First race done!
Jun 18, 2014 by Kirsty Kenny
On Sunday, June 15th dad and I did our first race for the season. It was the Father's Day 5k in Ventura California along the beautiful promenade. The course was an easy, flat, out and back and the weather was overcast and perfect for pushing our bodies hard. We ended up beating our 5k personal team best by a minute and a half, finishing at 00:33:05. We always finish as a team! :) To top it off we did well in our individual age categories. I placed 6th in my age group and dad finished 7th in his. And we were the 9th team to cross the finish line.
As far as training goes, we are up to 4 miles without walking or stopping and keeping a consistent pace, the longer runs are starting to feel really good! We are also up to 7 miles with walking intervals and feeling stronger every day!
Thank you to all who have donated so far! We are deeply humbled by the continuing generosity of our family and friends and hope to reach our goal before the end of summer.
Also, thank you for the lovely comments that have been left at the bottom of our fundraising page. They are very much appreciated and help to keep us motivated on the tough days.
Donating Outside the USA
Jun 12, 2014 by Kirsty Kenny
To Our friends and family around the world!
If you have trouble donating on this website, which we know a few of you have, we have set up a GoFundMe page on which you can support us in our efforts. The GoFunMe me page has been tested from Ireland and it works :) Here is the link, and thank you again for your support!
Kirsty and Tom
Dad has joined my training and fundraising efforts!
Jun 12, 2014 by Kirsty Kenny
Hello Family and Friends,
Thank you for the generous donations that have already been made! I am so grateful for your support and for standing beside us as we fight to end blood cancers!
I am excited to announce that dad has started training with me for the half marathon! He came to his first team training this past week and very much enjoyed running with our awesome team. Tuesday was our first timed mile for the season and it turns out that dad has a better mile time than I!!! He fininshed in 08:36, while I crossed the line at 09:02. I am excited to have him running with us because he will make me a better runner!
Dad and I have been running 5k races together for a few years and are looking foward to running a half marathon together. It is always fun to have someone to grow with as an athlete. It is going to be a fun season!
My Fundraising Page
May 19, 2014
WELCOME TO MY TEAM IN TRAINING (TNT) HOME PAGE!
I joined Team in Training on May 18th, 2014. The reason being because in April of 2014, my two year old little boy had a tumor removed from his colon. As a mother, seeing your child experience anything like that is the scariest thing in the world. Luckily, this tumor, which was one inch in diameter, came back benign. After the longest week of my life waiting for those results I breathed a huge sigh of relief that I had a healthy baby boy.
Soon after I breathed that sigh of relief, I realized that not all parents receive that happy phone call. Having a tumor removed (or having a long list of tests) is often just the beginning of a long road with their little one.
I am incredibly grateful for the health of my little boy and realize that we have been blessed that having the tumor removed was the final step in returning to full health. So I now want to show my gratitude by helping those who are not as fortunate. Getting involved with TNT will be my way of paying it forward and giving thanks.
For my first event as a part of Team in Training, I will be running in the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Fransisco on October 19th, 2014. I am excited to be training with and for such inspirational people and can see this being a lifelong commitment.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.
I know these are tough economic times and we're all very mindful of how we choose to spend our dollars - some people don't have a choice. All of their hard earned money will go towards treatments and medicine. Just think how much closer each dollar is to finding a cure...
I'm in for a long race, but theirs is longer. Every bit helps bring us closer to the finish line, and we'll get there with your help. One person can't do it alone, but together we at least have a fighting chance.