Monday, February 27, 2012

Thank you!

I received our donations report today, and would like to thank everyone who has donated to Heartline Ministries for our run.  I would especially like to recognize Jim and Stephanie Baas and Mary Beth Bradford for your generosity and encouragement in this way.  Yes, all of that money from only three people... You guys ROCK!  :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I've been reprimanded...

One of my two followers (sad, I know...) has informed me that I am not posting frequently enough for people to keep up with what's going on in my training.  Okay, here's a recap of the past week:  I ran four days, including a day of 7 miles.  No, you didn't just hallucinate... I said that I ran 7 miles last week Thursday.  Boo-yah!  AND to make it even better, it was one of the best runs I've had.  I was doing some serious praising of my God after that one was finished, you'd better believe.  :)

On another note, my sister and her friend ran in the Disney Princess Half Marathon this morning.  Their time was 2:02:50 -- can I get an amen?  They're my running heroes!  And not only did they run that half marathon, but they did it dressed up in costumes!  Steph was Tinkerbell and Marie was Belle; they ran like olympians AND they looked adorable.  Seriously, does it get any better than that???

Looking forward to tackling my long run of 8 miles this week... pray that it goes as well as last week.  Also, continue to be in prayer for Heartline of Haiti; they had a tough loss last week.

Thanks for joining me in this journey!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

ummm... OUCH!

Yesterday was the big 6 mile day.  The day before yesterday was the day that I let Lisa convince me to go to Tone Zone class with her, where we would do 200 squats and lunges.  Today is the day that I can't lower myself into a chair to sit and type this post... it hurts too much.

Seriously... yes, I am very sore.  BUT I am also very blessed.  Yesterday after I finished my run (jog), I posted about it on facebook -- "Thank you Jesus, that it is finished -- 6 miles today."  Not because I actually think that Jesus is on Facebook, but because I was SO FREAKING thankful to be finished with that run.  I received so much encouragement through the replies to my post.  I have a lot of great people in my life, and I am grateful.  When I was finished running, I felt somewhat discouraged that I had stopped a few times and that my legs were feeling like rubberbands.  I felt discouraged about the fact that I had done less than half of the distance that I've committed to run on May 6, and I did not feel good about it.  However, it made me feel so much better about my efforts when I read all of the love on my facebook post.  If you were one of the people who posted a note of encouragement to me, please know that it meant so much.  I really needed that yesterday... Thank you.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Where have I been???

Wow!  It's been a week since I posted anything; where has the time gone?  Last week I completed 14 miles, and have done 6 so far in this week.  Knees are starting to give me some concern, as I've not really noticed any pain in them until today.  Did find out, though, that frozen packages of shredded cheese make pretty good ice packs.  Just in case you ever need to know.

I'm working with someone new at Heartline to try to get a report of donations that we've received so far.  Hopefully she'll get me something within the next couple of days, and I'll post it on the sidebar, so we know where we stand with that.

My friend Lisa, who is planning to do the run with me, could use some prayers.  She's suffering through a sinus infection, an ear infection, and still trying to get her miles in.  It does become considerably tougher when you are unable to breathe while you are running (jogging).  Please pray for quick healing for her.  :)  Oh, and maybe pray for my knees too... thanks!

Monday, February 6, 2012

it's a new week...

and I, for one, am grateful.  Last week, my running didn't feel very good, so I'm glad that it's a new week and an opportunity to do better.

My training schedule has changed a little bit, and the "latest and greatest" plan actually has me going about 310 miles (over the course of the entire program), rather than 286.  After running today, I've done just about 55 miles of training so far.  Praise God!  :)

Friday, February 3, 2012


After much struggle, we've figured out that the best way to handle the donations is through PayPal, directly.  Unfortunately, this doesn't give me an option to have a running total on the blog, for everyone to see where we are with donations.  So... I'm going to put a button on the sidebar, once donations start coming in.  I'll be able to update it regularly (probably once a week), so that we can see the progress that's being made.  I figured that it'll add to the suspense, and give you something to look forward to.  So please feel free to use the 'DONATE' button on the right side of this page and help us raise much needed funds for Heartline.  If you want to check out what they're doing in Haiti, there's a link for that too.  Thanks!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

my lungs are done...

but it's for a good reason... I just did 5 miles! I'm excited, but it pushed my lungs about as far as they can handle for right now. (I'm supposed to move up again next week...)  Oh, and my legs are also recognizing the fact that this 5, added to yesterday's total, means I've run (jogged) 9 1/2 miles in two days.  Now that is truly something that I never thought I'd say.

On a side note, we're still working on the donate button, since that's kind of an important part of this adventure. I'll keep you "posted." :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


The tracker for donations is currently having some difficulty.  The wonderfully patient lady from Heartline is trying to help us get it all straightened out and hopefully we will have a new, functional chip-in meter on here again soon... so sorry for the difficulty.  Please don't give up on us.  :)