Sunday, July 15, 2012

Just Plain Goofy - Week 2

One more week under my belt.  Part of me is really glad for this heatwave we are experiencing because it means that I don't have to feel like I am really slacking with these low mileage weeks.

My treadmill is being held hostage by all of our garage sale stuff, so I am forced to run outside. 

Monday: Off
Tuesday: Strength training
Wednesday: Ran 4.5k in 28C.  Lost 22lbs in sweat (kidding) . I also registered for Half Marathon #9
Thursday: Skipped my run due to the heat
Friday: Off
Saturday: Ran a slightly different loop around Langdon and made some discoveries
Sunday: Made up for Thursday's run

Fundraising Update:

Despite all of the issues that plagued our fundraiser with Cowboys, we still managed to make $450 for LLSC.  That made us feel a bit better about all of the trouble it caused us.

This week, my fundraising website went online!  I did send out a fundraising email to everyone I know, so hopefully those went through because I haven't heard back from many people and I don't want to drive people insane by resending it.  I promise I will not drive you all too crazy with email correspondence.  Any updates about my training and fundraising will be done here, on my blog, on Sundays so you can opt in to seeing them if you want to. (I'm working hard to not annoy my twitter followers as well, LOL)

Fundraising in Action:
  • 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.  If you're in the Calgary area, I will happily pick them up from you :)  If you are out of town, you can always pledge your own bottle money to my fundraising
  • 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 in the process of securing a few locations around Calgary where you can buy these...stay tuned for locations!
    Raised so far: $55
  • Looking for Corporate Donors 
    If you own a company and would like to make a donation of $1500 or more, Team in Training will print your logo on the back of our race shirts for this season!  I will also happily post your logo on my Team in Training page for the whole world to see.  Don't have a logo but still want to take part?  I am a graphic designer and am happy to see if I can come up with something for you as an added perk to the program! Email me for details if you're interested!
  • Workout Challenge
    For every workout I complete, I pledged to put $2 in a jar.  If I skip a run on my training plan and don't make it up the same week - it's gonna cost me $5.
    Raised so far: $14

Now for a Donor Incentive!

I have a few treats I have been stashing just special for my bloggy buddies as incentives to support the cause. I don't know if I have enough to do one of these every week, but I will do them for every week that I have a prize!

This week, for every $5 donated, you will earn one entry into a draw for the prize (ie $5= 1 entry, $10=2 entries and so on).

This week's prize is:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Running Injury Free (Book)

No pain-maximum gain.

More than half of all runners in the U.S. are sidelined at least once a year because of an injury. Many others run through the pain that starts to surface as they age-the result of years of bad posture, joint and muscle stiffness and poor running mechanics. This guide provides readers with a holistic approach to preventing injuries and getting rid of nagging pains. In it, readers learn how to increase flexibility, calibrate muscle strength, pick the right shoes, break bad habits, and more-all while improving distance and efficiency.

I will mail the prize anywhere so don't let geographical restrictions hold you back.  If you donate just $5, you might still win.  Every dollar counts and every dollar supports TNT and the important work of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

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