Friday, March 2, 2012

It's Friday I'm in Love

Last night, I was scheduled for something new - 200's. I've never run 200's. I did it on the treadmill, because I just... felt like it? I don't know.

Turns out, 200's are REALLY, REALLY FAST. I literally felt like it was hard for my stubby legs to keep up with the treadmill. That's kind of terrifying.

About 1/3 of the way through (lame) I sent a text to The H complaining.

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They crack me up. My kids are the best.

Anyway, 1 mile warm up, 4 miles strides (600 regular pace, 200 realllly fast, repeat, 1 mile cool down. 6 miles, 1:04:06, 10:40 overall pace. Considering my warm up/cool down miles were 11:30 EACH.... that's pretty fast for me and the stubby legs.

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Ummm... do I know anyone in Knoxville? I'll be in Knoxville this weekend, randomly, for about 18 hours.


I don't even know what to really say. I hope it's a better show than Boulder? Do you hear that, Evan Dando? Be better.

According to YouTube, he's been wearing that shirt for approximately 6 months. I mean, I've seen it twice already....

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Team Gab Update!

First.... Karen at la chanson de ma vie ran a freaking 50K for Team Gab! Her race report starts here - part 1, and part 2 is here.

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13 members running with us in May. Over $3,000 raised. You guys rock my socks.

Then, I got an email from Sandy at BIC Bands last night.

So… you wanna be the first to know?!!
I just totaled the numbers for Jan & Feb =)

Jan donation will be $1500
and Feb will be $1100

For a grand total of $2600 for PCRF!!!!!

SOO exciting!!

You guys.

I followed that email up with a very eloquent thank you.

SHUT. UP.

Are you serious????

Holy crap!!!

Seriously.

Thank you, to everyone who donated, who bought headbands, who shared the story and donation link.

Thank you.

This kid had a lumbar puncture yesterday, and tons of chemo, and then spent the day having lunch with me at Chili's, playing outside, and going to Target.

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I don't know how she does it.

Some people have commented about how strong we are, how positive we are, that they would be melting down.

TRUST me when I say, I have moments. Mostly, they're when I'm alone, driving to or from work, randomly something will cross my mind, and the next thing I know, I'm a puddle of snot and tears. Honestly, a lot of times what does it to me, is seeing how brave my 5 year old is. Thinking about how incredibly blessed we are.

We are so freaking lucky.

Livestrong posted this $hit Cancer Patients Say this week, and it's freaking hilarious. It's all true.


And, finally, the winner for Team Gab Virtual Race giveaway this week!

Thank you, random.org....
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Congrats, Miss Zippy! Check out the remaining prizes, and let me know what you'd like!

13 comments:

Molly said...

love how Gab's hair is looking curly! Yay for blowing that fundraising goal out of the water!!!!!

Nicole said...

Yay for raising so much! That is great. Gab's hair has grown in quite gorgeous! It's amazing how resilient and strong kids are, I don't think they know there's an option to be weak. Gab is amazing, and i think you're strong and amazing too (way to rock those 200's, what were you running them at?)

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

That's a lot of money raised! How awesome!

Taryn said...

Look at all that fundraising dough!! That is so great!!

Liz said...

that's a gorgeous picture of your daughter. Love that text message from your kids!

Jen said...

That is so awesome so awesome of bic Bands! You are doing great with your fundraising.

Teamarcia said...

Way to rock that fundraising goal. Little Miss toughie is cute as ever.

Karen said...

Nice job on the fundraising! That's really great!

I loved the video. So many things I could relate to. Watching the saline flush through his port made me taste it and almost puke in my mouth. Seven years ago and I can still taste it, isn't that nuts?

Keep on fighting Little Warrior Princess!

Fruit Fly said...

That picture is so adorable!!

That girl is a tough cookie!

Alma said...

It's very exciting to see how much $$ y'all are raising. Nice!

Deirdre said...

That is so amazing about the Bic bands donations! I finally ordered mine and am wearing one today, yes at work, it was a rough morning...

chacha said...

WOW! Sandy rocks. That is the awesome-est thing I've read all day!

Suz and Allan said...

That is amazing! How exciting!

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