My very good friend, Ann, is fighting for her life. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma back in October; after running a PR at Twin Cities Marathon on October 3. After running a 50K with me in September. It's just horrible.
As I posted earlier, I'm putting together a race for her this Saturday. All entries go to Ann, it's a fundraiser to help out with expenses for her and her family.
I have 60 people entered so far! My goal was to raise $1000 and have 50 people enter. I've surpassed that and it sure feels good.
One of our run club members has donated all of the t-shirts; they are so awesome. They are purple (Ann's favorite color) and the artwork is by another run club member, who is an artist. It is a caricature of Ann and just fabulous. I have seen the print work; can't wait to see them in person.
I think I'm all set. I have volunteers to work the start/finish line, I've put together the race packets, I have the ribbons, the prizes donated for door prizes, (MN Twins Tickets and Merchandise, Run shop merchandise, massages,etc), the time clock, food and drink for after the race. I hope I'm not forgetting anything!
Today I ran 6x800@ 3:30 minutes for a 180 HR. Easier than last week. I did them at the gym-it helped to have AC/DC blaring out of my iPod and the guy on the treadmill next to me-he was going faster than I and really working hard-that motivated me to get my workout done.