Thursday, May 12, 2005

I just might be insane!

It has been a while since I last posted. It has been a fairly busy week with a lot of changes in my workout routine.

On Sunday I decided to go with my husband to Lake Hefner to Bike on the trails there. Somewhere along the line there seemed to be a misunderstanding between us on what we were going to do. I thought he was intending for me to bike the whole course (9 miles) while he jogged whatever he was going to jog. Well that was what I thought! Apparently he thought I would bike alongside him and somehow that was not communicated (oh well). I don't think I will be doing that again. I started cycling around the Lake and started having problems with my right knee hurting as well as what I thought were gear problems (cliff thinks the brakes are dragging on the rear wheel). I ended up walking more than 1/2 the distance and cycling wherever there was a moderate slope. Cliff met up with me in his truck at about my 8 mile mark and asked if I wanted a lift :) My hero! Needless to say I was extremely sore on Monday morning.

On Tuesday Evening I attended a meeting for the Oklahoma Chapter of Team in Training which trains athletes to compete in various types of races to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have decided to walk/run in the Nike Women's Marathon in October of this year. I am so excited! It is going to be a tough because not only will I be training for a marathon, but I will also have to do alot of fundraising. I need to raise $3,300.00 by October in order to go. 30% of the money I raise will go towards my travel and accomodations & 70% will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society towards research for blood diseases. I am really nervous about the fundraising part and hope to have my funds raised by the August recommitment deadline so I could relax and focus on training as the marathon approaches.

During the meeting I was informed that all participants would have an honoree (someone with Leukemia, Lymphoma or another blood related disease) that would be assigned to us, or we could choose an honoree that we knew. I have chosen my nephew Toby who was diagnosed with Accute Lymphocytic Leukemia (A.L.L) when he was 4 years old. I told him about the program and that he was my honoree and the first thing he asked me was if this was similar for Race for the Cure. I told him that it was very much like that, and he became very excited that I would run in his honor.

Pray for me ya'll. I will try to post here as much as I can so everyone can keep up with my training progress. If anyone has any questions as to what the team in training program is all about you can email me or find out about it on the link I have provided to the Nike website. Have a great day!

P.S. On my last run out I made it to 3 Minutes! Yay!


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