The Results Are In

There is so much that I love about giving presents. Some people love getting presents, I love giving them.

So, without further ado and with my deepest thanks to all of you once again for helping me be a VIP Fundraiser on Team Challenge Greater New York at the All State Chicago 13.1 Half Marathon.

VIP Party!!!! Woohoo!!!!!

VIP Party!!!! Woohoo!!!!!

And the winner of the stay at Casa Heavenly in Acapulco, Mexico is….

Sara H.

There is only 1 SARA H. and you will be receiving an email from me in the next 24 hours with the contact information. Congratulations.

Just in case anyone wanted to know how the winners were all chosen:

– Donors were assigned numbers based on order of donation from first to last. There were 847 numbers given out.
– I put the limits in the Random.org number generator for the Acapulco trip first so everyone had every chance to win.

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For the rest of the prizes:

– Each prize was assigned a random number by the Random.org number generator. If a number came up twice, another one was chosen.

So, congratulations, Sara H.! And congratulations to the rest of the winners of the prizes:

  • 60 min massage: Alicia P.
  • Lululemon Gift Card: Bob S.
  • 1 month Virtual Training with Hot Bird Running: Heidi L.
  • 3 DryBar blowouts: Cherie J.
  • 3 DryBar blowouts: Linda P.
  • BIC headbands: Michele K.
  • Erica Sara gift card: Kat Sherrell
  • Exceed Fitness 5-pack of classes: Beth I.
  • FHitting Room 5-pack of classes: Bevan M.
  • Flywheel Sports 10 class gift card: Hillary D.
  • Great Bowel Movement Tech T-shirts: Jenn S.
  • 1 month of Hot Bird Running training: Heidi L.
  • Oiselle shirts: Jocelyn B.
  • Pedal NYC 5-pack of classes: Sharon P.
  • Picky Bars sample pack: Kathy S.
  • Pilates Pro Works 3-pack of classes: Kelly T.
  • Race Pace Wellness 1 month online coaching: Mike D.
  • Revolve Fitness 5-pack of classes: Leticia M.
  • Same Edelman shoes: Debbie B.
  • Sparkly Soul headband: Karen M.
  • Today’s Miles 5K t-shirt: Paige C., Heather C., Sarah McG., Rachel S., Nicole B., Bernadette C., Christopher R., Sarah C., Christine Y., Kristen C.
  • Uplift Studios 5-pack of classes: Lanae R.
  • Women’s Running Magazine 12-month subscription: Nancy Jones
  • Stella & Dot Party: Elena M.

All of you will be receiving an email from me so I can get you your fabulous prize!

Congratulations to all of you and, again, I cannot thank you enough for your donations, your participation in my Kick Ass 5K, and your support along this journey. Thanks for getting me to the finish line.

"Hey everyone! You guys are awesome, just so you know."

“Hey everyone! You guys are awesome, just so you know.”

You guys rock!

Now go out and run.

Ready or Not

I can’t wait to get back to blogging regularly. I have had SO many adventures these past few weeks, some I can share and some I cannot, but all really great stories that I can’t wait to write about.

In the mean time, I’m trying to rest for the big race tomorrow. Apparently, my body is ok with that since I fell asleep everywhere I sat down yesterday.

Airplane ride...zzzzzzzzzzz.

Airplane ride…zzzzzzzzzzz.

But this weekend is all about something you guys have been reading about forever. Tomorrow is my first half marathon with Team Challenge. This race isn’t about me.

This race is about everyone who has been touched by Crohn’s or Colitis.

Taking Steps with friends for all of you!

Taking Steps with friends for all of you!

This race is about all of you who reached out and shared your stories with me about you or your family member or a friend with IBD.

So many cupcakes, so little time. And all for a great cause!

So many cupcakes, so little time. And all for a great cause!

This is about my friends who can’t participate in their lives because they’re too sick.

This is about the runners who trained for this race but who are sidelined because one of the major side effects of IBD drugs is that it makes you susceptible to every other virus in the world and OF COURSE you came down with pneumonia this week while on Remicade.

Wish you were here in Chicago with me!

Wish you were here in Chicago with me!

This race, for me, is a love song to my family, to my friends, to my doctors and surgeons and nurses and PAs and RDs who fought like Hell alongside me. And this race is about all of YOU.

You who ran the Virtual 5K and donated to my fundraising page and helped me become the ONLY VIP fundraiser from the Greater New York team.

Party! Party!

Party! Party!

So, THANK YOU! I look forward to running my heart out tomorrow with all of you on my mind as I push for another PR in Sweet Home Chicago.

And by the by, you can donate through TONIGHT to still be entered in the amazing raffle I’m having. $20 = 1 raffle entry. Donate here immediately  You do not want to miss out villa for 10 in Acapulco. And who knows? I may just hit $8000 by the time I toe the line at 7am Central Time tomorrow.

You never know.

You never know.

Now go out and run!