training - week 9

8:58 AM Posted by Roo

Week 9 of training for the 1/2 marathon has just wrapped up. While most of my teammates were going strong at 8 miles this past weekend, my revised training schedule has me at 4 miles with no inclines. Next week I *finally* move up to 5 miles. (Not that I'm looking forward to 5 miles - I just dislike being on a modified schedule because of my back and hip.) There are a few of us with injuries and on modified schedules but we're sticking it out safely thanks to our awesome Coach Joe, chiropractors and sports doctors!

At this point I still have $2,138.53 to raise (by May 17th). YIKES. That's a lot of money. I actually hesitated with recommitting to the 1/2 marathon but my husband has assured me he KNOWS I can do this - the mileage and the fundraising - and I gotta admit I am so thankful to have a supportive partner throughout this. If it weren't for him and my teammates I wouldn't have gotten this far. I'm sure of it.

I'll be having a rummage sale in early May with 100% of the proceeds going to my fundraising for Team in Training. If you're local and want to donate stuff for it I'll gladly come and take it off of your hands.

And, of course, all monetary donations are gladly accepted! Donate HERE.


  1. jaime said...

    I hosted a Pampered Chef party when I was fundraising, which raised over $200. And it was fun. I'm not sure if you know anyone who sells PC, but you can inquire about it on their website and they can put you in touch with someone who sells it. (My rep was AWESOME and everyone at my party had a great time!)

    The yard sale worked for some people I had mentored through TNT.

    Good luck with your fundraising, and with the rest of your training!

  2. Brooke said...

    good luck with the yard sale! :) too bad i'm not in your area, i've got plenty of junk...erm...merchandice you could sell ;)

  3. Christie O. said...

    i KNOW you can do it. and i know it's kind of a bummer being on a modified schedule, but remember, it's the best thing for your body and the best thing to get you across that finish line! and you WILL cross that finish line, that's all that counts!! xoxo

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