Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Overheated Goofy Gal - Week 7

Training Update:

Not so great.  But I took it easy this week to allow my ankle to heal after it was adjusted so I could feel good for my 5k Race on Saturday in Edmonton! Seems to have worked because I ran pain free for the race!  This week, I am going to be walking on alternate days to help me get back on the wagon diet and exercise wise...I am also back to tracking my diet and exercise on My Fitness Pal so I will be able to be a lean, mean running machine come race day!!!

Team in Training sent out our training plan for Goofy this past week and I nearly laughed my ass off when I saw it.  Compared to the Jeff Galloway program I have been following - I don't think there is a less mom-friendly plan out there.  On the other hand - I am finding the Galloway program to be far too gentle.  So I think i will spend some time making a hybrid of the two so I can a) fit it into my life and b) feel like I have put in decent mileage during training.  In the end - I know I will cross all of the finish lines.  I just need to make sure I don't die on the journey!

And all of the medals have been revealed for Walt Disney World Marathon weekend...

These will make all of the training so worthwhile...

Fundraising Update:

In reality, I am actually at $1718 since my personal page doesn't account for my portion of the group fundraising.  That means I am at 38% already!!!

Fundraising in Action:
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    Total raised for the team to date: $260
    This fundraiser will keep going until the end of January, so you will have plenty of time to treat your loved ones to gift subscriptions over the holidays.  And the subscriptions have been starting to arrive pretty quickly!  I already got my first issue of Canadian Running!
Upcoming Events:
  • TBA - make sure you head over to http://www.rungoofy.com and "Like" us to stay informed about any fundraiser events we are putting on!
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
    Raised so far: $5
  • 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 do sell them at my work and, starting next week, these will be available at Naughty Nelly on Northmount Drive and 40th Ave NW.  I will post other locations as I secure them.  I will also be creating several new designs shortly as I have just picked up more supplies.
    Raised so far in August: $15
  • 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. (this month has been alot of $5 due to the heat and house selling. boo)
    Raised so far: $28

Now for a Donor Incentive!

This week, for every $5 you donate, you will win one entry for this great prize:
A Team in Training Teddy bear!!!

So cute and I need to get him out of my house before my daughters claim him to add to their ginormous teeny stuffie collection! LOL

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

A note to the winners of all of the past weeks - your prizes are in the mail (I know many of you already received them).  Thank you for your support and i hope you will enjoy your prizes!

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