Tuesday, December 14, 2010

goofy training and donations!

Goofy training is trucking right along ridiculously cold temps and all. This week is my last big week before the taper. I am trying to find a creative way to fit 30+ miles in before leaving for Christmas #1 this weekend at the in-laws. And fit in another 20+ miles while traveling and going into the office (ugh says the home based employee) to file (double ugh). It's getting interesting and mostly involves a mixture of treadmill and outside running. I may be breaking up another 20 miler on Friday between the outside and treadmill before getting in the car but it will work out. At the end of the day I truly hope miles are miles no matter how they get done! Unfortunately the treadmill just doesn't feel the same as outside running physically and mentally. So while I may not have any time goals with Goofy I do want to complete the 39.3 mile weekend and not be completely destroyed. I have Disney World to enjoy post race!

Also for the Goofy challenge I have made the sort of last minute decision to raise money for The American Cancer Society. If you have followed me for awhile you may recall my step mother was diagnosed with breast cancer about 2 1/2 years ago now. After a double mastectomy and several months of chemo the cancer is gone. As soon as my step mom was done with chemo my dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. A disease that will return but right now he has been in remission for about 6 months! In addition to the immediate family there have been countless friends and extended family who have had cancer in their life or lost loved ones to cancer. I hope someday we will see a cure! But for this reason I chose not to raise money for 1 specific cancer as there are too many and all need our help. This is where I ask for your help to meet my goal! Please consider donating to raise awareness and funds! I haven't decided how it will all work out but I hope to have a giveaway for those that help out. Of course something running related ;) And if you re-post/facebook/tweet let me know and I'll throw an extra entry in the giveaway your way.

If you can donate to my effort go ahead and click here

I appreciate any help in meeting (and beating!) my goal!

8 comments:

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You are awesome! Do do this in honor of your step mother is even more amazing. You'll get your runs in, and do great!

Marlene said...

You are a machine squeezing in these miles whenever and however you can. I'm sure it all counts! You'll get through that 39.3 for sure!

Johann said...

I admire your dedication, fantastic! I'm planning some charity run for cancer research as well.

Allie said...

You are awesome! I've always wanted to do this challenge... I cannot wait to see how it goes for you!

Jess said...

Man I can't believe the Goofy challenge is sneaking up so quickly! I'm sure you will kick booooty! Enjoy your last heavy week of training before taper!

Janice {Run Far} said...

so jealous. I want to run the goofy challenge one of these years. best of luck.... and I am such a wimp when it comes to running in the cold.

Jenn said...

Busy busy!! Pretty soon it will be well worth it! I always here so much about this Goofy challenge! Quite an accomplishment! Perhaps one of these days!

Laura said...

Sorry so behind on blogs, but just donated - hope it gets you a little bit closer to your goal :) My mom is a breast cancer survivor as well - congrats to your stepmom!