So these countdown posts while labeled according to the day in the countdown it should be posted, will sometimes, naturally, cover part of the day before. I’ll also be keeping them pretty short aside from my Sunday Recap Post which will dig into the details of the week. I am not a machine and I have things to do! The main thing is that for each of these posts I will be including links and info about St. Jude’s at the bottom in the hope that you will donate and help raise money for this great cause.

I mentioned the last few days I have gone hard on walking and weight training, but I also have been incorporating lunges into those walks and today my butt is sore! Jeez-Louise you guys!

Today I decided to break up the gym and lunging routine with some yoga in the morning. I just followed a simple video called Yoga For Abs featuring a handsome man with surfer-ish hair who says things like “remember to breathe through your nose… or you can use your mouth- if you prefer to use that,” and, “I know it’s hard, it’s supposed to be.” Thanks for understanding, handsome.

Speaking of handsome! Look who I ran into on my morning run…

Just a kid from Brooklyn.

Tonight is Boob Trek, A Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Tribute to Star Trek which I will be soberly attending with my nemesis/running partner and dear friend Alicia. Please wish us luck in the resistance!

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Meanwhile! Below is some more information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Please donate to this wonderful cause here!



Donations make a difference

Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.

Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50

These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.

Wagon: $70

Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.

Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75

St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.

Creative Toys: $100

Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.

Delicious Meals: $210

St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.

One Day of Oxygen: $447

Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.

Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700

These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.

Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average

For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.


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