Entries in Reflections (11)


Overwhelmed with Thanks to all of you!

With the AVON Walk just 10 days from now, I want to take this moment to thank all of the people who have been so supportive and encouraging as I have prepared for this event. I am especially blown away by the generosity of so many who have chosen to pledge their financial support towards the research and eventual cure for breast cancer.

As of today, your generous support has raised $2,445.00 to benefit those fighting this disease, and those who are working so hard to find a cure. Your contributions have exceeded my fundraising goal -- something for while I am deeply thankful.

I cannot express how deeply appreciative and honored I am to have such wonderful friends and family who believe in me and in this cause. I thank you from the bottom of my heart; and I will carry your warm thoughts and intentions with me on each mile that I travel on June 2nd and 3rd.

Those who still wish to make a contribution to the fight against breast cancer may still do so. Donations of any amount are all significant in this effort. Thank you all for partnering with me as we strive to END IT once and for all!


Looking ahead -- AVON, two races, Memorial Day, and more in Four Weeks

As I lay here, slowly waking up and thinking about the tasks i need to accomplish, it seriously just occurred to me just how busy my next four weeks are going to be. I have a lot going on and I will need to be very disciplined about stretching and resting so I can succeed without injury.

Here is my 4-week schedule:

  • May 19: 8-Mile Walk followed by the 'Bark for the Cure' fundraising event
  • May 20: 21-Mile Long Walk around Lake Geneva in Wisconsin with my Avon Team
  • May 23: 3-Mile Easy Run
  • May 26: Soldier Field 10-mile Race in Chicago
  • May 27: 6-Mile Long Walk
  • Jun 2-3: AVON Walk for Breast Cancer (39.3 miles)
  • Jun 7: 3-Mile Easy Run
  • Jun 10: North Shore Half Marathon

And amidst all of that, these next four weeks also include: Memorial Day, my 16th wedding anniversary, my son's 14th birthday, my son's 8th Grade Honors Night, and a reunion party with alumni from my high school.

I think life will get a lot easier when all I have to worry about is training for the Chicago Marathon! LOL. (Did I just say that?)