CRAPPY READER RACE PICS
This picture is from the Columbus Half Marathon on Oct. 21st. I was sprinting to the finish and I was running so fast I was afraid I was going to trip. I love my face and the face of the lady behind me as well, it totally cracks me up! But at least I sprinted my way to an 8 minute PR that day!
I wanted to share my own crappy race photo from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half this weekend. That’s me in the middle crossing the finish line, looking like I just woke up from a nap.
I’m not even sure what my thought process was… maybe I was so tired I couldn’t get both hands in the air at the same time? What makes it worse is how good everyone else around me looks… Sad…
Attached is a picture of my husband, Evan, running the Columbus Marathon. Finished with a time of 2:45! There are not many pictures of boys in the reader photo section so I thought I would send you one.
Kelsey, who just ran her first 10k:
I FREAKING DID IT! My goal for the 10 miler was to finish in 1:45, but I would’ve been happy with under 2:00 hours and I finished in 1:47!! With little training, I did it!
I attached a pic of my running buddy & I… we accomplished all of our goals our first year of getting into running–5ks, 6 mile, & 10 mile.
We couldn’t run for more than 2 minutes this spring so to finish this 10K was the best feeling ever!
We adopted a 2 year old little girl with Down Syndrome in May of this year. She was adopted from Eastern Europe where society looks down upon any child with a special need and most are abandoned at birth. There is a little boy with Down Syndrome still available for adoption there, but he hasn’t had a family commit to adopting him.
So for the month of November I have asked friends and family to pledge for the miles I run and put the money earned toward his grant fund. My goal is 200 miles (most ever run in a month). If I can reach that, I have enough pledges to raise $1200 towards his grant/adoption fund!
You can read more details and donate here.
I’m training for the Philly Marathon (my fourth) with Team In Training.
To raise money, I’m offering personalized letters from Santa Claus with all proceeds going to TNT. They are $10 for the first, $5 for each additional child. I take the orders entirely online and because of my TNT page I’m able to accept credit card (I cover all expenses so every dollar goes to TNT).
You can get your letter to Santa here and support Team in Training.
This mostly targets people in the Boston area (but of course all cash donations are always accepted), I’m selling pies for Community Serving’s Pie in the Sky event to provide families affected by critical illness with wholesome Thanksgiving meals.
Basically, volunteers (like me) sell as many pies as possible with all proceeds benefiting families in need. The pies are donated by local bakeries and restaurants and are always very tasty!
Each pie costs $25. Apple pies, pecan pies, pumpkin pies, sweet potato pies, and no sugar added apple pies are available.
Pies can be picked up from various locations throughout the Boston Metro area on Wednesday, November 21st. The last day for pie orders is Saturday, November 17th.
Alternatively if you want to pick up a pie outside of Boston on November 21st on your own; there are various locations throughout the Boston Metro Area.
Now entering its 20th year, Pie in the Sky is the World’s Greatest Bake Sale! Last year, the sale raised $550,000 to support Community Servings’ meals and nutrition program for the critically ill.
Each $25 pie you purchase will provide a week’s worth of free, home-delivered meals for a man, woman or child in Eastern Massachusetts who is battling a critical illness such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes or MS.
This summer I will be biking 4000+ miles across the country on a 70-day trip from Baltimore to San Francisco with the 4K For Cancer program.
On our ride, we will work in various communities performing community service and working with cancer patients and their families and friends. Additionally, in the months before the trip I have set a personal goal of raising at least $5,000 to donate to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
This trip is all about uniting communities across the country in the fight against cancer through community service and support.