Fundraising Update

August 19, 2008

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As of 8/19/08, I have raised $300, which is approximately 8% to my fundraising goal. I need to raise $700 more by Nov. 4 to stay in the program. Thanks in advance!

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First group practice: Humility and Pride

August 18, 2008

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I went to my first Team In Training group practice on Saturday at Magnuson Park. There were about 50 people there, at all kinds of fitness levels. It was hot and my work buddies did not show up which disappointed me. The leaders gave us the route and told us to go at our own pace for 25 minutes, then turn around and come back, so we all ended up back at the start at about the same time.

Our Honored Teammates, the local people who are currently going through treatment, weren’t able to come. Skip, a man in his 60s who I’ve heard loves to come and bring food to the runners, had a chemo treatment earlier in the week and was still feeling too cruddy to come out. Grant, a 14-year old from Brier, has recently come home from the hospital and isn’t quite ready yet to come to a practice. Hopefully he will come soon. Grant and his family have a great blog about his cancer experience, where you can follow his progress.

My humility at this practice came from just feeling so huffy and puffy and slow. I wasn’t the slowest, but I was definitely towards the back. My pride came from the fact that here I am, completely out of shape, and I’m undertaking this. I know this practice was a much bigger effort for those of us towards the back of the pack than those fleetfeet at the front. So I’m proud of getting out there. Every person who donates gives me that much more motivation.

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Manny’s got a bad wheel

August 15, 2008

Sad Boy Has to Stay on the Couch and Watch TV

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Sad Boy Has to Stay on the Couch and Watch TV

 

Manny started limping a couple of days ago and is on the DL. This is due to a skin condition that has caused the areas between his toes to be inflamed. Poor buddy. He’s on Benedryl and will need a steroid shot next week. So I’m soldiering on sans canine companion for now. At least the neighborhood kids don’t stop me to pet me.

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Honoring Loved Ones

August 14, 2008

If you would like to make a contribution in honor of someone you know who is fighting a blood related cancer, or in memory of someone who has lost their battle to it, email me (jennyegner@yahoo.com), or post their name in the Comments when you contribute, and I will write their name on my race jersey.

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Help Raise Funds to Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Research and patient support

August 13, 2008

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I’m training to run a half-marathon on 1/18/09 as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. We need your support to cross the ultimate finish line – a cure! DONATE DONATE DONATE DONATE DONATE

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS’s mission.

I have committed to raising $3,800 for this cause by January 5 (and at least $1,000 of that by November 4).

Manny the bullmastiff will be training with me through the coming months!

My jogging buddy (the furry one)

My jogging buddy (the furry one)

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Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!