June 27, 2009 Run for Logan

Friday, March 20, 2009

Running (Week 16) March 2-8th

"Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win."
- Tom Fleming's Boston Marathon training sign on his wall

This week has been a long one. We walked away from the condo (extremely disappointing- a long story, one where they have an assesment coming and we are not wealthy!), we trained, and then we trained some more! My running is finally coming along....the long runs don't seem so hard and the short runs are faster than they were when I started. The above picture is of the course of the Long Beach Full and Half Marathon from 2007. My friend Lorrie and I ran the half marathon. I figured I could use a little inspiration, and it was really a fun race! Ann has been training just as hard as I have, and I am in the process of buying my plane ticket to Seattle. I LOVE coming home. I am actually taking some time off work and heading home on Wednesday after work and staying through Sunday! It will be soooo nice to be home! Take a look at week 16:

Monday: 0 miles

Tuesday: 5 miles (not hard anymore, actually....starting to seem short!)

Wednesday: 3 miles

Thursday: 30 swim

Friday: 7 miles (still not that bad!)

Saturday: 3 miles

Sunday: 30 min swim, 6 miles

Weekly Total: 24 miles, 60 min swim

Total Training Miles: 230 miles, 225 min of swim, 120 min of cycle

Congratulations Logan on one year of remission!!!!

Neuroblastoma Fact #12: The first symptoms of neuroblastoma are often vague and may include fatigue,, loss of appetite and fever.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Running (Week 15) February 23rd-March 1

“Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” -Anonymous

This has been a great week. My twin sister and I celebrated our 28th birthday on February 27th. Something was wrong though..... she left on a cruise for her birthday, and I headed to work! mmm... someone (wink wink) didnt plan that right. :) I did have a great day though. My closest friends at work decorated my office, made cupcakes (the best cupcakes I have ever tasted!), showered me with gifts and treated me to a bagel with peanut butter for lunch! My parents (As always) made me feel like their favorite kid, I heard from every sibling...and enjoyed a date with Brian! what a day!

On top of all of it.... my running is going great too!!!!!

Monday: 5 miles (feeling great!!!)

Tuesday: 3 miles (still feeling food!!)

Wednesday: 0 miles (taking a rest!)

Thursday: 7 miles (arg!)

Friday: 0 miles + 20 min swim (shoot man, I just ran 7 yesterday!)

Saturday: 4 miles (not so bad!)

Sunday: 2 miles+ 60 minute cycle (what a week!)

Weekly Total: 21 miles, 30 minute swim, 60 minute cycle

Total Training Miles: 206 miles, 165 minutes of swim, 120 minutes of cycle

Neuroblastoma Fact #11: Of approximately 13,000 new cases of childhood cancer in the U.S. each year, only about 650-700 are neuroblastoma