Hal Stern

3
year Mo Bro

My motivation

It's time to re-Mo: like the San Fran Giants I'm an even year guy. And rather than debate whether my upper lip hair growth resembles a dead caterpillar or a 1970s shag rug remnant, I'm going to take the Move challenge. It's a month of moving and grooving, slipping and sliding, thinking about the soundtrack of our lives - one that should not include songs about prostate cancer, testicular cancer or mental health issues.
I'm supporting men's health
My fundraising link
http://mobro.co/halstern

Donations

$1,754
Target: $1,620
Hal has raised $5,199 since 2012

My Move challenge

140,756 steps
Target: 150,000
I will do 150,000 steps in November, which is significantly above my average, and made harder by travel. But it's time to get moving.

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Hal Stern
25 Week(s) Ago

TEAM STERN ROCKS!! thank you to all of my donors -- you are generous beyond belief, gracious and full of love.

Hal Stern
27 Week(s) Ago

I need to average 5,220 steps a day to hit my goal from here until the end of the month. And one of those days is Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, my fitness tracker doesn't pick up skating strides as steps so I have my ground work cut out for me.

Hal Stern
27 Week(s) Ago

getting my post-meeting steps -- despite the rain, wind and general dreariness, it's the halfway point and i have some catching up to do -- thanks to my three old friends who donated in support of my "mishegas".

Hal Stern
27 Week(s) Ago

soggy morning on lake washington in the seattle area. great day to be a duck or goose, less so if you want to get your steps and outdoor activity in (then again, i'm mostly in conference rooms again today). will hope this clears up and i can get a power stride in before dinner. soundtrack: "lakeside park" by rush, "a song i heard the ocean sing" by phish, and some southside johnny and the asbury jukes (perhaps "love is a sacrifice")

Hal Stern
28 Week(s) Ago

on the SFO-SEA plane, i was catching up on an issue of "relix" magazine that featured michael melchiondo (a/k/a deen ween). melchiondo's first guitar teacher was a princeton area guitarist named billy tucker, who played with ween, ministry, and his own band, regressive aid (which i roughly consider the first djent band - check them out).

billy tucker - talent, funny, rhythmically complex - committed suicide after being unable to find relief from long-term disease related pain.

i was also thinking about keith emerson, who shot himself as he faced the specter of declining dexterity in his hands.

men's health issues do not discriminate on the basis of musical talent, genre, age, or geography. i participate in movember to raise money and awareness for men's mental health, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and to stop so many men dying young.

Hal Stern
28 Week(s) Ago

i just increased my fundraising goal to $1,620, which is 30 x 54 - that's $54 a day for every day of the month, or 90 times 18 if you're into the chai life (apologies to steve winwood)

Hal Stern
28 Week(s) Ago

as we come up on the halfway point in november, i'd first like to thank all of my donors for helping me make my goal. i think it's time to crank up the goal again, so you'll see more call outs from me.

at 40% of the way through the month, i'm at 37% of my step goal. a few long days in the office, including some all-day meetings, did not help. what i've found is that if i'm sitting at a conference table for more than 2 hours, it's acceptable to get up and use the back of the room to stretch out -- it keeps your brain and body engaged. despite a bit of jet lag (and late night recovery strain) this is the first trip in a while when i wasn't sliding out of my chair by mid-afternoon. or maybe the multiple iced coffees helped.

more from seattle as the week progresses and we hit the midpoint of movember.

Hal Stern
28 Week(s) Ago

thank you!! with an "over the top" donation from long time friend bob, i hit goal last night. time to set sights higher

Hal Stern
29 Week(s) Ago

day 3: went to see "rush: time stand still" in its one-night screening. it was wonderful; it was much more uplifting and encouraging than sad and remorseful. i left the theater knowing that i've seen them at their musical best, and wishing for even one more show might mean something less than that. great behind the scenes look.

and neil peart's mustaches are things of beauty. a true icon for movember. add in some flowing robes and european literature infused lyrics and you can rock the prog 'stache too

Hal Stern
29 Week(s) Ago

i think i witnessed another miracle last night -- i kept waiting for the cubs to find a way to lose the game, even if it meant steve bartman dropping in by helicopter to interfere in a play. whether it was the fall of the berlin wall, the 04 sox, my friend chad beating leukemia, the 16 cubs, walking away from a car accident, or the 80 us men's hockey team, it's still a wondrous thing to watch, even at a distance.

it's also why i participate in movember - to make stories of survival less miraculous and more everyday.

Donation received
25 Week(s) Ago
$100
from Laurie Papapdopoulos

Keep on walking!

Donation received
25 Week(s) Ago
$75
from Allison Hull

Donation received
26 Week(s) Ago
$36
from Elise Slobodin

In memory of Leo Slobodin

Donation received
27 Week(s) Ago
$100
from Pat Parseghian

Step it up, Hal!

Donation received
27 Week(s) Ago
$25
from Debbie Kahan

Good luck moving & grooving. Also remember to shake & bake. :)

Donation received
28 Week(s) Ago
$42
from Bob Sokol

Donation received
28 Week(s) Ago
$20
from VISA Checkout

Because Robert donated with Visa Checkout you have received a bonus $20.00 to your fundraising efforts. Visa Checkout is proud to support the Movember Foundation. Tell your friends too!

Donation received
29 Week(s) Ago
$100
from Brian O'Sullivan

I walked 6251 steps
25 Week(s) Ago

last day - spent walking around the norwescap warehouse helping to pack meals for kids who need them in NJ. thanks for your support and for following my strides during the month

I walked 5849 steps
25 Week(s) Ago

hockey coaching and picture day! only 5800 steps but felt like about 10 miles wearing skates. throw in an hour of practice and it was a good day!

I walked 2704 steps
25 Week(s) Ago

first day back in the office after five days out....

I walked 3361 steps
26 Week(s) Ago

end of the holiday weekend -- walking off stuffing, turkey, pies, more pies, and a lot of football watching. with pies

I walked 3654 steps
26 Week(s) Ago

college football saturday

I walked 4766 steps
26 Week(s) Ago

good walk around times square and the theater district. nice break from watching football and eating (and eating and eating). but still off the pace.

I walked 3675 steps
26 Week(s) Ago

turkey. carving. more turkey.

I walked 4087 steps
26 Week(s) Ago

logistics day!! metropark train station, newark airport, and turkeys in bags

I walked 3167 steps
26 Week(s) Ago

working out of the allentown EDA coworking space....good day for steps, beer, whiteboard, and old friends.

I walked 2826 steps
26 Week(s) Ago

and the rest of the day - notoriously hard to get steps in while working from home, unless it's running up and down the stairs or trying to walk a bit while on concalls

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Juniper Networks Gift Match B. O'Sullivan 
$101
Laurie Papapdopoulos 
$100
Allison Hull 
$75
Elise Slobodin 
$36
Pat Parseghian 
$100
Debbie Kahan 
$25
Bob Sokol 
$42
VISA Checkout 
$20
Brian O'Sullivan 
$100
Stacey Gelman 
$50
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