An Amazing Challenge!

11 08 2014

After a summer of weddings and basketball work, I decided to take my first physical challenge in a while.  I’ll set the tone with this; what is the steepest incline setting on a treadmill? Answer: 15%.  OK, let’s more than double that to a 32% incline.  Imagine that  same 32% incline for around 70 yards.  Now imagine that 70 yards of 32% incline on wet grass in the early August heat of Connecticut.

The Hill!

The Hill!

The Challenge…run that hill 100 times!  Yes, 100 times!  That totals to around 7.2 miles of running…7.2 miles!  This was the challenge put forth by The 100 mile man himself, Jesse Itzler.  Jesse invited an exclusive group of professional cyclists, marathoners, NFL players, UFC fighters, and somehow me, to take the challenge with him.

The challenge was about toughness, grit, physical exhaustion, perseverance, dedication, and mind over matter.  But par for the course with Jesse, it was also for Charity. For every hill, Jesse donated $10 to each runner’s charity of choice.

Cramping, blisters, changing of strategies, questions, and doubts all mingled with one another in the being of Jeremiah during my 2.5 hour journey to completion.  But with positive peer pressure, and a DJ, I was able to finish!  On cue, as I topped the hill for the 100th time, my legs locked down with cramps and continued in unbelievable soreness.  Every bit of soreness was worth it.  To see more, visit,



One response

11 08 2014
Julie Ward

This is wonderful! We are so proud of you. Think how many will be fed because of this good work – thank you!

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