Sunday, July 8, 2012

All Sorts of Goofy - Week 1

Training Update:

This week kicked off my actual training and I think it went pretty well, though really made me realize I am still recovering from the K-100. Right now it feels like a significant scale-back since I have been training for endurance events since January!

Pretty tame, but I am grateful for the gentle start.  I really want to make sure that I will make it through this training cycle happy and uninjured.

Tuesday: Kicked off training with a 4.5K run.  Felt like a constant battle
Wednesday: slacked off
Thursday: Dodged a pending storm to get in 4.5k run
Friday: Slacked off again (at least I'm honest)
Saturday: Took you all on a 5k tour of Langdon

I have also been doing the Armed and Dangerous (from workouts with my coworkers everyday, but I don't really count those as real strength training.  This week will see me get back on track with getting up early to strength train.

Fundraising Update:

I am still waiting for my online fundraising page to be set up.  Oh the joys of registering before everything is ready to go to ensure my spot is secured (there are only a limited number of Goofy spaces reserved for TNT).  They tell me the page should be up early this week so I will be posting a link when it is available.   I have already raised over $175, personally, toward my goal.

Our team has been focusing on planning our group fundraisers in the meantime.  It has been pretty exciting to watch it all come together.  Here's what we have on the go right now:
  • Cowboys Fundraiser - tonight. 
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    Total raised for the team to date: $201
    ***We had some issues with the site late last week, but they are fixed now, in case you are wanting to treat yourself to some magazines***
Upcoming Events:
  • Garage Sale Fundraiser
    Saturday, July 28, 2012 9am-3pm *RAIN OR SHINE*
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    290 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary
    ***Still accepting donations of quality items for this sale.  Email me - I'll pick them up***
    We will also have a donation jar at the cash table...please bring some pocket change to toss in there!
My Personal Fundraisers:
  • Bottle Drive - ongoing
    Let me know if you have any bottles you would like to donate.  I will happily pick them up from you :)
  • Bookmarks of Hope - ongoing
    I am selling handmade beaded bookmarks (made by me).  These elastic bookmarks will ensure you never lose your page again and work on both traditional paper books and with eReader cases.   $5 each.  There are pictures of the available styles on the facebook page.

  • I am also tossing a Toonie into a jar for each workout I complete.  So far, that has added up to $6 in the first week...only 26 weeks to go...
And that, in a nutshell, was my first Goofy week.  Stay tuned as the insanity continues :)


  1. It was great to see you this morning. Magazine subscription and garage sale donation-CHECK! I'm really excited to follow you along on this journey. It will give me inspiration to get off my keister once the baby comes.

    1. It was great seeing you too! Thank you so much for all of your help so far with the fundraising! I really appreciate it!

  2. Will you come pick up my bottles? How about I just donate my bottle money to you between now and Goofy?

    1. You know I'd be there every weekend if I could. But if you are willing to - I'd love it if you would donate your bottle money to me :) Thanks!!!


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