Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hello Again Friends!

Well, this is my first post to share with all of you about my running adventures. Yeah, I started my running training for a half marathon in August. Yeah, I'm a little slow with doing blog posts, somewhat like my running pace.
Zion makes a great illustration in the following pictures of
what it has felt like (for me!) at times when I go running.

Most of you know that I am training for the Disney World half-marathon in January 2009.
I have run a half-marathon before, but that doesn't make it any easier. It's still a challenge which is why I want to do more.
I thought I would tack on the extra challenge of fundraising for the leukemia and lymphoma society, for added inspiration. That's not the only reason. LLS is an amazing organization that
has helped a lot of people in their challenge of fighting cancer.

I go on long runs on Saturdays with my "team" which consists of other people who are also fundraising for LLS and training for a marathon or half-marathon. We start running at 6:30 most Saturdays. That is definitely easier to do when I know I won't be running by myself!
When I get home after my runs, Zion usually meets me at the door and says "You go running mommy?" or "I go running wif you mommy!"

This past Saturday, I ran 10 miles. It didn't feel like I ran 10 miles though. It felt like I dragged myself along 10 miles of running trails. I think I started to get comfortable with the run just about the time that I finished the 10th mile. Yeah, not good. I think I was the last person on my team to finish, well, except for one guy who is planning to walk a full marathon. Needless to say, it was not a great running day for me.
When I got home, I threw my running shoes by the door, and plopped on the couch. Little Z picked them up a short time later and announced, "we go running" except he wanted to wear my shoes.

So, I let him try to figure out how that was going to happen.

He got them on with my help, but I think he changed his mind about running.
So, the running wasn't so great this week, but my fundraising is going well. So far, I have raised about $900.
Just $1,000 to go before Nov. 4th!
Then, I will work on raising another $1900 by Dec. 18th!

Anyone is welcome to contribute to my efforts!

Check out my fundraising site at:


Joyce Collins said...

That is one cute boy!!!!! :?)

Anonymous said...

Yeah for the updates! You are such a good looking family! I miss you, Tricia!!!

Jennifer said...

Way to go! Good luck with your fundraising too - you can do it and it sounds like the Disney run will be fun and for a great cause too!

Zion is way too cute! He's getting so big! Hope to see you guys soon!!!

zibaby said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Jen.
I need it right now 'cause the running and fund raising is not easy right now!
By the way, congratulations on the news of your baby GIRL!