Mar 31, 2011 by Lynn Weber
I have some catching up to do here!! First I would like to say Thank You again to everyone who has donated, attended a fundraiser, or offered words of encouragement along the way. You've done more then you can imagine to help not just me, but my teammates and most of all, those whose lives have been affected by blood cancers. YOU are the super stars!!
Training has been...well...cold and wet and sometimes miserable. BUT, I haven't missed a single workout and will be running 14 miles this Saturday...right on track. It will be our first run with no rain. As a matter of fact, i need to find my sunscreen as this 2 1/2 hour could leave me pretty sunburnt if I'm not careful!
I've been very fortunate in that I have avoided any injuries thus far. I had my first ice bath last week after running 12.3 miles...it was much needed and I'm sure it helped in recovery. I don't know which is crazier...the run or sitting in a tub of ice water for 15 minutes praying my toe-nails don't fall off before my Cabo vacation in May!!
I'm working at getting my personal honoree, Josh, as an official Team in Training Team Honoree. I think he's pretty excited about it too...and so are his sisters who now want to come to San Diego to cheer me on in June...(ok, they REALLY want to go to the San Diego Zoo, but we can probably bribe them into spending an hour at the finish line to cheer on our team first).
Here's a treat for you guys...I was given the Spirit Award last week for being an awesome "rockstar" and got to run with the spirit cape on my back. On top of that, my great friends dressed me up with a purple tu-tu and rainbow lei...and yes, I wore this get up the whole 12.3 miles...I earned it after all! So, here's a picture of your's truly, all decked out!
Meet my honoree Josh!
Mar 16, 2011 by Lynn Weber
I have the cutest Honoree...Josh Garrido...and he will be 6 years old next month!!!
Josh was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) on May 26, 2009, shortly after turning 4 years old. Josh is still under going chemotherapy at Children's Hospital in Oakland, in fact, his treatment takes 3 1/2 years!!
Now you have an adorable face to go with the cause...your donation and support will help kids like Josh, and their families with patient services, and best of all, will help put an end to all blood cancers!!
Mar 11, 2011 by Lynn Weber
I just wanted to let you know about 2 fundraising events I have going on right now. The first is for dinner at Tahoe Joe's here in Vacaville on March 30th (Wednesday). For just $20 you have your choice of 3 different dinners, complete with sides. HALF of your ticket price goes towards my fundraising goal!! You must prepurchase your ticket from me and it is only good for March 30th. However, you may eat-in or take-out anytime between 11am and 10pm.
See the menu below:
The second fundraiser is through PartyLite. For just $15-$20 you can pick your favorite candle set, then pick your favorite fragrance and then order from me...there is no tax or shipping and handling charges on these orders! Again, HALF of your purchase price goes directly to my Team in Training fundraising goal to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!!
Click here to see a brochure.
Starting today, March 11, I can accept donations through this site for the Tahoe Joe's dinner tickets. Just make a minimum donation of $20 per ticket and then email me, message, me, text me, or call...and let me know that you made your donation. I will either mail you your ticket(s) or make arrangements to get you your ticket(s) before the event.
Thanks so much and GO TEAM!
Cuttings Wharf Long Run
Mar 05, 2011 by Lynn Weber
Hello my friends and supporters!!
Today, March 5, was our Team in Training long run out at Cuttings Wharf in beautiful Napa, Ca. We dedicated our run to Jessica Carvalho, my friend, team mate and co-worker who is such an inspiration to all of us. I ran with Mentor, Collen Lupo, who made sure I kept good form...something that was very important as we found that there were HILLS on this run!!
The weather was cooperative enough to finally run in shorts and I was able to shed my long sleeves at mile 2. By mile 3 I felt like I could run forever...
We rehydrated at mile 3.5 (which was relly mile 4, we learned after we completed the run) since we had to run back now...back through those hills!! They seemed a little more manageable having gotten into the groove. And thankfully, I felt really good, no aches or pains, just awesome scenery, complete with wineries and farms.
Our long run ended up measuring 8 miles and we clocked 74 minutes 24 seconds. Looking forward to next weeks run!!
Talk to you all soon!
Feb 25, 2011 by Lynn Weber
I just wanted to give all of you an update on how things are going with TNT. Last night our dedicated team got together at Al Patch Park for our scheduled track run. Yes, it was raining, and yes, it was cold. We did our drills and sprints, spending about an hour out in the elements. But our spirits were high and there was a whole lot more laughter then there was complaining. Of course, the knowledge of a little Starbucks get-together afterwards provided some extra motivation!!
I did my long run last Saturday...6.75 miles, in 60 minutes and will either do another long run tomorrow at Team Training or on Monday. Currently, I am running Mon, Tues, Thur, and Saturday without fail. I cross train with the kettlebells or do a bodyrock workout on Wed, Fri, and Sun...making sure to do some abs and pushups too. I've also started drinking Green Monster Smoothies (usually substituting water or coconut juice for the milk). I feel really good and super motivated.
It's funny now that I look forward to training, even in the rain and cold. Something about keeping my honorees in my heart and having my team cheering for me makes me want to run further and faster!!
Well, I'm off to get in some kettlebell swings today...tomorrow is a TNT run out in Green Valley at 8am...hopefully it won't be as cold as the weatherman is predicting!!
Til next time!!