Holy cow! I cannot believe we are already down to 49 days. Posting this every day is really giving me an appreciation for how fast October is coming.

Last night I made a quiche for my friend Lia who I mentioned in yesterday’s post and today I will be visiting her in the hospital. Because I was busy cooking I did not make it to the gym in the evening as I had planned. I did however do one of the preset workouts on my stationary bike followed by some lunges. I have been doing a lot of lunges lately on my long walks whenever I reach a shady spot in the park where it seems like it would not be embarrassing to be doing them. My butt has been pretty sore since I started incorporating those lunges so clearly I am hitting some muscles I was previously neglecting.

The plan for tonight after my visit with Lia is to head home on foot, walking and running from the hospital down to Canal Street. I’m not sure of the mileage on that but I will post tomorrow whatever my Moves app says.

**UPDATE: I get to eat the quiche!  — I mean… Lia is being released today! I’m so happy for her! So I’ll let ya’ll know tomorrow what my new plan for walking/running ends up being now that I’m not heading to the hospital. 🙂

Tomorrow is my long run day, followed by a party at my friend Mike’s place.

Mike on the left here at the Brooklyn Cyclones Take Your Base 5k we ran in July in Coney Island. No one died in the heat but we vowed no more 5ks in July.

I’m sure this party will be a test of my commitment to not drinking, but I have been assured there will be vegetarian options and I am really looking forward to it.

Of course, I’ll let you know how it goes.

As always, 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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