30 days to go until I run the NYC Marathon with Team in Training! Wow. My training has been going ‘ok’, I have maintained much of the schedule and run two 20-mile runs so far. I plan to run 20-22 one more time before the race. I’ve booked my hotel and travel to NYC. Just received my race day signature purple shirt. Everything is falling into place!
Fundraising update! I’ve raised close to $3500 of my goal of $5000. I have until race weekend to meet my goal. Thank you to all who donated to my 100 friends | 100 hours fund raising challenge! Turns out I had 13 friends contribute, but they are the best 13 friends! I know many more of you are ‘waiting in the wings’ until race day gets closer. I understand. I’ll send you a reminder, don’t worry!
Flatbreads Hampton, NH fundraiser on Tuesday, October 11th from 4-9pm!
This year we are running another fundraiser at Flatbreads, this time in Hampton. There is plenty of free parking so come out and pick up or eat in on 10/11/16! A portion of all pizzas sold (eat in or take out) will be donated to my campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We will also have a raffle for some cool prizes *list to be posted this weekend*.
If you can’t make it, you can still donate at www.bit.ly/jennsNYC2016 I greatly appreciate your support as does LLS!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I’ll post a list of raffle items this weekend for Tuesday’s fundraiser. If you see me running around town, wave don’t honk! (honking scares people 😉
In exactly 4 months I will be running the TCS NYC Marathon on November 6th with Team in Training! This will be my first time running NYC and it will be awesome! I’ve joined Team in Training (TNT) and my goal is to raise $5,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). I want to continue to support cancer research after successfully running the Boston Marathon with Dana-Farber in 2014 & 2015 and raising over $26K for cancer research! I’m excited to make a difference and be part of such a great TEAM! In a way, TNT got me into marathon running. My husband first ran with TNT back in 2006 and he inspired me (or challenged me, not sure which) to get into running a half marathon. The rest is history. So it is great to be on the TNT Team 10 years after “we” first joined.
A bit more about LLS. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Please consider making a donation of any amount via my fundraising page at:
bit.ly/JennsNYC2016 and thank you in advance!
I’ve kicked off my training this past weekend and have a decent running “base” to build upon. My goals this season are to complete at least two 20+ mile runs, maybe 3 and to lose some weight in the process–a goal that has alluded me in the past. Running long distances makes me so hungry! Stay tuned for progress updates. I am also adding in strength training which i have never done before. I typically just run and run, no cross training of any kind, so I am hoping that this will add to my overall fitness and marathon goals. Finish time goal? This will be my 8th marathon and I am hoping to finish in under 4h 30m.
Putting the “fun” in Fundraiser. Stay tuned for announcement of some fun fundraiser events. I am once again hoping to hold a benefit night at Flatbread’s as well as some other exciting fundraiser challenges!
See you out there,