I am looking forward to tomorrow - April 1 - for SO many reasons. Yes, April means Marathon Month. But it also means March is over. March 2017 has been the worst month of my life. From getting the worst possible news about Rags' heart on March 3 and saying goodbye to him on March… Continue reading Is It April Yet?
Runners talk a lot about personal records (PRs). I've set several PRs this training season, but the ones I am most proud of and grateful for are the ones YOU GUYS made possible! That said, I am just $323.80 shy of my next fundraising milestone - the $7,000 mark. Please support me as I wind… Continue reading Personal Records (PRs)
On Saturday, I ran 20 miles. I don’t know how I did it. It was hard. It was raining and 40 degrees. I hadn’t put foot to pavement since March 13 (and those 3 miles were so painful). So I knew it wasn’t going to be my best run, but by god it was going… Continue reading 20 Miles Done Means It’s Taper Time
To say my training has been eratic over the last few weeks would be an understatement. I've already written about that here, but I wasn't expecting to be paying for it physically when I'm already mentally drained. After the long run on March 11, my arches and shins were in excruciating pain. I knew I needed… Continue reading Arches and Shins and Ice Packs, Oh My!
Rags no longer being part of my life means I have a lot more time to myself. I'm trying to see the silver living in this, but it hasn't been easy. On Thursday morning, the day after, I had no idea what time to get up for work. Walking Rags, feeding him, changing his water… Continue reading The New Normal
The power of corporate matching just got me past the $6,000 mark! If you aren't sure if your company matches charitable gifts, checkwww.matchinggifts.com/dana-farber or better yet - ask your HR department. Some companies match 2x or 3x!
Even though I just hit the $4,000 mark on Friday night, I received a huge donation from "a friend of Rags" on Sunday, pushing me up and over the $5,000 fundraising minimum (meaning my credit card won't be charged!). I've actually received four donations in memory of Rags, and I can't even begin to tell… Continue reading Halfway There!