$75 to go to meet my minimum!
Jul 26, 2011 by Rob Rowe
I am only $75 away from meeting my donation goal. I would love to finish this week by meeting my goal. Thank you for your support.
On the running side of things it has been HOT & HUMID! I've learned the importance of properly hydrating on off days as well as running days. I have sweat more in the past few weeks than I have in the past 10 years. Today's 5 mile run on a more hilly course I ran my personal best. The running part is getting easier now, I can actually do things after runs now.
Remember all of our friends and family members who are dealing with cancer of any sort. Give them support by cooking meals for them or running errands. Even a brief how are you doing at the right moment can lift someone spirts.
Thank you for all of your support folks!
I'm almost there!
Jul 20, 2011 by Rob Rowe
Tomorrow I'm sending off a batch of donations that will put my total at $825, only $125 away from my goal. Thank you to my friends and family. We've raised the money in about 3 weeks!
My training is progressing. Last Saturday I ran 9 miles and survived! It was on a rails to trails project trail that takes you through nice wooded areas. Which is nice when it is hot and humid. Thankfully Saturday was more like a bay area summer than a North Carolina summer.
Some of you may wonder why I keep going back to Team in Training. In a nutshell it helps ground me. Yeah, I know that is a cheesy saying. Being are part of TNT helps me realize how lucky I've been with my kids and family. Team in Training has a way of recharging my batteries. Here's an example. This past Monday was a trying day at work. I was ready to blow my top! I came home and had donations in my mailbox which is a little like Christmas morning to be honest. On Monday night I had donations of $135 dollars. That in and of itself was enough to change my mood.
Thank you to all of those who have already donated. If you haven't donated yet, maybe you could be the person to put me over the top!
As of today I've ran 105 miles in training. Man, I would have never guessed I would have ran that much. I'm actually starting to kinda like running.
Week 5 Recap
Jul 05, 2011 by Rob Rowe
Another nice week of training. This week's long run was 8 miles and for half of that run I felt real good. The rest of it wasn't that bad either. I'm really starting to consider doing the full marathon instead of the half. I'm still not ready to commit to the full but I'm leaning towards it.
On the fundraising side things, the money has started to come in. I'm Sitting at $460 dollars (I know that the page doesn't say it but it will shortly.) For this week I'd love to hit the $600 mark. Remember, your money is going to help fund research for a cure.
Wee 4 Recap
Jun 27, 2011 by Rob Rowe
This week was a nice week. I sent in donations that will bring my totals up to $115 or 12% of the way. On the running side of things I ran 15 miles this week with my longest run at 6 miles. My training is going well enought that I have started to think about doing the full marathon instead of the half. I'm not sure if I'll do it yet but it is something I'm thinking about doing.
At Saturday's pre-run talk the current coach talked about the previous coach. She is on her third battle with cancer. We may have rough days but nothing compares to what the cancer patients go through on a daily basis. Please consider donating to help further research for a cure.
Week 3 is in the can!
Jun 21, 2011 by Rob Rowe
The third week of training can be summed up as another week of improvement. Our team workout was in Raleigh on part of the course we will be running in the City of Oaks event that I'm training for. We ran 5 miles which was the longest distance I had ever ran. I was worried about it for most of the week but when the day came it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. As of this past Sunday I have ran just under 39 miles something I didn't think I ever would do ;).
Week three also brought in my first donations! I now have $90 which is ~10% of the goal. I will be sending out snail mail letters this week so I hope the number rises quickly. I know my friends, family and co-workers won't let me know.
Before each team run we have what is called a 'mission moment'. Mission moments are when someone talks about a relative, friend or their own experience going through leukemia or another cancer. This week a runner from the Raleigh team informed us that she has a 15 year old cousin who has just come through AML and is now officially in remission. This same teammate has an aunt who has just started chemotherapy for AML. Team in Training helps raise money to ensure that fewer and fewer people have to go through this experience. Please do your part by donating. Any amount helps.