Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ann's Race

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.

7 comments:

jessie_tri_mn said...

That's so awesome that you've got 60 registered. This is such a kind thing for you to do for your friend !!

I've been holding off on registering for the race because I wasn't sure how the week would pan out...

It's not looking to good right now, but I wish you well on this race -- does this make you a race director???

Good luck!

Susan said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. What a good friend you are.

Julie B said...

Jessie, I was hoping I'd be able to meet you in person! One of these days..yes, I guess I am now a Race Director.

E-Speed said...

awesome job with the race. I hope you get a lot of race day registrants!

Ironayla said...

That is great that you are doing that for your friend!

Cliff said...

So glad u are doing this for your friend.

Joyce said...

what an awesome thing you are doing!

best of luck this weekend!