What are you up to this afternoon? If you’re anything like us, you’ll be watching an illegally downloaded copy of The Smurfs 3D while eating the party sub you’ve been saving since Bastille Day. If you’re feeling a little more active, Lance Armstrong has cordially asked you to run through New York with him. The seven-time Tour de France winner posted the above message to Twitter, and if you want to get some exercise today, meet him at Nike Town on 57th between 5th and Madison at 6pm for a fun run.
The “Fight Like Hell” hashtag is a reference to something Armstrong has said regarding his battle with cancer. “If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages,” he is quoted as saying, “then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.”
As of this posting, Armstrong has 3,058,199 Twitter followers. If you show up today at Nike Town to run with him, he probably won’t check to make sure you are on that list.
Lace up your running shoes, stretch those quads, and get to Midtown for an inspiring run. Remember, bring your Metro card in case you end up quitting.