60 Day Countdown: 16 Days!

I bought two new bras yesterday. I was sitting at my desk the other day and I realized my bra no longer fit correctly. Since I’ve lost about 12 lbs most of my clothing just fits better or looser, but a bra doesn’t look cooler and more casual as you lose weight. Bras need to fit.

It’s a bummer that support garments are so expensive, but I think soon I’ll go on a search for the perfect running bra and write a review. 60 days is quite a long time to be posting every day. It’s a lot to commit to writing and I’m sure it’s been quite a lot to read. I’ve tried to keep these daily posts short but rest assured I’ve got a list of longer posts I am planning for after the countdown. I’m thinking I’ll aim for a post a week. I’ll probably start with a book review of Daughters of Distance by Vanessa Runs. I’m reading it now and I just love it.

With only 16 days to go, it is time to start thinking about the future. I also want to refocus on my Art blog, currently called sosweetandsocold.com although I may be rethinking that too. This week I’ve felt very in touch with the planning and idea part of my brain.

 

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Get shit done.

 

In the past, I’ve tried to do a race every month, but July races can be brutally hot and February often proves to be bitingly cold. Last February I missed a race on a day that was -7 degrees. It was my intention to go despite the cold but when I discovered I needed to be home that morning to accept delivery of a check that was being FedExed to me, I was only pretending to be disappointed. That said, it’s not off the table as a goal.

I’ve also been considering doing a full marathon next year… this one I am less sure of. This will be my fourth half-marathon, and I can say that I am not sure I really need or want to go longer than 13.1. Again, it is not off the table as a possibility.

As a reminder, 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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