Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here's a photo of Chris and I getting ready to cross the finish line at the Buffalo Alley 10k in November. Took me a 1:19:47 to finish, but with a 500+ ft climb over the first mile and then hill after hill I was still happy with the finish. Looking to come in under an hour next year. Of course, still need to finish a marathon or two between now and then.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Now comes the training for the marathon. Another 10k in November (the first mile of which is straight up 500 feet!) and then the big day in January. I'm actually doing it folks! Anyone else out there up to joining me in my mission to get fit again and test my endurance????
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Getting better at running is a good thing because I have committed to run the Carlsbad Marathon on January 25. I have paid my registration fees and Chris has signed up to run with me. Yet what is even more important than running a marathon to know that I can do it is to run the race while raising money for very worthwhile causes. Many people sign up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training, and while that is a worthwhile cause, personally I have two other charities that are near and dear to my heart. So I have devoted myself to raising $5,000 for Global Orphan Team and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. I am committed to GOT because they are committed to helping the orphans in Guatemala and that is a cause I just can't say no to. I am committed to the Livestrong Foundation because I have known too many people that have fought cancer and the Livestrong Foundation is actively getting the word out to EVERYONE that something needs to be done about this disease (and I am donating money for the Livestrong Foundation in the names of my good friends Cynthia Vissers who is a daily testament to how to live strong with cancer and Anne Marie Gutshall who passed from colon cancer this winter).
What I need from all my friends and family is support over the next 5 months as I train my body to compete in an endurance sport (never done one of those before). But I also am asking for your financial support for these two causes. If everyone I know gives up 1 dinner out from one month (figuring a dinner out costs about $50) I can easily meet my goal and donate substantial amounts to these worthy causes. I will be flooding your mail boxes with letters of personal request, but I thought I should also forewarn everyone. Over the next 5 months I want nothing more than to meet or exceed my goal of $5,000 for Global Orphan Team and the Livestrong Foundation. Thank you for your help. I'll be sharing my journey with you (if not my aching muscles).
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Race with Nike+ in the Human Race 10k on August 31st. Nike is using this event to support three charities, including the Lance Armstrong Foundation. I'm pledging my 10k for Cynthia, one of my inspirations on a daily basis. Chris is running with me and we are trying to get lots of friends and family to sign up too. Run/walk where you live -- WE CAN EACH DO THIS!
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Here are some photos of our adventure yesterday:
(from left to right: Lauren, 4 as of today (or LoLa as my two call her adoringly), Meghan, 16 mos,
Jordan, Sydney, Elena, and Lucas)
Silly faces, take 1Here's to a great day at the zoo! Thanks Stacy, Karna, and Betsy for a grand and wonderful day! When are y'all up for an excursion to the Wild Animal Park???
Monday, July 07, 2008
Feeding the horses is good. Get on his back? Are you serious???Why did I wait so long to do this? I'm ready to take another stroll along the trail!
Who me? Afraid of horses? You must be kidding -- I'm a natural cowgirl! Giddy up!