I'm a masochist.
There, I said it. A friend of mine (you may have seen him wandering around here --he has a Big White Hat) says that the first step in recovery is admitting that you have a problem.
I do have a problem. I have a problem with little kids dying from an incurable blood cancer.
So...in the spirit of putting my money where my big fat mouth is...
Once again, I'm going to run the Lake Placid Half Marathon for the Upstate NY/VT Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in June, 2009. The LLS has a fundraising branch called Team in Training (I prefer Team in Torture, but to each his or her own) which allows individuals to raise funds for the Society by participating in athletic endurance events; triathlons (no thanks, I'd probably drown), 100-mile bike rides (uh, no....one flat tire and I'd be out of the game), full marathons (not with my knees) and half marathons (the lesser of four evils).
I'll be running 13.1 miles in Lake Placid, NY (think hills....a LOT of hills....and not surprisingly...they're all UPhill ) and raising my minimum of $1500.00
Incidentally, this will be my FIFTH half marathon....I ran in the very first Lake Placid Half all the way back in 2005, and have run in every single one since....all for Leukemia.
I'll be posting my training and fundraising progress on here for your amusement.
Also, for the second year in a row, I'll be running in honor of an amazing young woman from Western NY, her dad's on here and is a fellow FOGIE.
Wish me luck, send me Motrin and ice packs, and when I post my fundraising page and if you're feeling philanthropic, feel free to donate.
God help me.
Who's in trouble? Oh, that would be me. I'm in trouble. I've been so crazy busy with eight million things happening in my life all at the same time, that I FORGOT TO START MY FUNDRAISING.
If I don't raise $1500.00 by the end of May, I have to pay for it out of pocket, and they have my credit card number. Can you help a sister out and donate? I have a whopping $30 so far.
Here's the link to my page, you can donate right on the site (completely secure) or if you prefer, you can email me here and I'll tell you where to send a check.
You folks pushed me WAY past my fundraising minimum last year. This year, all I want to hit is the minimum. I know times are financially tight for everyone.