Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Goofy Way to Welcome Fall - Week 12

Training Update:



I had a stellar week for training this week.   On Monday, I did a speedy 4k walk though the neighbourhood near my work - really pushing myself to see how fast I could do it.  Tuesday - I attacked the Southwood hills and showed them who was boss.  Wednesday, my coworker and I looped Southwood for another great walk.  Friday, I attempted to do the Mojo Monday challenge, but found my math wasn't so hot.  Still got in 5k on a lunch break so not bad at all.

Saturday - I headed out for a solo long run to celebrate the first day of fall.  Beautiful!

I'm so happy with every single one of the 33km I put in this week!


Fundraising Update:

I am now at $2621 (my personal page doesn't account for my portion of the group fundraising).  61% of the way there!  This is in big part thanks to my Virtual Half Goofy Challenge I announced on Monday!   Thank you so much to everyone who has already signed up and to everyone who still plans to!



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
    http://www.facebook.com/events/194276450705349/

    Registration now closed for this one! Thank you to everyone who signed up!  Good luck and happy losing!
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    http://www.magfundraising.ca/runformiracles
    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 30
    The catalogs are available online at:
    http://media.norwexcs.com/Flipbook/CDN-2012-Catalogue/
    http://media.norwexcs.com/Flipbook/CDN-2012-Seasonal-Catalogue/index.html
    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 http://www.rungoofy.com 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 so far in September: $35
  • 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!  8 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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