Aug 17, 2012 by Phyllis Karsten
I have passed the half waypoint in my training - And, thanks to the generosity of my friends, I am 2/3 of the way to my fund raising goal!
After almost three months of training, I am beginning to feel more confident that I will be able to complete those 13/1 miles of a half marathon. Our longest walk to date (August 11) was 8 miles, which I finished in two and a quarter hours. I even had energy to do more - so I'm getting there.
There is a great sense of comaraderie with team mates, coaches and mentors. After most of our runs/walks, some of the mentors bring great food - to make sure we are well nourished!
I would like to thank all who have contributed, and all who are rooting for me. You give me great pleasure to hear I am being a role model for living life to its fullest, as well as doing my bit to help advance the search for cures for Leukemia and other cancers..
My Big Challenge Project
Aug 23, 2012 by Phyllis Karsten
What is this Team In Training (TNT) thing, that I’ve signed up for, all about?
- When I found out about this program, I realized that this would be a way for me to utilize my enjoyment of races for more than just my own fun. So with fear and trepidation, I jumped in and signed up to train to complete a half marathon walking event and to be a part of the program to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
- The Team In Training program offers runners and walkers the opportunity to take on the challenge of a marathon or half-marathon and make a difference in the lives of people living with, or in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.
- My training will be a customized program with expert coaching, I will be will training with a local group of like-minded individuals for motivation and inspiration.
- In exchange for this great program, I’ve committed to raise funds for research and treatment for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is a huge personal challenge – to both complete the Half Marathon, and to fulfill my fundraising commitment.
- My father had a rare form of blood cancer, so I’m dedicating my efforts to him.
How can I help?
- Push the “Donate Now” button and use the secure website to enter your contribution.
You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation
Thanks Making a difference in the lives of those living with cancer, and for your encouragement in helping me meet my goals
My Honor Roll
My Honor Roll
Joseph Hills Wythe - I have dedicated my training to my father who had a rare form of blood cancer. He was always interested in research and would support my training and fund raising efforts.
Merilyn Prior - The mother of my neighbor Carolyn Koehle
Scott Huan - A neighbor who survived bone marrow transplants back in 1984! Thanks to reasearch, patients with this form of Leukemia can now just take pills to controll their leukemia.
Betty Kadri - A dear friend who, after giving us all a huge fright, has been Leukemia free for many years.
Andrea Hoeke: Daughter of Bernadine Hoeke, who walks almost daily in my neighborood. Andrea had a bone marrow transplant in 1988 when that was a new procedure. She has been Lleukemia free ever since. Bernadine has shared with me her story of the wonderful assistance the L & L Society gave not only to her daughter but to their whole family.