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Movember 2011 « Brandon Marsh's Blog


Movember 2011

You would think that Amy and I sit at the computers and blog at the same time.  Well, to some extent that is true.  We sit at the kitchen table and do our online catching up and whatnot.  We generally blog about the same time as it keeps us on our toes…and keeps our three loyal readers happy.  Doubly happy I would say since they get a double dose of TeamMarsh on the TeamTBB site!!  Well, you read Scott’s blogs and can see that we did get in some good training.  Maybe too good as my last race was me showing up having left my legs in Austin on the roads and on the track.  So, we’ll just say that I am headed to Cozumel in about three weeks for a some margaritas and a little race.  Don’t tell my Baptist upbringing that some tequila may be involved though.  Certainly post race.  I’m going with Ken Glah’s travel group so hopefully all will be stress free.

More importantly, it is now Movember, the month previously known as November.  I could cut and paste the verbiage about Movember, but instead, I will just cut and paste the statistics.  I am raising money to bring awareness to men’s health, prostate cancer in particular…

- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime

- A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes

- 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime

- 24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women

- 95% of cancers are thought to be environmental.

So there you have it, some sobering statistics.  I have joined a ‘team’ this year…made mostly of triathletes.  If you would like to donate to the team, you can.  Of course, I would prefer that you donate to me.  My goal is to raise $1,000.  Why $1,000? Because that is the minimum amount of prize money paid out at Ironman Cozumel at the end of the month.  And, it’s a nice round number.  I have to get started on this.  My ‘mospace’ is here…http://mobro.co/BMoMarshTX.  Just click the big button that says ‘Donate to me’.

Now, for your viewing enjoyment a few pictures…

2010 Movember Final Picture...professionally done!

Here we are back in April mostly clean shaven...going with the sunglasses look

6 days in, haven't decided on the 'style' yet, but working on it...sunglasses

So, I’ll be sporting my Movember mutstache at Ironman Cozumel.  According to John Cobb, there really isn’t an aero penalty for a mustache or beard.  If I could pull it off, Amy would really like the following style, but clearly I do NOT have it…

Amy really likes this look

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