Friday, February 11, 2011

The "Action" of MIA

I can't believe I haven't posted on this blog in over a week.  I think that's the longest I've gone since I started it a year ago.  The thing is...I have been "in action", just not writing about it here!

Tri training is much harder than I expected it to be....either that or the fact my thyroid is shutting down really is causing me to be exhausted.  You know, I'm going to go with the later.  I've had a prescription for Synthroid for quite a while (I won't admit how long)...and I will get it filled as soon as I get back from...

I'm really pumped about this trip.  It's not so much the race, although I am looking forward to it, it's the fact that I'm going on a trip with my family (and a friend my daughter is bringing along) a city I LOVE.  (That's a whole other post-the race/trip.)

The main activity that has been consuming me lately is something I haven't talked about on here yet at all....

Hear Ye, Hear Ye.....Stop the presses....Now hear this.....

I'm on a Hood to Coast team!!!!!!  If you don't know about this's a 197 mile relay race that runs from Mt. Hood to Seaside Oregon.  It's divided up into 36 legs; the typical team is 12 people (elite teams have 6 members because they run so fast they needed more time to get to exchange points).  Our race isn't until August 2012.  (The race is so big, they have registration a year in advance and it's open for one day only.)  My team, The Dixie Daredevils, is raising money for the American Cancer Society in order to gain entry into the race.  We have to raise $15K by August 26th of this year in order to be entered. 

I'll be writing more about the race, the team, and our efforts during the next 18 months but for now, please pop over to our team blog Journey to the Hood to read more about my team mates and who we are running for.  While you're there, just go ahead and click on the "FOLLOW" button to keep up with our progress as we fund-race to the coast.  We (meaning I) don't have a "donate now" button set up yet on that site, but if you'd like to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to the American Cancer Society, and get us closer to our fund-racing goal, please click on the link HERE and then again on the "DONATE" box on the right hand side of the screen, just under the Uncle Sam.  Every dollar helps fight this terrible disease.  (If you'd like to be a virtual "Dixie Daredevil", click on the Uncle Sam and join us in our fund-raising goal**.)

Thanks for stopping in...come again soon!

1 comment:

  1. Great cause... you will have a blast training for and running this race. Wow 18 months of motivation.


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