Training Update: Closing in on 10 Miles!

October 27, 2009 at 4:53 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week has been phenomenal in every way. Firstly, I am proud to say that my running ability is now far beyond what it ever was before. The training is working- the hills, the incremental increases in distance, speed intervals, and best of all the guiltless mass consumption of carbs- it’s all working! I am thinner, faster, and can now run further than ever before.

9 miles! I used to struggle with 3, now I just need to push it 4 more and I’ll have this half-marathon in the bag. Best of all, I physically feel great about the whole thing. My body isn’t breaking down like I thought it would, it’s actually becoming stronger and more efficient.

I’ll be honest, this is the first time I’ve ever trained for something like this and it made me more nervous than an ant in the shadow of a shoe sole when I started. But thanks to the support from my team, the guidance of my trainer Jay Hachadoorian, and the people following the Crohn’s TeamChallenger cause and telling me their stories, I am motivated and pumped to continue on!

Let’s get together and make some change in this world! Donate today and help better the life of a child with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis!

The Facts on Crohn’s and TeamChallenge New York

September 1, 2009 at 3:42 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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teamchallengeCrohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful illnesses that attack the digestive system. Approximately 1.4 million American adults and children suffer from these conditions.

But there is hope from people like you. A full 80% of all money raised through TeamChallenge, in conjunction with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), goes to direct research, education, and support services for those with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

The CCFA has so far invested in over 1,100 grants with the help of its generous donors. In 2007 the CCFA was able to allocate $16 million to the cause; a 250% increase from just two years prior!

Now we need your help more than ever as TeamChallenge New York hits the asphalt to help beat that record!

Do it for someone you love, or do it for nobody at all. For whatever reason, donate today and give someone the gift of a brighter future.

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