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My Road to the Marathon: I did it!!

that's me!! Hello Everyone!
Ok, so let me start by saying San Francisco is AMAZING!! There are so many beautiful buildings, tons fabulous shops, yummy food everywhere, and iconic landmark after iconic landmark!! Actually, so many things to do, we couldn’t get around to them all! Read more

My Road to the Marathon: We’re Outta Here!

Golden GateHi Everyone,

I hope all is well, and I wanted to start by saying Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! You’re support and generosity has been amazing, and I couldn’t have been able to do this without your support!! Read more

My Road to the Marathon: Update

B and PhiHello Everyone and Happy Friday!!

Well, I’m nearing the end of my marathon training journey, and I wanted to give you one last update before the BIG DAY (October 19th)!

Tomorrow, 9/27, will be week 20 of my training, and how appropriate is it that I’ll be running 20 miles as part of my training?! Yup, that’s what I said…20 miles!! The concept is still a little too large to wrap my brain around, so I figure that I’ll just wake up tomorrow at 5am, go to training, and just run. Over thinking it at this point will do nothing beneficial for me. hehe… Read more

My Road to the Marathon: The AFC Half Marathon

AFC Half Marathon 2008Hello everyone!!

As proof positive that my training is going to start getting truly intense, we (the Team in Training members) were required to run in the America’s Finest City Half Marathon as part of our training. In fact the our weekly mileage is only going to increase with every week that passes. The half marathon @ 13 miles was (at the time) the furthest distance I had run and it was in fact a little intimidating. Not simply because of the distance, but also because there would be literally thousands of other people joining us. It was a great way to get my feet wet with the “feel” of the actual marathon. Lots of people. lots of energy, a little bit of nerves but mostly a lot of fun.

We started our day off at 3:45 in the morning (Bryan was not a happy camper!) Read more

Mary Kay Fund Raising

Mary Kay LipstickHi Everyone!!!

I wanted to email you all to let you know that I have collaborated with another team member (her father is in remission from Lymphoma) to sell some awesome Mary Kay products! I am not sure if you already use them, or if you were curious to try them out, but either way, This is the Way to Go!!!

All you have to do is: Read more

My Road to the Marathon: Update!

Beijing Olympics 2008It’s that time again…Update, update, update!

Can we say Olympics are the most inspiring thing Ever?! I’ve decided that after this marathon, I’m going to train to be a gymnast, syncronized diver, weight lifter, swimmer, and a track runner! Ok, ok, so maybe not, but it’s definitely giving me the extra mojo I need to keep pushing during some of the hardest training I’ll encounter during this process!

It’s pretty funny, because I have grown up being that girl in freshman PE class shuffling around the track on Run Day (1x a week), giggling with my girlfriends, and snapping my bubble gum. Meanwhile my coach, all dressed in his full teal and purple jogging suit, frustrated and yelling “C’mon Philly, RUN!!”. Now, here I am training for a marathon! It’s wild how life changes a person… Read more

My Road to the Marathon: Pardres Fund Raiser!

Padres LogoAlright Pardres fans, time to Rally! This is a fundraiser that I know some of you may be interested in. Literally all that is required of you is that you go to a Padre game which is pretty fun in itself, but this time you’ll also be helping out the Leukemia & Lymphoma society! Help raise money to wipe out blood Cancers and drink a beer while you do it! Read more

My Road to the Marathon: Fund Raising at Pride 08

Phia and MelissaHello everyone! So this past weekend was a busy one! In my continuing effort to raise $3,300 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society, we did a little fund raising at the Pride parade in Hillcrest. Bryan and I and some friends from TNT (Melissa, Meghan and a couple others) loaded up tons of party beads (mostly on Bryan!) and walked around asking for a donations in exchange for some beads. Read more

My Road to the Marathon: The Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the tournament!

From Right to left, 1st place: Rick Imber, 2nd place: Susie Arsenault, 3rd place: Caylene Swanson

Congrats to the winners!

My Road to the Marathon: Wii are the Champions

That’s right, not only Poker, but some hard core Wii action!  
Wii action!Wii action!

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