Seeking volunteers…

So, I’ve been on a big self-improvement kick lately, for reasons which I may go into at length in another post.  One of the things that I’m trying to do is train for the Taroko Gorge Marathon, which is held here in Taiwan at the beginning of November every year.  However, it is hard getting motivated to do it on my own.  I am going to try to find a running partner here in Taiwan to train with, but I think another good motivating factor would be if any of you were to come over here to watch me run and act as my support team on the marathon, or, even better, to run with me.  The Marathon will be held on Nov. 3 this year.  There is also a half-marathon (13.1 miles=21km), if you don’t feel up to a full marathon.  November is always the best month to visit Taiwan, anyway, with clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and beautiful scenery.  The Taroko Gorge is considered to be the most beautiful natural feature of Taiwan, and this is an island which has no shortage of natural beauty.

If that doesn’t entice you, remember that I’m not going to be able to come back to visit the U.S. until next year at the earliest, so if you don’t come in November, you’re really going to miss me a lot.  And you know how much you miss me!

Of course, I always love visitors, so it doesn’t matter what time you come to Taiwan, I would love to see you.  But if I had a big group come in to share in the marathon experience with me, that would be one of the biggest blessings I could wish for myself.  I hope it comes true.

I love and miss all of my friends and family, and I really hope you can come to Taiwan and see why I love it so much.


5 Responses to “Seeking volunteers…”

  1. Dan Says:

    Taroko Gorge is beautiful but it needs ninjas is scaling down the sides in a threatening manner while you run.

  2. Ski Says:

    That sounds like a great invitation… I’ll see what I can do….

  3. Sabrina Says:

    I am hoping to come to Taiwan sometime in the next few years. We’ll see.

  4. MJ Says:

    hahaha.. thats a funny comment dan.. and i agree wholeheartedly! but seriously ben.. i wish i could, but probably not this year.. since well, if i did go to Asia, i would have to make a pit stop in the PH, and visit family there as well, and they were hunkering for me to stay longer last time.. *sighs*

  5. Mitesh Says:

    I’ll try to be there!

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