Crohn’s Disease Vegas Rock n’ Roll Marathon Training and Fundraising Update

November 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Posted in training | 1 Comment
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Here’s a status report on my training and fundraising efforts for the Las Vegas Rock n’ Roll half marathon to benefit children with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Also included in this post are some tips on running long distance in a good time. If you haven’t donated yet, please do. There are few places better than this to make your money work this hard for such a great cause.

Running for Children with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Training
The training has been going very well. Extraordinarily well actually. Last week I did a 12 mile jog in 1:46 minutes. That comes to 4 miles more than my previous distance record from the weekend before, and a pace that sets me on track to meet or surely beat my goal time of 1:55 for the half-marathon in December.

On Wednesday I cut the distance in half but picked up the pace and added some hills- came out to 6 miles in 49 minutes.

I can attribute my successful workout to the training advice from, Jay Hachadoorian, our phenomenal personal trainer. He gave me some tips the weekend prior on staying properly hydrated, and moderating pace and breathing as I run. I’ll include those tips in the next post.

Fundraising
On the fundraising front, I’m pleased to announce that with the help of some amazingly generous people (you’re probably one of them at this point, thank you!), we have so far raised $1195.00 for children with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

That’s an amazing amount, really. These donations make a huge difference.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s time to pat ourselves on the back just yet. With 3 weeks to go, my project is still short of its $4000.00 goal.

Please help us reach that goal in any way possible. If you donated, and want to do donate again you can! It’s tax deductible and the end of the year filing period is coming up soon. If you have friends who might be interested in helping, please tell them! Any small measure of support is welcome and appreciated and no donation is too small. Certainly none is too large either!

Don’t forget, the end of the year is coming up and now is the perfect time to accrue some tax deductions!

Thank you for reading and supporting, see you at the finish line.

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!

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