My name is Dean. I'm running the 2012 Antarctica Marathon to raise money for conservation and penguins!

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Thirty Days and Counting…

February 1st, 2012

In a mere thirty days, I depart for the frozen South.

I’ve got a lot to do, and precious little time left. I have to cram/train for the actual marathon, forge a plan for interacting with South American taxi drivers, acquire AT&T’s best Argentinian plan, and buy a specialized garment called (I hope I get this right) a “coat”.

To commemorate this phase of the adventure, I will write a post every day, right up until my departure for Antarctica via Buenos Aires and Tierra del Fuego. That’s thirty days of offbeat travel preparation, Ushuaian weather reports, and blistering insurance complexity. What fun we’ll have!

Mostly however, I want to encourage you to give.

Together, we’re funding real conservation science in Antarctica. And I think that’s just plain cool. My lofty goal, which once seemed unattainable is now wholly in view. We’re only three thousand dollars away from the magical twenty-five thousand mark. Amazing!

Every donation, no matter the size, is wonderfully helpful and deeply appreciated. Certainly, the Antarctic penguins will squawk your praises. As well they should.

Giving is easy!
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Now, if you’ll pardon me, it’s time to train in patently ironic, horrendously gorgeous seventy degree winter weather…

See you tomorrow,

- Dean

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