November 14

Half-marathon training
Week fourteen, day two

Four miles on the trail last night with the Tuesday group. Still having some pain in my knees but it’s not too bad. It’s mostly affecting my speed, which is a little frustrating but better than it affecting my distance!

Also yesterday, I mailed in two checks (a generous donation from my friend Laura and her husband Steve and another batch of candy money) which took me over my minimum! That’s right folks, I’ve met my first goal of raising $3000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and I couldn’t have done it without all of you!

So now it is time to announce my next and final goal – I really want to raise $4000! I have to do it by January 2 (so really by Christmas to get everything processed). Why $4000?

When I signed up to join Team in Training, one of the first things I looked at was how much money I had to raise to stay on the team. When I saw $3000 for Disney, my heart sank. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never been much of a salesperson, and I immediately started calculating how much I could afford to put on my credit card when I didn’t raise the money. Meanwhile, Nate L. was telling us all about the different levels of fundraising beyond our minimums and I heard the words “rock star.” I flipped back in my packet and read that if I raised $1000 over my minimum, I would have “rock star” printed on my race day shirt and be recognized at the inspiration dinner.

I almost started laughing, and immediately thought, “you know, if it were Angi raising money, she wouldn’t rest until she got ‘rock star’ status.” So there you go. To fully honor Angi’s memory, I want to do more than just the minimum. For Bubbles, I want to be a rock star!

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Running and thinking about life one step at a time.
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