There is no news to report this week except for all of YOU who kicked SO much ass on Tuesday for the Kick Ass Virtual 5K.
- 1: number of haikus
- 2: number of siblings (can you spot them?)
- 3: number of continents covered
- 4: number of times I cried on 4/9/13 (happy tears)
- 7: number of miles I covered
- 8: number of ways people participated in the 5K (crutch, run, walk, bike, elliptical, swim, horseback riding, wheelbarrow–see pic)
- 20: number of miles covered by another runner
- 158: number of people who have donated
- 6830: number of dollars raised ($6930 so far!)
Of course every race needs a commemorative shirt. These little gems will be going on sale in two weeks. 100% of proceeds go to Team Challenge!
I’ll probably need one of each.
My sincerest thanks to all who donated and participated.
And now, without further ado, I’d like to present to you the finishers (who sent me their photos!) of the Kick Ass Virtual 5K to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
Did you spot my two siblings? There are also 3 classmates in there, one Lulunatic run club, and several IBD sisters and brothers. Thank you, thank you, thank you all. It was a blast.
Don’t forget to keep your eye out for the t-shirt sale the last week of April! Limited time only. Remember, you can still donate and be entered into the Acapulco trip raffle! Tickets are $20/each–donate here to be entered!
Now go out and run!
Happy, happy, happy Friday! I am experiencing an unusual amount of sleepiness this fine morning, so if I spell things wrong and links don’t work…blame my J-pouch for waking me up an hour before I needed to be up today.
Fail, J-pouch. Fail.
Ugh. I hate when my alarm goes off after I’ve been up for an hour. Reminds me of all the cozy, snuggly sleep I missed. Garfield knows what I’m talking about.
I am happy to report that I am 1/4 of the way towards meeting my goal for Team Challenge! Don’t forget to sign up for the Kick Ass 5K and a chance to win a trip for you and 9 friends to Acapulco, Mexico. Seriously.
I am less thrilled about allergy season descending upon us. Yuck. Then again, allergy season also coincides with it being birthday season sooooooooo…I’m not that mad.
But that’s not the news this week. This is:
Love the MCM & I never have trouble registering on Team Fisher House.
Obviously, Birdie & I are the same as Kara & Shalane. Duh. (Image courtesy of Examiner.com)
What did I miss? Is there a workout I need to try in NYC? One you’re rocking in your hometown this weekend? Who’s racing this weekend? Don’t forget to tell me so I can cheer you on!
Now go out and run.
That would be YOU. You are a rock star. I cannot believe the outpouring of support and generosity from so many people over this past week. It’s truly overwhelming.
If you have not yet registered for the Kick Ass Virtual 5K, benefitting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, DO IT NOW! Click here for instructions. If you just want to donate, go directly to my fundraising page.
Raffle prizes are still rolling in, including these fabulous businesses (and more to come!).
My favorite way to spend money.s
Seriously, get in on this raffle!
Soooo…what else is going on in the fitness world this week?
(Image courtesy of Runner’s World)
That’s all I got. Did I miss anything?
Have a great weekend, everybody! And don’t forget to sign up for the Virtual 5K (run, bike, swim, skip, elliptical, row) on Tuesday.
Now go out and run.
Over the years that I’ve volunteered with disabled athletes, and become one myself (sort of), I have learned a lot from my newfound friendships.
-You don’t have to have sight to see who your friends are or complete multiple marathons.
-You don’t have to have all your limbs in tact to hold people in your embrace or beat 90% of the racing field.
-Only you define your limits and they are endless, including competing in triathlons.
We have all been inspired by the Special Olympics and this summer’s groundbreaking news of a disabled athlete, double amputee Oscar Pistorius, competing against able-bodied athletes. Sadly, it seems that image of Pistorius-the-Great is gone now that he’s been charged with murdering his model girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. As the story unfolds, it continues to be a very sad, shocking, and disappointing situation.
Oscar “The Bullet” Pistorius seems like an eerie nickname now. (Image courtesy of the Washington Post)
In other news…
And that’s the news this week, friends. Don’t forget the lulunatics meet tomorrow at 9am for 8 miles in Central Park. Come run with us…if it’s not snowing like crazy or icey. Eeeeeeek!
Now go out and run!
It has been bitter cold in NYC this week. I’m one of the crazy runners who hit the pavement for a few cold runs and pretty immediately regretted it. What an idiot.
Thank goodness for the sunshine that kept my exposed face warm. By the way, I’ve been sporting my Run: Bundle Up Jacket all week and I am loving it for the sub-30° runs.
So what’s happening in the fitness world this week? Well, the fallout from the ING New York City Marathon 2012 comes to a relative close, as today is THE LAST DAY TO CHOOSE YOUR RACE CANCELLATION RESOLUTION or you lose everything. Mind you, runners only get entry into one of the races offered, they still have to pay the fees associated with the race itself. Wah-wah.
These are the options. Choose wisely, friends.
(I say get your money back. Who wants to pay $500+ for a marathon?)
Good morning, Vermont!
Run with me!
PSA: If you’ve ever benefitted from physical therapy, consider running the NYU DPT 5K this March. Portions of race entry goes to raising money for research and I’ll be there running with my classmates. Join me! It’s in Prospect Park. Details here.
Don’t forget our lululemon Long Run Team meets tomorrow at 9am at the E. 66th St. store (temporary location during renovation: 1142 3rd ave, between 66th and 67th Sts.
Now go out and run!