I love seeing ordinary people attempting extraordinary things to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of others. The author of this week's "New Blog Of The Week" is certainly doing that.
Taken from the heading of his blog :
Ordinary people tri-ing to do extra-ordinary things to make a difference in the lives of others. We are a group of amateur athletes who have each chosen an extremely difficult event that we will 'tri' and complete in order to raise money for our chosen charity. Our chosen charity is The Smile Foundation, another group of ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things to make a difference in the lives of children in South Africa.
The blog is entitled "Tri-ing To Make A Difference" and details not only the physical journey of the author towards SA Ironman 2008 but also gives an insight into how difficult it is from an emotional point of view.
I will be putting the feed of this blog into my Google Reader to track the author's progress.
Why not drop the author a quick email to give him a wish of encouragement?
I salute those athletes taking part who are putting themselves on the line to help those less fortunate. Well done to them - my best wishes and support to them.