Monday, June 7, 2010

Adventures in Fundraising!

I was playing around with my Garmin tonight and thought to look at the history on it for the first time.   I bought it right before I started formally training with the team so, in just over a month I was surprised to see exactly how many kilometers/hours I had logged!

For those of you who don't know what a Garmin is, it is a running watch that has a GPS in it and it will track your pace and distance, as well as timing how long your runs are.  It will even tell you how many calories you've burned, based on your weight, speed, distance etc....and that's only SOME of what it does - I still have alot to figure out!  Pretty cool little gadget!  I got mine for a steal on eBay!

Anyways - so far, I have run 84.06 km and that works out to 10 hours, 12 minutes and 33 seconds of running in just over a month! (and burnt 7307 calories apparently - I KNEW my clothes were fitting looser!) And I am still at the point where I am not running for over an hour a session yet!   By the time I am done the half marathon, some of my long training runs will be 2.5+ hours long EACH!
Adventures in Fundraising! - Edit
June 7, 2010
I am well on my way with my fundraising...but I still have a ways to go and am going to still be sending out many event notices until I meet my fundraising minimum for this event (I'll just try to keep them from overlapping the way they have this last month).   It is my hope that I can get that minimum out of the way before I get into the really heavy training this summer!   In the meantime, I thought I would post an update about my fundraising events!

First, an announcement.  The Gold Party that was scheduled for this coming Saturday has been CANCELLED.   I did not get enough people to RSVP to make the Gold Party Canada rep's time worthwhile.  I know how hard it is for home party people to make a living - let alone to have them come out to an open house where only a couple of people are in attendance.   I still intend to send my own gold away to sell and the money will go toward my goal as it always was going to (I've already sent away my silver so am a little less hesitant about the gold now).

Today, I started a new fundraiser that will be ongoing until the middle of August!   Magazine Sale!  I have partnered with an online fundraising company to sell magazines to raise money.  The company will pay me 37% of each subscription or renewal to go towards my goal!   If you have a magazine you are coveting or if you'd like to renew a current subscription, please check the list of over 650 magazines that are available on my site:

and don't forget to tell your family and friends in case they might be interested!!!

The Silent Art Auction is going very well so far!  Please check it out and see if there are any paintings in there that you might be interested in bidding on.  I have tried to include a variety of subject matter to appeal to everyone! 

and last, but not least, please stay tuned for some more unique fundraising opportunities that I will be posting in the next few weeks!  I am hoping that at least one of them will appeal to you! :)

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