Monday, October 22, 2012

Goofcicles - Week 16

Training Update:

After my week-long hiatus, I am back and better than ever! In fact - the rest did me really good in that it helped a few naggy issues go away. I kicked things off on Tuesday, with a jaunt around my work neighbourhood, where I completed the Mojo Challenge for the week.   Thursday and Friday I chose to walk to save myself for the almost 40k on the schedule for my third weekend of back to backs.
Then came the weekend.  On Saturday, I met up with JS for a fantastic 12k run out of Eau Claire.  Sunday, I ran with my fellow Goofers and after a false start in the north due to ice, we finished strong out of Edworthy and added another 27k to the total!

Fundraising Update:

As of today, I sit only $752 away from my fundraising minimum!  WOW!  Thank you all so much for your support!   I am 82% of the way there!

Recommitment is coming really soon! In fact - I sit here staring at the forms as we speak.

I started a new fundraiser this morning so check out my personal fundraisers below to see how you can Christmas Shop for a Cause!!!

Fundraising in Action:

These are open across Canada so anyone can participate!
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    Total raised for the team to date: $422
    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.  
  • 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
  • Toddler Tutu Sale
My Personal Fundraisers:
  • *NEW!* Christmas Shopping for a Cause- Regal
    I always recall the Regal catalogue with a certain fondness from my childhood - the quirky gifts and ingenious timesavers are still a marvel today!  When I learned they had a fundraiser program - I immediately signed up!  Now, a portion of the sales in my store goes directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help me meet my fundraising goal.  Check it out and see if you can finish off your quest for stocking stuffers this season.  The store will remain open until Dec 31/12.  Only ships within Canada.  30% of each order goes toward 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.
    Raised in October: $40
  • 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!  20 People registered so far!!!
As always, you are welcome to donate to me directly via my online donation site!  Just click the button below!


  1. Wow you have a lot of fundraisers and they are a lot of really neat ideas. I am going to have to check out that Regal one. sounds interesting. Great job with the raising money in the jar.

  2. I used to love the Regal catalogue! I didn't know it was still around! And way to go on being so close to your goal. I still have to forward you all of the bottle money I've been collecting! I'll tally it up tonight and try to do it asap. And great work on the Half Goofy registrations!

    1. I didn't know it was still around either until I did a Google search for fundraiser store programs in Canada! I already placed one order of fun stuff for me to see how fast it gets here and am already thinking I might have to place another one for holiday gifts!


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