qarylla: (running)
I'm raising money for the CCFA's Team Challenge, an endurance training program designed to raise money for Crohn's and Colitis research and education. I'll be running the Napa to Sonoma half marathon in July, and have a goal of raising $5000 for the charity.

Please support my fund raising efforts at my donation website. Every little bit helps!

I'm also holding a raffle for those who donate. Most of the prizes are craft-related, primarily knitting and spinning. See the prizes to date at http://anotherpurl.typepad.com/weblog/team-challenge-raffle.html. I'll be posting new prizes each week.

Thanks!
qarylla: (running)
I'm running another half marathon this year - actually two. I'm currently training and training (and fundraising) for Boston's Run to Remember at the end of May and for the Napa Valley to Sonoma Half Marathon in July. The Napa Valley Half is part of Team Challenge, so I'm trying to raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. I love the fact that I can run, and while I am not the best runner on the block that it is something I can do and see improvement on. Of course, I'm not so good at the fundraising - big surprise there. I was looking at my logs yesterday, and from around the day I signed up for the Team Challenge half marathon, I've run over 43 miles. Not bad for under a month.

This weekend was my first real long run of the season. I trundled along with [livejournal.com profile] enochs_fable for just over 6 miles. With some moderate improvement and more work under my belt, I'm happily on track for a sub-two hour long race (I love the race projection calculator). Of course, right now I'm feeling a little under the weather, probably due to changes in same or allergies or a cold. I'm hoping to nip this thing in the bud soon, so I'll feel up to taking on my 4 mile run tomorrow morning.

Yeah, running! (And yeah for picking up a new running shoes over the weekend!)
qarylla: (all things in the sky)
I've been keeping a moderately close eye on the weather this weekend, because I have more outdoors time than normal.  I had mostly resigned myself last night to doing my run today on a treadmill as well.  Not too bad, but not as good for the legs as the street (if I were doing a half marathon on a treadmill, then I probably wouldn't give a bit of care to street running) in building up strength and stamina in the ankles and knees.

Yesterday morning it said it would snow today and tomorrow.
Now, it says instead that it will be cloudy today and rain tomorrow.

It looks like things will be a happy Go! for Saturday (I'll call and see if [personal profile] lizzielizzie shop is open), because I need some beading help and to buy gift items and hopefully supplies for another item I was hoping to make.  Thank goodness for payday and minor amounts of overtime.

Sunday involves waking up about nowish and running.  If I have to, I will do a shorter loop and do the rest of my run in the afternoon.  That would be weird.  Outdoors and running in the daylight feels unnatural after a while.

Leaving for the gym in about 20 minutes.  (There is more for this space, but my brain is empty and empty brains don't think of anything terribly exciting or nothing.)

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