First, I want to thank everyone who checked out my mustache website, and a special thank you to all of you who donated some of your hard earned cash to the pediatric department at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The campaign as a whole earned just under $50,000, a considerable sum. I feel very good to have been a part of the campaign and had a great time growing my mustache for 8 weeks, even if I looked a little funny… well, funnier than normal.
My back is feeling better. Not good, but better. I’m still a little crooked, but am sleeping better now, waking up only once or twice a night instead of every hour. I was hoping to get back to class tomorrow, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think a more realistic goal will be Sunday. I miss it pretty bad and am really looking forward to getting back on the mats. I’d love to be in good enough shape to get through warmups and technique and maybe some very light rolling. We’ll see. I’m taking it slow for now.
Big thanks to everyone who’s gotten in touch with me over the last several days. It means a lot. The comments here, on Facebook, as well as the emails and phone calls really made me feel good. I can’t say enough about that. So, thanks to you all. You guys are awesome and I feel lucky to have you guys around.