E4K Training Blog: Week Seven

E4K shortOctober will soon be here (or as we like to call it, “Efforketober” — thank you Coach Sergei), which means you only have a few more weeks until E4K. We know that mapping out such an exciting project can be daunting, which is why we started this blog for you to read each week — to give you a much-needed break from the inevitable chaos of training and to provide inspiration and tips from your fellow supporters.

One such supporter is the talented and creatively gifted Carrie McGuire, who has decided to take a different approach to our endurance challenge:

“From 10 am on October 18th to 10 am on October 19th, I’m going to sit down at my computer and write a book… continuously for 24 hours without stopping,” she says in her training vlog submission. So what will her book be about?


“I’m going to write a story about kindness,” says Carrie. “People being inspired to do kind acts for each other, that sort of thing. My ‘training’ will be to sort out the general idea and plot, and to come up with a few character background ideas. If you donate, maybe one of the main characters will be named after you!”

Throughout E4K weekend, Carrie will be live-streaming her entire process and answering any questions her supporters may have. “That way,” she jokes, “you can check in on me and make sure I’m not falling asleep or anything.”

We say it often, but here at Random Acts, we really love to see what you can do! Make sure to send us photos and videos of your progress along with an update on your training, and you could be the next participant we feature here on our blog! Don’t forget to tag your efforts on social media with the hashtag #E4K as well.

Still have questions? We’ve got you covered. Whether it’s your first year participating or you simply need a refresher, check out our 2014 E4K video to brush up on the specifics and start preparing:



Happy training!


Can’t join in the festivities this year? Don’t worry! Our participants still need your support. You can pick up your official E4K gear at our CafePress or Spreadshirt shop today and cheer them to the finish line in style.