I woke up today at my usual time, 5:30 am and I just decided I needed the sleep. I closed my eyes and went back to bed until 7 am. When I got up I did my plank but that was it. Some days you just need to take it easy. I have 3 miles scheduled for tomorrow morning and long run over the weekend but today; today is a rest day.
I watched some Morning Joe and then headed off to work listening to the Magnificent 7 episode of Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period on my commute. At work my office provided breakfast tacos that were fucking delicious. Tonight I’m going to go right home, watch all the current episodes of Ink Master and have breakfast for dinner. When I say today is a rest day I fucking mean it.
Sometimes it is okay to just do things because you want to. 🙂
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. Recently I’ve seen some new donations (THANK YOU!!) and we are sooo close to the new goal of $850 maybe we could even make it to an even $900 by race day?!? 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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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!
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.