My second night sleeping in my new bed and I really cannot believe I used to sleep on that trash heap of a mattress. I woke this morning well rested, did my handsome man yoga video and weighed myself.

I am finally out of the 190’s and into the 180’s! At 189 I have officially lost 10 lbs since I started all this. I feel great! While weight loss is not the primary goal here, it surely does make running easier on my knees and back. I currently wear a 38 DDD bra and even with my extensively researched sports bra purchases and strength training, I still find that the longer the run the more sore my back feels. Carrying this shelf with me everywhere can be a real pain.

With the days counting down faster and faster I am refocusing my efforts. My plan is to run 3 miles every other morning during the week and one longer run on weekends. On my non-running days I will do my handsome man yoga video and try to give the legs a bit of a break. I’ll still incorporate a lot of walking since that is really how I prefer to get places.

Who is excited to RUN!? ME!

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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