Saturday, September 21, 2013

2 weeks to's going to be great!!

2 weeks to go...and all I can say is amazing! What a great way to start off the weekend. Just 2 days ago we started a new Facebook page for the Running with Krissy awareness fundraiser. This morning we were over 80 likes on the page already!! We have also had a great influx of donations through 
What a great surprise to come home to after a long run. 
Speaking of that long run...this was my last before the big event. Gusty winds and all the hills of northern San Antonio couldn't stop me this morning. Took the stroller 10.6 miles today in 2:01. A mile and a half further than my previous longest run. I can't wait to hit the flat Portland course. Running Krissy and all of her accompanying ribbons will be....amazing!
Thank you all for all of your support this far..and please keep it up. We have only 2 weeks until the Portland (half) marathon!!! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Only 3 weeks to go...amazing run this morning!

Like the title says...only 3 weeks to go until my epic run with Krissy. I cannot believe that I'm actually going to be able to do this. As a self-proclaimed "lazy person", I never used to be much of a runner. If you'd told me I would run a half-marathon, I'd have laughed at you. If you'd said I would do it pushing a stroller...I'd have told you that you were crazy!
Now here I stand (well, lay and recover actually) getting ready to do exactly that. This morning was my longest run ever...9.1 miles! And I did it with a stroller!
I cannot wait for Oregon.
Thank you to all those who have been supporting and cheering me on through this. I could never do this without you all.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

3 1/2 weeks to go...first brick workout in ages! with 3 1/2 weeks left until my run with Krissy, I decided to use my day off for a brick workout...something I haven't done in a couple of months. 14 mile bicycle ride, immediately followed by a 2 mile run. legs felt like
However, the longer runs lately must be doing me some good, because I felt strong on the bike today, and even when the legs started cramping on the run, I was able to power through.
It felt great. Can't wait for the Portland half marathon October 6th with Krissy!
If you haven't had a chance yet, and you feel like you can help, please visit our fundraiser page and help us get closer to our goal! Thank you!!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Happy birthday Vhonnii....and 4 weeks until the run!

Another wonderful Saturday. Jhia-Vhonnii turned 11 years old today. I can't believe it!!!
Also, I got up early (before the kids) and got an 8-mile run in with the stroller. I'm convinced that heat and humidity here are going to kill me! Well...looking forward to running with Krissy on a flat, cooler course.
Please, share this adventure with anyone you can to help us raise money for this fundraiser.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day everyone! Well, another day off starts with another long run. The plan was 8.5 miles. I don't know if it was not sleeping well last night, being dehydrated, the ridiculous humidity this morning (80F with 95% humidity!), or just the sore hip and just was NOT going to
However, I DID manage to drag myself through 7.5 miles again....not what I'd planned, but not terrible. Now...we're down to 5 weeks until the run. Portland Half Marathon running with we come!!! We still have LOTS of fundraising to complete by then, so PLEASE...of you can, check out our crowdrise fundraising page and give what you can. ANYTHING helps....all donations will go to A Butterfly's Touch and SOFT.

If you're local to Portland, don't forget the Walk to Remember hosted by A Butterfly's Touch on Saturday October 12th. We will again be having a memorial service and silent auction along with the walk.
See you there!!