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Training for the Undy 5000.

Posted Sep 22 2008 11:01am

Last night I started my training for the Undy 5000 at the gym. I suck! I was on the elliptical machine for about 25 minutes and I was able to go 1.11 miles, I guess that's not so bad considering I haven't done anything like that in about 3-4 months. I'm actually still a little sore from racquet ball Monday too. I'm going to take tonight off from the gym but I will be doing my yoga later today after the appointments we have.

My goal is to be able to run most of the 5K so I have a lot of work ahead of me. There's a website that "The Hubby" uses to enter in his races and if he buys a membership with them he gets discounts at quite a few places and that even includes an online personal trainer that will help me be ready by my date. I don't know if I'll really be into the racing thing but I know that I will try really hard to keep training and worst case is I only run in colon cancer or certain cancer runs. Right now I'm trying to focus on this race and get the courage to actually run in the street. It's pretty unsafe out here to do that.

"The Hubby" tells me on quite a few occasions that either while he's running or biking that people are constantly either trying to hit him, throwing stuff at him or just plan being stupid and just yelling at him. It's pretty sad that people are so ignorant that they need to act like this. Remember that if there is a bike lane, it is the law to stay out of it and give them 3 feet, they could be nicer and try to give them extra room since most times the bike lane to coated with stuff that a road bike should not ride over. Ok no more complaining.

Just to let you know about the Undy 5000, it's being sponsored nationally by Johnson & Johnson and American College of Gastroenterology and I don't know by who locally (there are three draces in three states) and it's being put on by Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA). "The Hubby" and I are running in it for our kids and my family and I will be buying an honor flag in memory of my mom as well. This is a really good cause and it is a step toward find the cure. Please help me raise money for this great cause. The preset goal is to raise $250.00 (this is not $X.XX per mile either it's just a one time donation) but I would like to be able to raise more money. If you are able to make anything even if it's only $5.00 please do so because I'm sure that you know someone or you are suffering from this disease.

If you are in the Phoenix area on November 15, 2008 at 8am, come check us out or even run in the race. It should be fun and really chilly at 8am to run in our underwear but it's only for a couple hours total and I'll be sure to bring a long sleeve shirt. Now that I know about the CCA I will be supporting them by buying a few things from their store. (Present alert dad-long sleeve shirt in a medium)

Ok well I need to get going because I have to grab "N" from school and also run the kids to an appointment. Please check out both of those site and in sort of the words of Al Capone, "Donate early and donate often."

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