On your marks, get set…

The Big Day is almost here: time for our race. Thanks to your generous donations, BH and I have raised $5,652 for cancer research. We are sort of in shape, but in no danger of being plucked from the crowd and offered a spot on the Olympic team (whew!). We’ve had a lot of fun getting ready for tomorrow.

This is a good time to review the status of my New Year’s resolutions:

2008 Resolution Tracker
Week 24 – Miles Run: 12, YTD: 425
Week 24 – Days Written: 7, YTD: 166

I have stuck to my plan of writing every day (good thing, too, these deadlines are piling up faster and faster), but I’ve only averaged 17 miles a week, which is a little short of my New Year’s goal of 20 miles a week. Getting sick in February slowed me down, as did some foot and ankle problems in the last month. BH battled back from a hip injury with lots of physical therapy and much gritting of the teeth.

We are as ready as we can be to run 13.1 hilly miles.

Thanks for all the great comments about the contest announcement and garden tour. Yesterday I harvested the first batch of broccoli and basil.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic We ate this minutes after it was picked.

8 Replies to “On your marks, get set…”

  1. Best of luck with the race! I’m sure you’ll do fab. I would have loved to contribute, but a) I have no way to send money online and b) university is coming up in the fall and I’m poor enough heading into it as it is.

    But I’m glad you raised lots of money and you’re doing fantastic on your goals. Run well and most important, HAVE FUN!

  2. Laurie, quick question..I think you mentioned you get your shoes at a special running store..would you suggest this? I have cerebral palsy and am fine, except that sometimes I have knee pain. I walk 6 times a week, 8 or 9 miles a day and the front of my feet are getting irritated. Also, do you know how many miles you are supposed to give them before you replace them? Thanks, sorry for the complete randomness!

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