Saturday, November 22, 2008

15 miles) So after a sudden "light bulb" moment with a fellow marathoner, I realized that my "injury" really wasn't an injury after all. It was just a problem caused by my shoes so I switched back to an old pair and was able to get in 15 miles wihtout too much trouble. The only lingering side effect is a cranky toe. I have new shoes to try out this week and I will be aiming for 18 miles this Saturday. With that in mind I think I will enjoy a second piece of pumpkin pie on Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The Society and myself are thankful for all of you that have donated and continue to support my training and this amazing cause!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

(3 miles) I'm still at it! I had to take a rest week due to some nagging pain. Hopefully the week off will patch me back up and I can get back at it next weekend. I'm still trying to raise about $1,000 more and I know I can get there! A friend of the family has recently been diagnosed with a blood cancer and it just keeps fueling my fire! We WILL find a cure!

The Nike Women's Marathon last month in San Francisco was amazing! The whole team finished the race and it was amazing to see all of the TNT athletes. There were over 20,000 people in the race and over $18 million was raised! The TNT Pasta Party was incredible! Over 400 coaches and staff lined the "red carpet" to cheer for the more than 7800 athletes and their supporters. There were a lot of tears and smiles throughout the evening. It was really cold on race day but it was incredible. The last few miles were on the Great Highway which was the first time I've seen the "real" Pacific Ocean and not just a bay or sound. I don't know that I'd ever do the race myself...even though the medal is a Tiffany's Necklace...those hills are INSANE!!