Sunday, September 9, 2012

Grooving like Goofy - Week 10

Training Update:

Just look at that week!!!

Well - this week was a definite improvement over many recent weeks this training cycle. Perhaps it was the excitement of a thankful race day...followed by a really strong race day.  Perhaps it was buying new shoes or taking them for a spin on a lunch break.  Perhaps it was venting with a coworker as we walked and talkedWho knows...all I can say is that I feel I totally kicked some major butt at my training this week. Just look at that chart.  6/7 days with mileage on them!

I also had a great chat with my old TNT coach, Sheena (who did Goofy this past January).  She made me feel much better about some of the things I have been experiencing along the way and helped me see the journey with some perspective.  Something I really needed as I move deeper into September and my training starts to really ramp up!

And with every pain free step I take in those new shoes...I feel my Mojo Meter rising!  I love that most of all!

Fundraising Update:

I am now at $2355 (my personal page doesn't account for my portion of the group fundraising).  55% of the way there!

Thank you so much to everyone who responded to the fundraising letter I mailed out a couple of weeks ago!  I truly appreciate your support and want to do you all proud!

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 fee is $20 and the winners are those who have lost the largest percentage of their body weight.  We have amazing prizes for the winners - we'll be announcing them tomorrow!  You have until TOMORROW to register so, if you have a few pounds to lose and want some motivation - why don't you join us!!
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    Total raised for the team to date: $300
    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
    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
    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 September: $0
  • 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: $14

Now for a Donor Incentive!
I will do a draw this week from everyone who donated at least $10...and the winner will receive:

This loveable Team in Training Teddy Bear!

I will mail the prize anywhere so don't let geographical restrictions hold you back.  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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