June 27, 2009 Run for Logan

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Running (Week 2) Nov. 17-23rd

"Run hard, be strong, think big!"

- Percy Cerutty

"Think Big" we did....Marian has officially talked Stacey and me into doing the full marathon....yes, you heard me...the full marathon. My feet already ache in anticipation. Who runs distances that long anyway?? There is a reason my name is not Ryan Hall..... Some are meant for great distances....some are meant to cheer on those meant for great distances....we will see which group I am in!

A special thanks to Runningskirts.com!! They posted this blog on their site under Running Sites- Running Blogs! They are also offering a 20% discount to anyone who buys a running skirt....who mentions they are with the "Run for Logan" team. My friends and I purchased the Camo and Pink skirts for the Seattle race....join us! :) If you are going to run the miles, you might as well look cute doing it! You will need to email them to get this discount. Please find all info on runningskirts.com by clicking on the hyperlink "Running (week 2) Nov. 17-23rd"

For those who are following my training.... this will inspire...week two, not so bad (you heard me Stacey, it does get better!!!)- Take a look:

Monday: 3 miles (Not so bad coming back after a Sunday off!)

Tuesday: Rest (Okay, it wasnt planned.,...but if it makes you feel better- I felt bad about it all day!)

Wednesday: 5 miles (3 were planned, two were "guilt trip miles")

Thursday: 3 miles (sore, tired, aching....also wining!)

Friday: Rest (planned rest!!!!)

Saturday: 4 miles (making up for Tuesday!)

Sunday: Rest! (Nada, zilch, nothing!! On the 7th day, she rested!)

Weekly Total: 15 miles (met my goal!)

Total Training Miles: 27 miles

Logan Update: Logan joined a karate class.... if he has enough energy to do that....who am I to not be running? Good luck Logan!

Neuroblastoma Fact #2: Between 500 hundred to 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. Here is our chance to help! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Running (Week 1) Nov. 10-16th

"Good things come slow - especially in distance running."

- Bill Dellinger, Oregon coach

Bill Dellinger must have been in the gym with me this week. . . I would like to emphasize the word SLOW! 15 miles in one week is not a lofty goal..... but.... coming from someone who just emerged from her workout retirement.... it has been ugly!!!! Needless to say, I did not meet my 15 miles goal, but I reached 12 miles- and I am proud of myself! If you talk to my friend Marian she would say.." it is your first week back, never start a sentence with "I only did..'" -please note, this is coming from someone who I think inspired olympic athletes...and if not, she at least got me off the couch! Take a look at week one:

Monday- 3 miles (lots of heavy breathing!)
Tuesday- 3 miles (my lungs don't know what is going on!)
Wednesday- Rest (on accident- shut the alarm off in my sleep...I am so talented!)
Thursday- 3 miles (getting a little easier!)
Friday- no miles (intentional rest day, this body is hurting!)
Saturday- 3 miles (making up for my alarm incident!)
Weekly Total: 12 miles
Total Training Miles: 12 miles

Every morning when the alarm goes off....my husband says "Run for Logan".....motivation to get out of bed! Thanks Logan!!!

Neuroblastoma Fact #1: Did you know that 50% of Neuroblastoma cases occur in children younger than two years old? - Check out Wikipedia's definition of Neuroblastoma by clicking on the hyperlink "Running (week 1) Nov. 10-16th"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Race Information

I will be updating this site weekly to include my training progress, information about Logan, as well as informational facts about Neuroblastoma. Thank you for your support! To sign up, or visit the race site, please click on the hyperlink "Race Information"....thank you!

Meet Logan Lewis

A hero by definition is a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities... although Webster's definition may be correct, in this case- the word hero, is best described by the courage and energy of a kindergartner...Logan Lewis. Logan was diagnosed in July 2007 with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer that only 30 percent of people usually survive. His parents first took him to the doctor after noticing that he was limping while playing. The doctors found a tumor the size of a softball growing in his stomach, pushing against his nerves. He has been through fifty blood transfusions, one stem cell transplant, six chemotherapy treatments and one experimental antibody regimen. On Thursday, October 2, 2008- Logan Lewis' scans came in clear. He will not need to visit a hospital again until 2009. Although Logan is now finally able to enjoy the typical activities of an elementary school child, I would like to raise money to assist his family with his medical bills, as well as donate to neuroblastoma research. Please join me in taking a step toward making a difference.


Webster's Dictionary describes an athlete as:

"a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill"

I cannot be described as someone "trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina or strength", but merely as "a participant in a sport". . . My name is Sarah, and if you asked my parents two years ago if I was a runner, they would have laughed at you.... I probably would have laughed at you too! A year ago, inspired by a great friend and Iron Man (Woman) finisher, I began my own journey as a runner! This journey has included weeks straight of running with a partner, weeks where I did not run at all, and a few planned runs that turned into walks to the local Starbucks!

A high school friend of mine once referred to my house and family as "Mayberry"- I grew up with two very supportive parents who encouraged and supported me in every crazy interest that I brought home... When I was very young my mother asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.... I responded as any young, impressionable girl would have...."mom, I want to be a princess...." she smiled and said "....yes Sarah, ,but what are you going to do to make a difference in this world?"

I have not completely figured out the answer to that question....but for now, I am going to run toward making that difference....