Much has happened in the 2 weeks since my last blog. Let me start by saying it’s 11 days until the marathon and it freaking snowed last night! I don’t need it to be warm, just no snow on April 20th! Here’s a run down on the latest news.
I completed my 3rd and final 20-miler two weeks ago and ran an 11 mile loop in my neighborhood. I didn’t make it down to the team run in Boston as I had hoped but I got the run done which is what counts. My first two 20-milers, I ran with a buddy, but this time I ran alone in starting out at 0630. I have now come to appreciate running with a buddy for the long runs. I averaged 9:50 minute/miles which was my best of the season but the last 3-4 miles was a struggle mentally. But all training is in the books now and I am ‘tapering’- cutting back on running and taking it easy until race day! Can I get some cowbell?
Sponsor a Mile.
Each of us on the Dana-Farber team run in honor or in memory of those affected by cancer. Many of my teammates decorate their race day “singlet” (shirt) with names of friends and family to be honored. I am running in honor of survivors (like my grandmother) and in memory of those who lost their fight. I want to honor 27 people this year and have 12 miles that still need a “sponsor” (one for each of the 26 miles and 1 more for the 0.2 mile = 26.2). Check out my SPONSOR A MILE page and please consider donating in honor or memory of someone close to you. www.bit.ly/jennsMiles I will carry those names with me on the race and keep them in my thoughts.
Thank you to all who came out to my fundraiser at Flatbread’s in Portsmouth! The raffle and silent auction were really successful this year and we made more on pizza sales than last year. The final tally was $1,425 all for cancer research! I am getting very close to my goal of $12.5K ! Please consider sponsoring a mile or making a donation of any amount!
Thank you! See you out there,