Sep 02, 2011 by Christa Ginsburg
Hi friends and family!
Don't be alarmed that the fundraising amount is now at $0.00! Yes, it's depressing, but that's just because I hit $3575 for Nation's Triathlon!!!! AMAZING!!! Thanks to all of you for your support of the cause...from my heart and on behalf of everyone affected by blood cancer.
Doesn't really explain why it's at $0.00 though, does it? Wellll...you know me. And I'm now registered for the Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 in Galveston. Yes, I feel like a badass when I write that. But it's all for the cause - this is something really important. Have no illusions - the money you donate WILL help find a cure for blood cancer.
Thank you for being a part of it.
Now, that being said - my bike will be leaving on a truck to DC soon (wahhhh!) and I hop on a plane next Friday. Clear Lake International Triathlon was this past Saturday (Aimee's 30th birthday!) and it was so fun! Even if I did get a flat tire on the bike....darn. But, got it fixed and it wasn't the end of the world. I'm not here to win any races. Just finish em! And finish I did. Next Sunday I'll be rockin The Nation's Triathlon in DC with my fellow TNT participants - yeah!!
6 weeks to go...
Aug 06, 2011 by Christa Ginsburg
6 weeks til Nation's Tri - getting pumped up!
Today I wanted to touch a little on recruiting. I LOVE getting new people to join TNT - because I want THEM to have the amazing experience that I have had (and continue to have). This season my friend Patrizia Mendes is running with the Nike Marathon team.
Winter season kicks off tomorrow and I'll be mentoring for the Houston Marathon (memorial group). I'm excited to be running with some of the San Diego people again!
Recruiting for winter has been fabulous. 5 people from my office have joined, and 2 other friends (Sherry Hill and Marisa Katz) are in my group of mentees! I'm so glad to be getting others involved and raising that much more money for LLS - what it's all about.
Now to really kick it into high gear for Nation's!
Some fun pics...
Here I am enjoying (?) a brusque 6-mile run around the lake after our first open water swim.
It was hot, but I look pretty happy, so whatever!
Tomorrow is Hot as Hell Pub Golf - currently have raised over $1300 with this event, and the bars have yet to make their donations. How awesome? Also, super fun.
If you're coming - let's be safe, have fun, meet new people, and raise a ton of cash for LLS!
Repeat after me...I will not fall off a bike.
Jul 04, 2011 by Christa Ginsburg
Well...I will not fall off a bike AGAIN. Just kidding...I totally will.
Bike is my WEAKEST LINK.
How about this - I WILL NOT BE AFRAID OF FALLING OFF THE BIKE.
First Saturday Training!
Jun 23, 2011 by Christa Ginsburg
Well...it was MY first Saturday training, anyway. Since it overlapped with last season (San Diego). I believe this was the 4th team Saturday training.
Check out the sweet pic. We are all unleashing a mighty "BOOYAH!" I'm on the right. In the purple jersey and white hat - yknow...the one that looks like me. It was hot. VERY HOT. I'm so glad I decided not to run another marathon this season - sometimes it's nice to be in a pool and not running in the heat/humidity.
Gettin things started with pub crawl, scheduled for August 6th! Let me know if you didn't get the evite and I'll add you. Also, my friend Kristen is running Nike Women's Marathon with TNT! We are having a party in Dallas together on July 23rd. Be sure to check out her page too: http://pages.teamintraining.org/ntxok/nikesf11/khesch
I can't WAIT - I am almost at my first $1k! Thanks so much to those who have donated, especially those who have donated for a second time. I can't tell you how grateful I am.
Loving being on the team so far....I waffled for a LONG time on whether to do Nations or Nike - I knew I'd regret not doing the tri and so...here I am!
Racing to Save Lives...
Jun 17, 2011
This is my second event with Team in Training! I ran the San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon on June 5th - it was an incredible experience and I brought back many souvenirs; namely, swollen ankles, a cold, and a severe sunburn. However, something tells me that training for a marathon was NOTHING compared to chemotherapy.
This organization has meant so much to me and I've already signed on for another season, this time taking on The Nation's Triathlon (hereafter referred to as Nation's Tri) - please join me in my quest to raise funds for cancer research; this cause is close to my heart and I need YOUR help!
All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!
Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.
I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!