Previously I wrote a review of Moves, the app that I use daily to track my walking and running. The main thing I liked about it was that it just started automatically when you got moving and there was no need to turn it on. I was not looking for all the other features offered by a lot of the other running apps.
As of today, I have decided I want to track my runs a bit more seriously, at least in these last 40 days until the race. I downloaded MapMyRun again and set out to do my 5k route. My favorite feature of MapMyRun is that it will chime in and tell you time elapsed, distance, pace, and your splits at each mile. So if you are feeling like slacking off for your last mile and it tells you you’re on pace if you just keep it up, that’s enough motivation to kick a little harder and finish strong.
At this point, I’ve lost 10 lbs and 3 inches off my waist. I’m pretty excited to see where I am by next Sunday. This week is my 30th birthday so I am feeling pretty good about starting this decade doing healthy things and with a clean apartment and new budget in place. I’m sort of treating it like a New Year’s resolution to be my best possible self going forward.
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.
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.