfits for a 3 month period. Everyday.
Excellent work, thank you! I'll be pricing flights to Japan soon - we'll see if that much is covered - then move on to the next phase.
So much to do, and so little time to do it. Thankfully part of my studies before I go is the class Japan: Past & Present. Reading chapter 1 now.
Oops! I'm behind on my blog too...
I can't wait to get you updated. The sky is the limit right? The list of possible partnerships has me very excited. The details as I have them are coming soon.
3.9% of goal! So close to 4 or even 5 percent! Progress no matter the amount is still progress. Thank you for your support! New blog coming this weekend
I just added the original video about #runjapan. In case you haven't seen it.
A little slow going, I just need to reach the friends of my friends, and hope this idea spreads like a virus...
Things have been soooo busy. Making new contacts in Japan, and locally. I've teased about a new blog coming soon - and it really is coming soon. One thing I get is a lot of questions. So many it's hard to keep track - post your questions and I'll answer them in the blog!
Looking to enlist the talents of designers for my RunJapan logo. I'll use it for shirts, web site(s) and promotional materials and such.
You're Awesome, thank you!!
Every little bit, gets me that much closer! See you soon!
woohoo we just passed a 1000 dollar mark! Spread the word! Also check with employers, I'm thinking we can get logos on shirts
Putting together the next blog, - hopefully I'll have it ready by the end of the weekend. We're past the 1% mark, and making progress. Thank you for taking this journey with me. Keep speading the word, and encouraging donations. A little bit from a lot of people is what will make this happen.
Just about 1% of the goal reached! How soon can we make it to 5%?
I'm working on the next update - #RunJapan blog 4 coming soon! First leg mapped out!
Little by little we're getting there!
Don't forget, after donating, share with your network of friends...
One donation already! W00T!!! Thanks Mike!