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Game on!
Feb 14, 2012 by Pattie Keller

Thank you everybody who has donated their time, mental energy, and support. This momumental day and biggest race of my life is coming soon. Gulp. I have trained hard for this, so I am as ready as they come. I pray on race day that all the karma lines up...like no losing my goggles, no bike mechanicals, and legs find extra energy on the run. I will get to that finish line, with all of you in my thoughts along the way. I might be cussin at some, crying for others, smiling for the rest :), but WE will get to that finish line!!!

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Now those were some hills
Jan 15, 2012 by Pattie Keller

We are in the deepest and hardest part of our training for the month of January. The weekend is booked with swimming, riding, and running. Yesterday we rode 92 miles from the coast, up and around Valley Center, Lake Wohlford Road, Cole Grade, and then back. On the way back I saw that Del Mar Heights Road. One of my teammates reminded me that this last climb was for Tanya. It was hard and it hurt, but I did it. I hope you know that Tanya.


Today is a long run....will get that done with a great spirit in my heart.

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Miss you Tanya
Dec 28, 2011 by Pattie Keller

It was one year ago today that my cubemate, Tanya, lost her battle with lung cancer. Her life was cut way too short. I miss instant messaging with her during the day, and always wondering what new techie toy she bought.


Your butterfly pin is still with me in my cycle bag, Tanya. Today's run is for you!

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A new appreciation
Dec 18, 2011 by Pattie Keller

I have a new appreciation for running. I thought my legs were dead after 4 hours of riding round Fiesta Island (good thing there were dogs to look at) and a 40 minute transition run, I was wondering what I would have today for a 2 hour run. But after hearing a phrase from the Kona Ironman commentator, "Is that the limit?", that is my new mantra. If I feel tired, I will say, "is that your limit?". No way...more in the tank. Needless to say I had a great 2 hour run today....could have kept going and going! That IS not my limit!

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Seems like cancer is in the air
Dec 11, 2011 by Pattie Keller

We are below the 90 day mark for Ironman New Zealand. So after watching the Kona Ironman World Championships yesterday, I am thinking we are really crazy. However after hearing more cancer stories and learning that one of our pet therapy leads came down with leukemia in the past month, any pain or fatigue I may experience now or on event day pails in comparison to these others. Just keep moving forward.


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    "We hope that you & Happy both have the the time of your lives training for and running IM NZ!! You are amazing! Hugs, Mike & Dawn"
     

    Mike & Dawn

    Sat Oct 08 01:31:59 EDT 2011

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    "Eric Nielsen payroll deduction"
     

    Hewlett Packard

    Thu Feb 07 06:34:11 EST 2013

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    "Eric Nielsen payroll deduction"
     

    HP

    Thu Feb 07 06:32:11 EST 2013

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    "Go Happy and Pattie! We are proud of you wowed by your strength and dedication!"
     

    John and Shannon Wallner

    Tue Jan 24 06:13:43 EST 2012

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    "Go Happy Go!!!!"
     

    Liza Klein

    Tue Jan 10 10:45:01 EST 2012

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    "Thanks so much for the painted shirts. Rebecca is going to love hers!"
     

    For Rebecca

    Fri Dec 16 10:33:49 EST 2011

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    "Thanks for doing this. I'm the beneficiary of this research. My form of lymphoma is considered curable!"
     

    Sallee OBrien

    Thu Dec 01 06:06:31 EST 2011

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    "Go Pattie Go!!"
     

    Kyoko Yamamura

    Tue Oct 25 05:10:18 EDT 2011

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    "Go Happy Go!!!"
     

    Kyoko Yamamura

    Tue Oct 25 05:05:01 EDT 2011

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    "Go Hap! Go Team!"
     

    Bill Earley

    Mon Sep 19 12:41:29 EDT 2011

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    "Lost 2.3 pounds this week (in spite of all the eating during Disneyland Half Weekend)."
     

    Happy - Weight Loss Challenge - Week #1

    Thu Sep 08 11:14:44 EDT 2011

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    "GO Pattie GO!!!!! You are my rock star! GO TEAM!!"
     

    Lisa Voisen

    Sat Aug 27 02:38:49 EDT 2011

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    "Good Luck!!"
     

    Steve Tse

    Wed Aug 10 02:11:05 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $19,440.00 | Goal: $9,500.00
 
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My Team

 
Team Total: $350,338.05 | Goal: $500,000.00

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In Honor of

In memory for Tanya & doing it for Dave Watterson

My Thanks To

Craig Watterson $1750.00
HP Company Foundation $1025.00
HP $1025.00
Anonymous $1000.00
AutoAnything Team $500.00
Chris Wallner $150.00
Chris Wallner $150.00
Parag Patel $100.00
John and Shannon Wallner $100.00
Marlene Riley $100.00
Marlene Riley $100.00
Deborah Essel $100.00
Gary Dexter $100.00
Gary Dexter $85.00
HP $80.00
HP $80.00
HP $80.00
Gary Gallerstein $68.00
Blaise Jackson $60.00
Happy $52.00
Catherine Keller $50.00
Christine Hokans $50.00
For Rebecca $50.00
Happy Keller $50.00
Happy Keller $50.00
Happy Keller $50.00
Happy Keller $50.00
Cyndy & Bill Martin $50.00
Lisa Voisen $50.00
Chris Wallner $31.00
Cathy Nerenberg $25.00
Laurie Houston $25.00
Liza Klein $25.00
Happy Keller $25.00
Steve Tse $25.00
Happy - Weight Loss Chall... $23.00
Happy Keller $22.00
Eric Nielsen match $20.00
Hewlett Packard $20.00
HP $20.00
Hewlett Packard $20.00
HP $20.00
HP $20.00
HP $20.00
HP $20.00
HP $20.00
HP $20.00
Happy Keller $18.00
Emma Ramenofsky $18.00
Bill Earley $15.00
Bill Earley $10.00
Chris Wallner $1.00
Dr. Chad Wells, DC  
Sallee OBrien  
Kyoko Yamamura  
Kyoko Yamamura  
Mike & Dawn  
Cindy & Franklin