Saturday was my mom's (60th!) birthday, and she and my brother stayed with me for the weekend, so I completely forgot to check the mail until late Sunday night. Guess what arrived?! My singlet! It fits perfectly. Now the big question - will I be wearing it alone or with three layers underneath? It's… Continue reading Guess what arrived in the mail?
Any professional fundraiser will tell you that you should utilize social media channels in your efforts, but let's not forget about the power of an email. And people in public relations, like myself, will tell you that a story is more powerful that straight facts. On Sunday, March 16, I emailed about 25 family members… Continue reading Little by little
Thank you, Dixie Chicks. Every time I put in my earbuds and lace up my sneakers, "Ready to Run" gets stuck in my head. I've really been slacking on updating. Life has been busy, hectic, and downright stressful. So here's how my running has been going. Monday's run was on the treadmill and it was… Continue reading Ready ready ready, ready to run
Note: I can't keep up with the donations from you guys! I originally started drafting this post on Sunday, and then the donations just kept pouring in, and I was so overwhelmed by everyone's generosity that I had to take a breather from posting - but not from running! So here are the next three… Continue reading Thank you Kennedys, Aunt Diane and Doug!
Yesterday, I got three MORE donations from family members/family friends. My mom's cousin - my second cousin - Linda made a donation in honor of her husband. Frank has been fighting bladder cancer for two years. Bladder cancer has a high recurrence rate, and that's one of the reasons that one of my events, the… Continue reading So many thank yous
I’ve been a real slacker this week. I haven’t post anything actual related to running since Sunday, and I’ve only run twice since then. The time change always kills me. It doesn’t help that I’ve been insanely busy at work. Tuesday was absolutely lovely, and it was the only day I exercised. I got home… Continue reading 5-minute runs are better than none
My mom is better than your mom in a lot of ways - most recently because she just got me past 50% of my fundraising goal. My mom is the strongest, most inspiring person in my life. This woman literally sat through hundreds of hours of cheerleading competitions on hard, uncomfortable bleachers despite all… Continue reading Thank you, Mama!