Well, Friday is my fundraising deadline and I'm still short $2500 of my fundraising minimum.
I've had to make some serious decisions:
I could walk out on my commitment. Not a nice thing to do, but in these economic times, and with two of our credit cards having slashed our credit limits to what we owed... The training has been rough through all of this. I'm not what one would call an athlete, but I still had this dream to complete a triathlon. It was bad enough that I would be walking out on a commitment to people who seriously need the support and caring, but I would be walking out on myself as well. Then there was the fact that I had already spent $1500 of my own money on the trip to HI. Money that was non-refundable...
So today took out a personal loan. I'll be meeting my commitment, going to HI and finishing my triathon. I can honestly say it's been one of the best and worst times in my life. There will be other triathlons (I've several lined up this year) and I will do other things for charity... but I will never try to do something of this scale again.