Mo Money, Less Problems
I’m doing Movember again this year. For the uninitiated, a bunch of guys were having a discussion in a pub nine years ago (legend has it they were Aussies) and hit up0n the idea of raising money for men’s cancer charities by growing moustaches for a month… that month being November. (See www.movember.com for more).
It has since grown wildly in popoularity and raised millions upon millions for these charities. I’ve done it the past two years so I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring again cos it’s the brawniest thing a guy can do with facial hair, hence it fits in well with the Scrawny to Brawny program. I actually checked to see if any of the other 199 guys on the program (from all over the world) were in, and two actually said they would. In fact, one, Don Vanco, already had his donations pages set up.
I’ve posted a pic of my effort last year. This year. I’m gonna go a little wilder with it, see where my facial hair-growth patterns take me. I like to think of it as the Wyatt Earp… but I’ve been told it’s more YMCA. Or Ben Stiller from Dodgeball. I know… they’re just jealous they’re not as much of a hairy bastard as I am.
Here’s the link to my page if anyone feels like donating. http://mobro.co/bmacintyre. I’m part of a work team calling ourselves RE&D Movember Rain.
If you’re reading this from the States, where more than half of the visitors to this blog come from, and would prefer your money go to men’s health charities in your own country, here’s Vanco’s team page (he’s the guy in the middle)… http://us.movember.com/team/694421.
And if you’re in the UK (which ranks third in my blog visitors, after Ireland) and would like your monies to go directly to charities there, check out Ambassador of Quan and natural bodybuilder Lex Griffin’s page. http://uk.movember.com/team/616169. He has a dedicated following on Facebook so I think he’ll do quite well.
And fellow Scrawny to Brawny participant Simon Dannapfel has a fundraising page at http://fi.movember.com/mospace/1451662 for any Finnish readers of this blog.
You may notice that my tache below is a different colour to my hair. But I promise, like all the guys on S2B — and Lex — I keep it natural. I’l post this year’s mo in about 10 days cos official Movember rules state you must shave on November 1 and then abandon the razor for a month.
In other news, I just did my weekly weigh in and I’m up 0.6lbs on last week. I had problems sleeping on two out of my three workout days this week so that may have affected my weight gain. On the upside, it’s still on an upward trajectory and, at 11.6lbs gain to date, I’m knocking on the door of a stone extra body weight (14lbs).