This countdown thing was throwing me off again but it is one day, because today does not count toward the days left number and race day does not count toward the days left number. As of this writing the more accurate way to put it would be 1 day, 21 hours, 11 minutes and 17 seconds to go. So tomorrow will be 0 days and race day will be RACE DAY!

Aaannnyway… Today I got up, did a little short run and knocked out my plank. I put on my new booties and walked toward the train, but after a mile I stopped and switched to my Vans slip-on’s. Those booties might be Fergalicious, but after a mile in them they felt like an instrument of female oppression. I really just need to be able to walk far. I sit at a desk most of the day now, so I thought this might be the year for me to experiment with cute shoes, but obviously I still need to wear something flat for my commute. Vans forever!

I went to the 7th ave Q stop (about 2.5 miles) and stood around in a store by the stop for a while. I managed to talk myself out of buying a $10 jar of sauce and left for work empty handed. Willpower win!

I also did not buy this lonely pineapple. #PPAP

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! 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.


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