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Mar 30, 2012 by Alissa Polles

Part Duex.

We are now o-fficially halfway through marathon training and I’m going to update your pants off. (Via bullets points, obviously.)

  • RUNNING A MARATHON MAKES ME FEEL LIKE CAPTAIN AMERICAN AND THE FREAKING KING OF THE WORLD. All caps are usually quite scary, but I promise are definitely necessary for this statement. I’m throwing it out there that running a marathon could maybe solve world hunger and bring peace to the Middle East. It makes me feel THAT good.

  • Getting up at 6 am for a long Saturday run doesn’t work so well with the following:

- Happy Hour

- Tacos

- Ice cream

- Anything fun

  • Getting up at 6 am for a long Saturday run works amazeballs with:

- Seeing the sun rise

- Feeling way awesomer than everyone bc you ran more miles in 1 day than they ran all week – all before their sorry booties were out of bed

- Breakfast tacos and day drinking

  • In general, people who run marathons to raise money for charity are super duper nice. Coming to practice is often like a big hug. And come on, who doesn’t love a big ‘ole hug?! Awww, warm fuzzies! Ahflasdjfasdlfjasdkfjakjfa

  • Did you know you have eat while you run a marathon? Like, you have to consume calories so your body has something to burn. The snack-de-run (play on soup-de-jour… get it… it’s not really funny) is this goo stuff that really tastes like butt. I only recommend it for other marathon runners or as a gift for someone you don’t really like.

  • Running this race and raising money in honor of one of the greatest people I know is by far the best thing I have ever done. This is bucket-list, life changing, awesomeness. Period. End of Story.

Wanna race? :)

Last Place Track Star
Jan 27, 2012

Hello friends, family and all party peoples. Welcome to my Team In Training home page and my first post as an official marathoner-in-training, fundraiser for Leukemia and crappy blogger.

MAN. Writing this intro post is HARD.

I’ve gone through about 4 versions of this thing now, all of which have contained some variation of the following topics:

- My love of running

- Why haven’t I run a marathon before?

- My high school running days

- Am I scared of training?

- Can I actually complete a marathon?

- Inspirational quote

- My stepdad’s recent diagnosis of Leukemia

- Its affect on our family

- Make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training

- Leukemia is bad and terrible

- We should find a cure

- How can I contribute to finding a cure?

- Doing something bigger than yourself is important

- Inspirational quote

- Make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training

- Training for a marathon is scary

- Leukemia is even scarier

- Make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training

Add writing this while trying to be concise and witty and funny and inspiring…

So let me summarize: I am running a marathon to raise funds to help find cures and better treatments for Leukemia. I would sincerely appreciate your support through a donation.


Updates and more fun blog posts to come.



Supporter Comments

    "Show 'em what you are made of, Alissa!!!"

    Chris and Don Ginder

    Tue May 29 05:44:20 EDT 2012

    "You go girl!"

    Lauren Shatlock

    Thu May 10 01:00:13 EDT 2012

    "You�re not great for what you�ve done, you�re great for what you�ve overcome. "


    Wed May 09 01:19:43 EDT 2012

    "Happy Birthday! We are so proud of you and your goals."

    Marketing Matters

    Wed Apr 11 04:41:49 EDT 2012

    "You go Alissa! We will be praying for you! Admire so much what you are doing for Dave! You are our hero! Love you Sweetheart! Jeff and Donna"

    Jeff and Donna Heck

    Wed Apr 11 11:02:47 EDT 2012

    "This is the type of thing that really makes us love you. You will run the entire way, but more importantly you are helping others, giving of yourself and making this world a better place. - We are proud of you."

    David & Cynthia Carr

    Fri Jan 27 04:05:32 EST 2012

    "Alissa we are so proud of you- thanks for doing this for David!"

    Adam & Lauren

    Mon May 07 05:50:09 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,345.00 | Goal: $2,300.00
102 %

My Team

Team Total: $195,690.17 | Goal: $200,000.00

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In Honor of

David Carr

My Thanks To

Anonymous $250.00
Amy Popp $125.00
Jeff and Donna Heck $110.81
David Alexander $100.00
Dave King $100.00
Ralph Dillon $100.00
Bob and Sue Snyder $100.00
Rachel Mccormac $100.00
David & Cynthia Carr $100.00
Marketing Matters $85.00
Lauren Shatlock $50.00
Carla & Bix Sluss $50.00
deborah Hirtz $50.00
Anna Haver $50.00
Jodi Wheeler $50.00
Camille Ziegelhofer $50.00
Cheryl Church $50.00
Jerry Polles $50.00
Amanda Polles $50.00
Deborah Eaton $50.00
Kimberle Sorensen $50.00
Adam & Lauren $30.00
Chris and Don Ginder $25.00
Amber Long $25.00
Megan Marincic $25.00
MOnika Vendl-McAteer $25.00
katherine Viau $25.00
Anne Garrett $25.00
Xerox Corporation USA $24.19
Brian Wolf $20.00
Pam Coulter $20.00
Brittany Bauccio $20.00
Ann Hoelzel $10.00