Sunday, October 7, 2012

Goofy-Style Thanksgiving - Week 14

Training Update:


I ran a marathon this week! In mileage, anyway.

I have been having some ankle discomfort so I decided to take a whole bunch of rest days this week.  No lunch time walks.  The extra rest seems to have really helped. And I got in every run.

Monday, took a lovely recovery run to test my legs after Harvest Half.   Wednesday, I narrowly missed the snow and dragged my coworker up and down a few hills (it's these hill workouts that I think are making me a much stronger runner). Saturday - I met up with the Calgary half of Team Goofy and ran 10k through Nose Creek.  Then came Sunday, where I earned my Thanksgiving dinner and every last splash of that yummy gravy.

It was a good week of running.  My mojo is back and I am rocking it. 

Oh, and in case you missed it - I was also featured as a mother runner to follow over at Another Mother Runner!

Now to rest in my compression socks...


Fundraising Update:

I am now at $3133 (my personal page doesn't account for my portion of the group fundraising, which is $955 at this point).  74% of the way there! Only $1100-ish to go!  I may ramp up my efforts on the corporate donor front to see if I can blast that out of the way in one fell swoop!  If you own a business and would like to see your logo on the back of our team's race day shirts - email me for details.

Recommitment is just over a week away.  This is where I make the decision that I am far enough along in my fundraising and training to completely commit to the event.  I'll be posting more about this closer to the date.  If you have been planning to donate to me - I would love to be at my goal before recommitment so I can just concentrate on my physical training!



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!
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    http://www.magfundraising.ca/runformiracles
    Total raised for the team to date: $413
    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:
    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
  • Toddler Tutu Sale
My Personal Fundraisers:
  • 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: $18
  • 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!  13 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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