My Fundraising Page
Apr 06, 2013
Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.
I'm back for the 6 miles I didn't get to run in 2010. And wouldn't you know it, this morning the skies poured for my first group run! I can't get out of the rain! But I'll be prepared if it rains again at the marathon this year. I'm speeding through so I can at least get in my last 6 miles! I'm fundraising again too, which means I need everyone's help! Thinking along the lines of the 6 miles I missed last time, how about I make a deal with you? A buck a mile, $6? Or $60;) I'll be signing up for the half so $13 would be even more motivation to run! Support a baker's dozen, donuts are awesome...wait getting off track here;) Any support is appeciated as I give this another shot. I am thankful to have another opportunity and priviledge to train with this awesome group while we raise money for the LLS.
This run was a tad CoLdEr than last weekend, but not as wEt, so overall it went well. It was the first time I ran up Demonbreun in a looong time! But my teammates keep a good pace and we were done in no time so we could get breakfast and coffee at Fido to strategize our fundraising. Uh, was that a run on sentence? My grammar is hopeless, but if you could please, please, please help me raise my $1,250 goal, it would be much, much, much appreciated, and give hope to so many in need of the funding and research supported by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Greetings! Saturday morning went well as we hit the greenway for GTS. Sammi introduced us to her inspiration for joining the cause and we were also glad to hear she finished her 100 mile race last weekend! We gathered at Starbuck's after the run for a quick refuel and a warmer start to our weekend. We are still brainstorming for fundraising ideas so if you have any, feel free to share! Thanks and have a great Saturday!!
Happy unValentine's Day!! We made it through another chilly run this morning. Zeke gave our Mission Moment and more of his story is on his page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/tn/flypig13/zarteaga. I had a great run next to Stacey and Michael keeping the pace. I wasn't done with the cold though because this afternoon JoAnna needed some help at Pinnacle bank selling GS cookies!! SO if you would like to have some GS cookies and donate to the cause, I can hook you up!!;) firstname.lastname@example.org
I logged a few miles on the treadmill tonight to prepare for a long run on Saturday. Took The Dad with me to the Y; he makes for a good walking partner, - we'll get him to a jog yet! :) I'm glad I have a place to run when the cold is the least motivating factor, brrr.
In trying to fundraise, I'm posting a few things online for sale and 100% will for to The LLS : http://nashville.craigslist.org/tag/3632600035.html. This is a posting for The Sounds Like Home Dollhouse, -1980s I think. Let me know if you are interested or you want items gone (I'll sell them for you!) so you can have more space at home and it counts as a donation I think!:)
We had a great sping time 10 mile run last Saturday morning. No rain! No snow! Just sun, light clouds, and blue sky. Love it!
One of my sweet Sunday school teachers, Mrs. Tommy, used to tell us to remember that we are children of God. She taught the pre-school class and every little voice could tell you, "I am a child of God." Since my mom and I have been taking a few painting classes, she suggested I paint an angel with this phrase in remembrance of her and to carry on the work of reminding others that we are children of God. If you would be interested in buying this painting, 100% will go toward The LLS! Please, let me know if you are interested. It is also posted at http://nashville.craigslist.org/art/3703136365.html.
thank you to ms. shelly for sharing a mission moment. one of the things she spoke about was the unselfish and loving character of her mother in law in caring for her husband, who had cancer, while having cancer and treatments herself.
This morning the team for the 1/2 marathon ran 12 miles (and omg I'm feelin' it). With my left ankle still a little twingy from a fall a couple weeks ago (clumbsy me), I ran and walked a little bit...but ran most of it!:) I was encouraged by the early morning landscapers on 16th yelling, "Finish stong! Keep going!"
For the last long run before we taper, I wore my old jersey from 2010, the year it flooded in Nashville. I had decorated it with puffy paint and the Mc reminded me of the coaches, Ms. Grimes and Coach Dunn, who taught at McGavock High School. This year I will also keep Ms. Tommy, a Sunday school teacher and dear lady, in my thoughts when I run as well.