Thank you so much to Ea Johnson-Stevens, David Kane, David Daskal and Marci Levine for their donations! I'm all good on my goal. (And also to Pamela Nutt and she who shall not be named for Bowling for Angels.)
For some reason, I thought I had posted that I had surpassed my goal, but I can't find that entry anywhere! So again, thank you to everyone who donated for me. You really can never know how much I appreciate it. Just know that it's because of your support that is what is getting me through this thing.
If for some reason, you are sitting there and saying to yourself, but I really wanted to donate to Chad and just never got around to it... then donate to Meg Sligar instead. Meg has not reached her goal. (It all goes to help the same people.)
I'm feeling a little better about this whole thing. I would be lying if I didn't say I question every day WHY did I sign up for this. As I've said a hundred times, this is the hardest thing I've ever done. And frankly, I don't really need any new challenges in my life right now. I'm good.
I signed up for it after watching the second episode of the series on LOGO (which you can also buy and download on iTunes. Just search AIDS LifeCyle.)
Upfronts are next week in New York. The networks will reveal the Fall line-up. Staffing season is underway and will continue after upfronts.
In a perfect world, I'll get staffed and be able to do the ride. (Reporting to work after June 7th.) If I get staffed on show that starts before the ride, I won't be able to do the ride. Which would really suck. It's hard to tell how quickly they will staff. But it IS like feeding time in a shark cage right now in LA.
If anyone wants to do the AIDS Marathon in the fall, my dearest friend Ryan Greene is going to be the coach for Honolulu and Amsterdam.
Gotta say, after training for this thing, a marathon feels like a walk in the park.