Sep 22, 2010 by Kristin Bostic
Thanks for visiting my fundraising page for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. If this is your first time here, scroll down and catch up on all the training we have done this season. It is officially TAPER TIME which means we are tapering our mileage to prepare for the big day.
Although I am physically ready to run the 26.2 mile race, I still have $1,000 to raise for LLS to meet my minimum goal. Can you help?
Sep 22, 2010 by Kristin Bostic
Raising $2,600 for LLS by running 26.2 on 10/10/10 at the Chicago Marathon!
Welcome to my Team In Training home page!
Monday morning at work and my legs are SCREAMING from the 20 miler yesterday with Elaine. It was a tough one, but we finished it! It's now "taper time" which basically means we taper our mileage down in order to prepare our bodies for the full 26.2 race in a few weeks. Thanks for everyone's support!
This Saturday, the team and I will run our last really long run until the race - 20 miles! My first 20 miler went well so I'm hoping this one goes smoothly too. Thank you to everyone for your support! I am still a bit away from my fundraising goal so one last big PUSH! If you can share this site with your co-workers, family, friends, neighbors whoever will listen, I will appreciate it!
FUNDRAISING EVENT INFO FOR HAPPY HOUR @ COLEMAN PUBLIC HOUSE:
For any and all interested, I am hosting a "Tweetup" happy hour Monday 9/27/10 from 5:30 to 8ish at the new Coleman Public House on 427 W. Coleman Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant. 10% of the night's proceeds will be donated to LLS! If you heard about the event, want to come, but can't....please feel free to donate here. We're all running for a CURE!
Yesterday I ran 18 miles! 13 with the team and 5 on my own. It was actually not too bad of a run. The 13 miles went pretty smooth and then I made up a loop downtown to finish up the 5 miles and crown myself a victor of 18. I'm pretty sore today and have some new aches and pains, but I'm that much closer to being ready for the marathon on 10/10/10.
I do still need to raise about $1,400 by the end of this month, so I'm going to have to get creative! Please help me spread the word and reach my goal.
Yesterday we tackled 15 miles downtown, and boy was it a sweaty run! We started out at 6 AM at Colonial Lake and headed over the James Island Connector and back, then up to the Riverdogs Stadium, the Citadel, Hampton Park, Upper King, Marion Square, the Pineapple Fountain, the Battery, then back to Colonial Lake! It was actually a pretty nice run, the connector was breezy and it was pretty overcast the whole run so it wasn't too roasting hot.
Shannon joined us for this run, and a group of us stuck together the whole way to make it a pretty fun run. Thanks to everyone for their support along the way! This next weekend's long run we're going back down to 11, which will be a welcome step back.
Check out the motivation Shannon's friend sent to us from Chicago! 10/10/10 baby! TEAM CHICAGO!!!
Training is going so so. Ive been more worried about fundraising! Hosted a dessert party last night & it didn't go as well as we had hoped. Matt helped me a LOT and I couldn't have done it without him! He even financed all of the ingredients as his donation. :) such a good one.
Track Tuesday this week went well, 5 x 1200 on thte dreadmill! Have a 6 miler up for tomorrow and then a 15 miler on the agenda for Saturday...will check back in to let you all know how that goes!
Whew! A great week in running last week. I started my 3 day a week training plan & so far I love it. On Tuesdays you do a track workout, Thursdays a tempo run (a faster-than-usual mid-distance run) and Saturdays are the long run. This past Saturday (July 3rd) we had company in town for the holiday weekend, so I was excited that my buddy Alesha who was in Charleston from Raleigh joined the team to run the 11 miles with us! She ROCKED it. especially considering she had never run more than 9 miles before AND was coming off of an ankle sprain & a torn miniscus. Add on to that, the weather for the run was in the 70s - highly unheard of for this time of year down here. I felt like I could have run forever! This morning I joined Sarah & Kimi for our Track Tuesday's -- on the docket this week? 6 x 800s....wow! That was a tough one. Today at work I have been moaning a lot & stretching around the office...ahh marathon training season!
Thank you to my recent donor, Dr. Josh Cole from Cole Chiropractic! Dr. Cole has also been nice enough to let me put out a donation jar at his office. Thanks again!
Killer track workout this morning with Sarah & Kimi got me excited about a giveaway! Anyone who donates to my campaign by Friday June 25th will be entered to win a TNT 'Crush' FuelBelt. Picture and description can be found here: http://www.fuelbelt.com/TNT/tnt.html. Good luck!
Wow! The humidity is really getting crazy here in Charleston. Last Saturday was our first group long run & it was HOT! The heat index that day got up to 115 I think?! By the time I was done with 8 miles at 8 AM, I could wring out my clothes they were so soaked in sweat. But that's okay, we have a race to train for and a cause to support. This Saturday, we're running about 10 miles, and undoubtedly, it will be just as hot. I'm up to $220 so far but I haven't even sent out my fundraising letters yet!
Thanks to all my Twitter friends for heeding the call for donations.
So far I am really enjoying being a TNT mentor. I have four runners who I communicate with to encourage their training, their fundraising, answer questions & so forth. It has been very satisfying to be able to help other newbie (and not so new) runners figure out ways to raise money for LLS & the best days and times to train. It's so encouraging to hear others so excited about the cause & their training. Many runners who train with TNT have never run more than 3 miles! It's tough for them at first, but then they get hooked, just like the rest of us. :)
Yep, I'm doing it again! This year, I'm training to participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 10, 2010 as a member of the Charleston chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.
All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!
Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. If you suppoprted me last year in my mission to get to the Marine Corps Marathon with TNT, thank you! I raised over $3,500 for LLS. The above photo is of my TNT teammates Kimi, Katy & me pre-race!
Thanks to those who donated offline:
Gary the office handy man
Random neighbors :)