Deirdre Hughes Fundraising

Mt. Tremblant 70.3, My First Ironman
Apr 30, 2013

When i started training for this half ironman, I thought I knew how to ride a bike. I was sadly mistaken. The kind of bike riding I was used to is nice casual riding on a comfortable bike. This is not the type of riding I have been expereincing the past few months while training with the team.

My first ride outside on my road bike was a little scary to say the least. It was February. It was raining, and it was still pretty cold. Just riding to the lightrail was challeging. The bike felt strange and uncomfortable. It was weird sitting so high. I wasn't even clipped in yet and still managed to fall over in central park in front of many people. But I did it again the next week. Then the next. I know at this point that the bike portion of the race will be the toughest part for me.

My first week riding with the team was hard. We met at the George Washington Bridge and rode up to State Line. As I rode back to Hoboken I was exhausted and pretty much fell asleep right after the ride. The next week was a similar situation. It was just so hard to ride that far. I was feeling discouraged and thinking, "How in the world am I going ot ride 56 miles after swimming 1.2 miles, and then run a half marathon right after? I will surely fall asleep immediately after the race." It wasn't until we had a nutrition clinic and I discovered that fueling up properly before long workouts is essential to completing them and feeling good enough to finish this endurance race.

This past weekend my bike ride was great. The weather was perfect and I was ready to take in the calories I burned off in the 60 miles I rode. I even ran 2 miles when I got home!

Training is really going well, and fundraisng is quickly coming to the final days! I need your help to make all this training worth it. A donation can help patients heal and improve research for blood cancer. Unfortunately I lost someone in my family to cancer very recently and others I know and love are currently going through their own battles with cancer. Your donations will go to help fight these battles a little harder with better more affective treatment so that we will be surviving. I want to see cancer have a 100% survival rate. Lets do this together!

See you at the finishline!


Supporter Comments

    "You go D so proud of you!!"

    Brenda Villa

    Fri Dec 28 10:23:06 EST 2012

    "Family pride!"

    brandon borzelli

    Thu Jun 13 07:03:11 EDT 2013

    "Go Deirdre! Go Team in Trainig!"

    Jeffret Hughes

    Mon Feb 18 05:15:19 EST 2013

    "70.3 is no joke! Proud of ya. You will do great!"

    Andreas Moraitis

    Mon Mar 04 09:49:57 EST 2013

    "Deirdre, thank you for caring...."

    Millie Gross

    Thu Mar 07 02:54:45 EST 2013

    "Good luck DD!!! I know you can do it! "

    Christine Spinelli

    Wed Mar 13 06:37:53 EDT 2013

    "Looking forward to the fundraiser."

    Sandy Lustig

    Wed Apr 24 03:38:53 EDT 2013

    "Kick some ass!"

    Elizabeth Piscetelli

    Tue Apr 30 02:36:26 EDT 2013

    "Congrats & Good Luck DD!! I am very impressed & proud of you!"


    Wed May 01 10:42:47 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Deirdre! I fundraised for a Team n Training Marathon a few years ago, but unfortunately could not run because I got injured a month out. An Ironman is badass, you rock!! -Marissa"

    Marissa Singer

    Thu May 02 10:46:44 EDT 2013

    "GOOD LUCK!"

    Jon Roche

    Thu May 02 11:49:40 EDT 2013

    "I'm so proud of you Sissy!"

    Erin Hughes

    Mon Jun 10 01:09:41 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Deirdre "

    Kathleen Costello

    Sat Jun 01 02:07:27 EDT 2013

    "Wishing you a smooth ride! Good luck!"


    Mon May 27 03:24:58 EDT 2013

    "This is awesome, best of luck! "

    Chris Rudloff

    Mon May 20 12:56:29 EDT 2013

    "Buenas Suerte"

    Eunice Frias

    Fri May 17 10:48:26 EDT 2013

    "Here you go D a little more I was able to dig up, I wish I could give more! Just know I am very proud of you!!!!"

    Brenda Villa

    Tue May 14 10:57:17 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck DD!! Kick some ass :)"

    Amber Bayraktar

    Tue May 14 08:28:12 EDT 2013

    "Kick @$$ and take names! We're rooting for you! Thank you for being an such an inspiration!"

    Peter and Christina Marrero

    Thu May 09 10:32:59 EDT 2013

    "Deirdre, you will always be an inspiration for me and a life long, true friend. I am happy to make this small donation on behalf of your courageous outlook on life. I cannot wait to see what obstacles you overcome in life out of pure determination and an enlightened spirit. Please keep our animal friends in your thoughts for one mile of your race and push through the pain with theirs in mind. I love you. "

    Jocelyn Portney

    Thu May 09 10:23:53 EDT 2013

    "Good luck, Deirdre! You are amazing and I wish you all the best! : )"

    Dana Mason

    Fri Mar 22 08:12:45 EDT 2013

    "Takes a special breed....I'm proud to be related to one of the chosen :)"

    brandon borzelli

    Mon Mar 04 11:17:51 EST 2013

    "Go girl! As the mom of a long term Leukemia survivor, I am happy to support your efforts and this work. "

    Laurie Kaplan

    Sat Feb 16 05:00:30 EST 2013

    "Awesome that DD can do all this amazing stuff. I am all for a way to help fight these horrible diseases so if DD can run to make it happy, I am all for it! Go DD Go!! Laura J"

    Laura Jaquinto

    Fri Feb 15 04:01:05 EST 2013

    "What an amazing thing you do!!!"

    Lindsay Talley

    Fri Jan 18 03:27:47 EST 2013

    "Just wanted to make a difference.Wish ot could be more,"

    Sandy Lustig

    Fri Jan 18 11:50:44 EST 2013

    "Go D! Keep it up!"

    Christopher DeVoe

    Fri Jan 18 11:50:06 EST 2013

    " Always good to have a mentor like you - we should all be right beside you Here's to all "Good Friends" "

    George Anne Ferrante

    Fri Jan 18 09:03:58 EST 2013

    "Thanks. You're going to make a difference!"

    Julia Kelly

    Tue Feb 19 07:07:48 EST 2013

    "Best of Luck Deirdre!!"

    Bridget Gagen

    Mon Jun 03 02:42:01 EDT 2013

    "SO SO PROUD OF YOU CHICA!!!!! xoxo"

    Janire & Wilson

    Wed Jun 05 03:49:38 EDT 2013

    "Thank you for your dedication and perseverance in the fight against cancer!"

    yesenia hernandez

    Thu Jun 13 04:15:14 EDT 2013

    "I'm so proud of you Dierdre! "


    Tue Jan 22 12:05:59 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,055.30 | Goal: $5,000.00
101 %

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My Thanks To

Deirdre M Hughes $615.00
Jeffret Hughes $500.00
Deirdre M Hughes $415.00
Mark Chaitowitz $250.00
Jewish Communal Fund $250.00
Laurie Kaplan $200.00
Bridget Gagen $100.00
Kathleen Costello $100.00
Therese Foran $100.00
Howard Levine $100.00
Robert Rice $100.00
Matt Stout $100.00
Dana Mason $100.00
Millie Gross $100.00
brandon borzelli $100.00
Ramon Frias $100.00
fallon nieves $100.00
Shawn $70.30
brandon borzelli $50.00
yesenia hernandez $50.00
Erin Hughes $50.00
Janire & Wilson $50.00
Elizabeth Hanlon $50.00
Guadalupe Gutierrez $50.00
Brenda Villa $50.00
Amber Bayraktar $50.00
Maribel Frias $50.00
Elizabeth Piscetelli $50.00
Julia Kelly $50.00
Laura Jaquinto $50.00
Joe Dockery $50.00
Natalie $50.00
Christopher DeVoe $50.00
Natalie DiSantis $40.00
Mary Foran $30.00
Jon Roche $30.00
Lauren Krohn $25.00
Mary Shell $25.00
Chris Rudloff $25.00
Eunice Frias $25.00
Peter and Christina Marre... $25.00
Marissa Singer $25.00
Alissa $25.00
Sandy Lustig $25.00
Sam Platizky $25.00
Eric Dederding $25.00
Christine Spinelli $25.00
Mindy Silsbe $25.00
Andreas Moraitis $25.00
Alex Rodriguez $25.00
Sandy Lustig $25.00
George Anne Ferrante $25.00
Lorie Stout $25.00
Brenda Villa $25.00
Lisa M. Himmelreich $25.00
Lindsay Talley $10.00
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