Last weekend I got a sunburn in the shape of my tank top. This weekend I got up and seriously considered bringing my comforter out on my morning run. Brrr. I shut my windows for the first time since summer. I didn’t run far today but it was a solid outing, and my plank was a breeze (I totally had my blanket over me for my plank.).

Today I signed up with my folks for a race in May of next year, a relay marathon in Delaware with each leg at a distance of 6.55 miles. Sounds like fun! I considered doing two legs of the relay but when I read that we don’t get finisher medals I was like, uh no, let’s get a 4th person. I cannot be doing a half marathon distance without getting a damn medal. At the end of the day, I am all about that bling.

I’m thinking of making them into a wind chime once I add a couple more to the collection

With a half marathon and a 5K set for October, and two 5K’s picked out for November and December and now this May relay, and my annual Rugged Maniac next June I’m looking pretty well set for races. Still, I’m in need of a January and February race. I would like to do at least one 5k a month from now until 2018 (I am starting my new year’s resolution a few months early I guess. No time like the present!). I am taking suggestions for fun races! New York, DC, and Maryland preferred but willing to consider other locations.

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 soooo 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.

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.



    1. It’s a virtual 10K Blerch medal! I did my miles in Brooklyn. Virtual races are pretty cool if you’re pressed for time and can’t travel but I really wished I could have gone in person. The excitement of an actual race is really irreplaceable.


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