Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Goofy Good-bye to September - Week 13

Training Update:

Another stellar training week!  On Monday, L and I did a shortened loop for our walk.  Tuesday, I had an unexpected day off so went for a longer weekday run through Fish Creek.  Wednesday, I completed the Mojo Jar Challenge and made my coworkers think I am insane by speeding back and forth in front of my office.  Thursday was another walk.  Friday brought Long Run #1 for the week.  Then came the awesome Harvest Half Marathon on Saturday for Long Run #2.

I feel so great about this week.  And I think it is safe to say that I definitely did not break my toe.  No pain - just a ton of bruising. Phewf.  After a great training week like this - I'd hate to be derailed because my foot connected with a dresser.

And in other news - September brought me my mileage to the highest month of the past year!   Between running and walking, I hit 145k for the month.  I wish I could see my marathon training months form last year to compare might have been my highest mileage month of all time!

Fundraising Update:

I am now at $2934 (my personal page doesn't account for my portion of the group fundraising).  69% of the way there! 

We still have our fundraisers going on so please check them out and see if there is anything you might like to join us in to support us on our quest!

Fundraising in Action:

These are open across Canada so anyone can participate!
  • Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge

    Registration now closed for this one! Thank you to everyone who signed up!  Good luck and happy losing!
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    Total raised for the team to date: $381
    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.  
  • Norwex Party Fundraiser - Sept 9 to OCT 15
    (this has been extended by two weeks!)

    The catalogs are available online at:
    My friend, Heather, is a Norwex rep and she offered to have a Norwex party for us where her entire commission (35%) is donated to the cause!  Items will be shipped across Canada!
  • WestJet Donation Incentive
    We have two round-trip vouchers for anywhere WestJet flies up for grabs.  IF you could like to get in on this, simply make us a $25 donation for each ticket you would like on the draw! We do need to process these manually so contact me directly to purchase your tickets (cash, cheque or credit card accepted)!  The draw will be held at our Nov 17 fundraiser event (you do not need to be present to win, but we'd love to have you there too - more info will be announced soon)
Upcoming Events:
  • Make sure you head over to and "Like" us to stay informed about any fundraiser events we are putting on!
  • Birthday Party Fundraiser at Tudor Rose - Nov 17
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 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.
  • 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 in September: $50 (I rounded up this month)
  • Virtual Half Goofy Challenge
    While I'm running my butt off in Florida, you too could be completing half of the distance in this fun fundraiser.  10k on the Saturday, half marathon on the Sunday...and you get a REAL MEDAL for your efforts!!!  Only $10 to join!  10 People registered so far!!!

As always, you are welcome to donate to me directly via my online donation site!  Just click the button below!

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