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SLO and not too steady
Apr 24, 2013 by Stacia Torborg

Hello friends and supporters! Can't believe I hadn't checked in with you already to say one last big THANK YOU and let me know how my race went! Well, you can read my race report HERE, or, here's a spoiler:



I finished! Interestingly, I predicted my finish time pretty precisely in my last update here -- five hours and thirty minutes. Next time I'll be more optimistic! Lots of room for improvement and I'm psyched for what comes next. As soon as I get over this injury... doc says probably tendinitis. Dang.


I'm already signed up to be a mentor for fall season! Don't worry, I won't be fundraising. I had a great experience with TNT, though, and I'm so happy I'll be staying involved. It's an awesome program doing great work for those affected by cancer, their families, and athletes and would-be athletes as well.


Thanks again for all your support,

xoxoxo

Stacia

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ready or not, here it comes (race weekend, that is!)
Apr 05, 2013 by Stacia Torborg

Pretty much the worst timing ever, but I have a nasty cold this week. Still, cold or no cold (I would really prefer no cold), I'm running the SLO Marathon on Sunday. So soon!


Wrapped up training with a 20-mile training run on March 23rd --



(That middle photo is me killin' it! Bam! Pow!)


I've raised $2,840, above and beyond my goal, thanks to the generous support of my friends and family. Thank you so much! I'm awfully close to $3,000, and it's not too late to donate. ;)


Next stop: San Luis Obispo. I'll have my phone with me during the race, so please feel free to send encouraging texts from 6am to... uh... let's be real, 11:30am? on Sunday. SLO(w) indeed.


love,

Stacia

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two things to celebrate!
Mar 16, 2013 by Stacia Torborg

Number one: I ran my first for-real trail race this morning, a half marathon in the Marin Headlands. It kicked my butt but I finished smiling. I love trail running!

(Check out my sweet finisher's mug!)


Number two (and this is the big one): As of last night, I have met my fundraising goal! Thank you so much for your support! And, of course, it's not too late to donate if you'd like to contribute to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's great cause.

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3 weeks to marathon-day! 1 more week to help me meet my fundraising goal!
Mar 14, 2013 by Stacia Torborg

Dear friends and family,


As you are probably aware (because I'm more than happy to tell anyone who'll listen!), I am running my first marathon in April -- in just over three weeks, in fact -- to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I've been training hard since November, and I've got just one more extra-long training run -- the big two-oh miler -- and a bunch of shorter runs to go between now and then. It's been amazing and incredibly worthwhile, but also really difficult. The other day during a tough core workout following speedwork on the track, one of my teammates reminded us, "it's easier than cancer!" In our second minute holding plank pose, one of my other teammates, himself a cancer survivor, responded, "barely!" I am grateful to myself for making the commitment to do this, but even more grateful for the support of my teammates and you, my friends and supporters.


At the moment, I've raised over $2,200, and I have just one more week to raise an additional $400 to reach my goal of $2,620, $100 for every mile I'll run on April 7th. Many of you have already donated what you're able, and I appreciate your help hugely. If you haven't donated yet, or even if you have, I hope you'll consider making a small (or large! That's cool too!) donation to help me reach my goal. 76% of your donation will directly fund cancer research and patient services; the rest helps support LLS management and Team In Training, which itself has made a huge difference in the lives of cancer survivors like my dad and several of my teammates, and in my own life.


Please visit my fundraising page at http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/snlomara13/stacia and let me know if you have any questions about what I'm doing or why. I am, again and as always, thankful for your support.


Stacia

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coyote hills half marathon
Jan 29, 2013 by Stacia Torborg

Hello, friends and supporters! On Saturday I ran my first half marathon! I had an amazing time. I wrote some stuff about it on my personal blog, here.


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    "Wow!"
     

    Diana Dickinson

    Wed Nov 14 12:36:11 EST 2012

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    "i salute you! go forth and run!"
     

    kati

    Mon Dec 31 11:08:04 EST 2012

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    "You Go Girl, glad I could put in my bit to help."
     

    Deena Lavine

    Mon Dec 31 11:22:35 EST 2012

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    "Very interesting history! Glad you're following in Jay's footsteps. I have it on my calendar to cheer on 4/7. All the best then, before and after - and a very Happy New Year! George"
     

    George Snyder

    Mon Dec 31 12:52:41 EST 2012

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    "You rock my world, for reelz. Your dedication, graciousness, and tenacity inspire me. "
     

    Adam Sussman

    Mon Dec 31 01:15:02 EST 2012

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    "Stacia - I know you'll do a great job in the marathon. It's wonderful that you are following in your dad's footsteps literally and are supporting a great casue. My aunt Frances, who had a great zest for life to whom I was very close, died from lukemia many years ago. I am so glad your dad had the benefit of the new drug which saved his life. Best wishes and love, Pegg"
     

    Peggy Hendrix

    Sat Jan 05 11:46:02 EST 2013

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    "Good luck on your training. I'm proud of you."
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Jan 10 11:43:06 EST 2013

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    "You continue to impress and amaze me; go for it!"
     

    Kathleen Worley

    Tue Feb 19 06:44:08 EST 2013

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    "go stooce"
     

    Scott Torborg

    Tue Feb 19 10:48:47 EST 2013

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    "You are so awesome! Great fundraising idea and I can't wait to see the photos! Good luck with 26 miles :)"
     

    Christen Love

    Sun Feb 24 12:42:50 EST 2013

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    "I love all of your posts! Go TEAM!"
     

    Kyla

    Wed Feb 27 01:38:58 EST 2013

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    "Best of luck to you as you train for this amazing cause! So inspired!"
     

    Seann Michael Smith

    Wed Mar 06 02:21:28 EST 2013

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    "Hey Stacia, Good luck. --Stevie"
     

    Stevie

    Thu Mar 14 04:30:53 EDT 2013

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    "Go Girl!!! "
     

    Kathleen Doctor

    Sat Mar 16 01:21:10 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck Stacia! Very worthy cause. Cathy Beck"
     

    catherine beck

    Sat Mar 16 11:41:22 EDT 2013

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    "Stacia, I'm so proud of you for doing this, and I'll be thinking of you on the 7th. Happy trails! Love, George"
     

    george snyder

    Wed Mar 20 03:12:05 EDT 2013

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    "Stacia, my apologies for this being so last minute. I'm glad to see that, though I missed the deadline for your goal, you have met it and then some, and this will still count. This is an awesome project, and I commend your dedication to this worthy cause. You go, girl! Love, Liz"
     

    Liz Bryant

    Sat Mar 23 11:44:59 EDT 2013

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    "Happy to support you Stacia!"
     

    Robin Carpenter

    Sun Mar 24 12:08:31 EDT 2013

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    "Stacia--I'm so proud of what you're doing! I never gave you and Andrew a wedding gift, but I thought donating to this cause might be a nice way to recognize your efforts and give to something you both care about. Congratulations! I would love to see you (and go on a trail run together!) after finals. Lots of love, Genna"
     

    Genna Beier

    Tue Apr 02 06:34:13 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,840.00 | Goal: $2,620.00
 
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Kathleen Doctor  
Stevie  
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Kyla  
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