60 Day Countdown: 23 Days to Go!

Today I felt unusually sore in the morning. I intended to run but decided to put it off until this evening and do my A.M. Yoga video instead. It’s funny how sometimes there is a delayed onset for muscle soreness. I put off the plank too. I’ll do it, I set a reminder alarm!

Last night film club was great! No one liked either movie but we had some fun picking them apart and congratulating two of our members on their fancy new jobs. We chose a couple of sure things for next time (Two of my all time favorites, Jaws and The Shining!)and disbanded early. I walked down to Canal again to get the train and put more miles on my feet and less on the train. Total walking miles yesterday: 8.2.

Feeling all sore this morning, I felt like my breakfast should be a little more protein rich than my usual banana or avocado, so I swung by Pret on the way to work for a little salmon edamame quinoa pot and a couple of hard-boiled eggs and spinach. I mixed that all up with some Sriracha and I feel stronger already.

When I visited Maryland recently I clipped a bunch of recipes from the magazines at my grandma’s house and I am really looking forward to making this salmon thing this weekend. Today’s breakfast choice reminded me how much I like salmon.

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Once again I don’t really have a relevant photo for this post, so here is my Dad holding the watermelon he grew in his garden!

As a reminder, (and yes I wrote this in my last post too and I’m gonna keep putting it there until we see some movement on the goal bar for donations) I am running the Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn half-marathon for a cause! (You think I’m doing this for my health?) Each day I’ve included this information and links in my post so that I might garner a few more donations to help St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to save a few more young lives. I have to admit, while I post this every day, donations are at a standstill. So even if you only have $1 to spare, every little bit helps and I hope you will throw a few dollars this way.

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As always, here is some information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Your donations are appreciated! Please donate to this wonderful cause here!


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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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