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No marathons for this gal this year.

But maybe a half-marathon?

"Running for Random Acts: The Second Coming?"

5 months ago on April 2nd | REBLOG | 0 notes

Got something shiny today…

= D

I shall post photos and talk a little bit about the whole experience. But tomorrow. ‘Cause ::passes out::

10 months ago on October 13th | REBLOG | 1 note

'Twas the night before Marathon Day…

I was hoping this post was going to be witty and clever and eloquent. It is going to be none of those things. Which is probably in keeping with the theme of this whole blog. But I digress.

I’m pretty nervous. I guess that’s what happens when you put 10 months of work into something new and still don’t really know what to expect. I’m also going into it a bit banged up (hamstring injury), but I think basically everyone is at this point, so that is actually not something I’m super worried about at this point. Two of my rockstar friends did this marathon a few years ago and they were both injured, and they were absolutely amazing. I hope I can do as well as they did.

So, yes. That’s all. I have posts I haven’t written (but will), things I wish I did in training and didn’t do (too late to change that), preparations I wish I started making before today. But hopefully, what was done will be enough. I guess we’ll find out!

If you’re interested, one of my lovely spectators will try to post updates on my Twitter throughout the day, if you want to check it out! Just open your windows and yell at the top of your lungs, and it’ll be like you’re there! You guys have been with me during these 10 months, and will definitely be with me tomorrow as well. 

See you on the flip side! = D 

10 months ago on October 12th | REBLOG | 0 notes

joggingformisha reblogged your post Running the Chicago Marat… and added:

That’s amazing! And hey, I’m not gonna laugh; if you aren’t already an experienced runner, it’s…

Ack, I’m so glad to hear that! I was so concerned with overtraining (although I think that starting from basically nothing and training so hard for so long has taken a bit of a physical toll), but I knew there was no way I could just go out and do double-digit miles. When I first picked up a training schedule for marathon training, it said something like “If you can run 13 miles comfortably, proceed.” So I just laughed and started at 5K training. I guess the tortoise and the hare had the right idea after all! Hehe.

Thank you so, so much for your support! I’m DEFINITELY going to need it in a couple of days. = D

10 months ago on October 10th | REBLOG | 1 note

livinginthequestion reblogged your post Running the Chicago Marat… and added:

I love this girl. She wrote me the sweetest thank-you note (who does that??) when I donated. And she’s inspired me

This is truly one of the most touching things that anyone has ever said to me, and I don’t know how to adequately respond, except to offer a “thank you” and hope you can understand how much your kind comment meant to me. (If you don’t, I will tell you that it made me cry. Maybe that will convey the feeling better. Hehe.) Good luck on your E4K adventures! I’m very much looking forward to hearing about your successes. = D

(And of course I wrote you a thank you note! You did a wonderful thing that you didn’t have to do, and it meant a lot to me! I’ve been saying that a lot lately, but IT’S SO VERY TRUE.) *HUGS*

10 months ago on October 10th | REBLOG | 0 notes

Running the Chicago Marathon for Random Acts

agonyofde-feet:

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Greetings, friends! In a mere matter of days (October 13!), I will be running in my very first marathon on behalf of the incredible non-profit organization, Random Acts. I have been training since January (don’t laugh; I’ve never run for any other reason than having a swarm of bees on my tail) to prepare for this daunting task. I’m going to give all I have to reach one goal (crossing that finish line), but I need YOU to reach the more important one: helping to raise funds and awareness for Random Acts.

My motivation for going through almost a year of preparation (logging 800+ miles) and participating in the marathon is to ultimately help others; running on behalf of Random Acts is allowing me to achieve this goal. However, this is also the goal that I can’t totally reach on my own. I need your help.

So, in the spirit of Random Acts, I ask you, please: if you are able share a monetary donation, please click hereyour generous donation will be directly transmitted to Random Acts via their Crowdrise account.

If you cannot, I would ask, if you could, to please reblog this post. But most importantly, no matter what, I would ask, when you see this, to please perform a random act of kindness for someone else. Because, as I learn every day, those acts make all the difference. And “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Thank you for reading, and for your support! It means everything to me, truly, and to the others whose lives you will touch.

[This fundraiser has been registered with Random Acts and the BoA Chicago Marathon.]

10 months ago on October 6th | REBLOG | 106 notes

Running the Chicago Marathon for Random Acts

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Greetings, friends! In a mere matter of days (October 13!), I will be running in my very first marathon on behalf of the incredible non-profit organization, Random Acts. I have been training since January (don’t laugh; I’ve never run for any other reason than having a swarm of bees on my tail) to prepare for this daunting task. I’m going to give all I have to reach one goal (crossing that finish line), but I need YOU to reach the more important one: helping to raise funds and awareness for Random Acts.

My motivation for going through almost a year of preparation (logging 800+ miles) and participating in the marathon is to ultimately help others; running on behalf of Random Acts is allowing me to achieve this goal. However, this is also the goal that I can’t totally reach on my own. I need your help.

So, in the spirit of Random Acts, I ask you, please: if you are able share a monetary donation, please click hereyour generous donation will be directly transmitted to Random Acts via their Crowdrise account.

If you cannot, I would ask, if you could, to please reblog this post. But most importantly, no matter what, I would ask, when you see this, to please perform a random act of kindness for someone else. Because, as I learn every day, those acts make all the difference. And “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Thank you for reading, and for your support! It means everything to me, truly, and to the others whose lives you will touch.

11 months ago on October 4th | REBLOG | 106 notes
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2/3 of this video are disturbingly accurate. This does not bode well for the other one third.

11 months ago on October 3rd | REBLOG | 0 notes
how are you using the official random acts logo? isn't that reserved for Random Acts only? I know they have a different logo for supporters or people who do acts for them?

Anonymous

Hi, Anon! Thanks for the inquiry! The logo I am using is the one provided for me by Random Acts. When I contacted them about running the Chicago Marathon for RA and in our following correspondence, they included the logo file and said that I may use it in any promotional materials for the fundraiser.

So, short answer? I’m just using what they gave me! They made it very easy for me, and have been super supportive throughout this year. They’re fantastic! = D

11 months ago on September 19th | REBLOG | 0 notes
Tagged as: #anon #replies 
agonyofde-feet:


(THIS FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN REGISTERED WITH RANDOM ACTS AND THE CHICAGO MARATHON.)
Greetings, friends! Since January, I have been training to run in my first marathon, the 2013 Chicago Marathon, to benefit the amazing non-profit organization, Random Acts. Training has been one of the most challenging — and certainly the most physically challenging —  endeavors I have ever undertaken. It is also proving to be one of the most rewarding.
Some people may think that training for a marathon is one-person job. And to a point, they’re correct: no one can get you off the couch and force you to put in the miles and do all the extras. But no one can succeed in an attempt such as this without a reason to do so, and without the support of others. I am reminded of this every time I put on my shoes.
My motivation for doing this is to ultimately help others; running on behalf of Random Acts is allowing me to achieve this goal. However, this is also the goal that I can’t reach on my own. I need your help.
So, in the spirit of Random Acts, I ask you, please: if you are able share a monetary donation, please click on the Crowdrise link below; your donation will be directly transmitted to Random Acts via their Crowdrise account. 
If you cannot, I would ask, if you could, to reblog this post. But most importantly, no matter what, I would ask, when you see this, to please perform a random act of kindness for someone else. Because, as I learn every day, those acts make all the difference. And “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Thank you for reading, and for your support! It means everything to me, truly, and to the others whose lives you will touch. Never hesitate to drop by and say “hi” at one of the links below!
Crowdrise (Donation Page); Tumblr ; Blogger ; Twitter

Can you please help me raise $100 for my fundraiser in honor of the Overlord’s birthday?

Today, my amazing online family (YOU INCREDIBLE PEOPLE) have helped me raise $55 in honor Misha’s birthday! Can we get to our $100 goal?
Thank you so, so much to those who have donated to my fundraiser, and to those of you who have donated your time and blog space to help me raise awareness! *hugs all of you * 

agonyofde-feet:

(THIS FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN REGISTERED WITH RANDOM ACTS AND THE CHICAGO MARATHON.)

Greetings, friends! Since January, I have been training to run in my first marathon, the 2013 Chicago Marathon, to benefit the amazing non-profit organization, Random Acts. Training has been one of the most challenging — and certainly the most physically challenging —  endeavors I have ever undertaken. It is also proving to be one of the most rewarding.

Some people may think that training for a marathon is one-person job. And to a point, they’re correct: no one can get you off the couch and force you to put in the miles and do all the extras. But no one can succeed in an attempt such as this without a reason to do so, and without the support of others. I am reminded of this every time I put on my shoes.

My motivation for doing this is to ultimately help others; running on behalf of Random Acts is allowing me to achieve this goal. However, this is also the goal that I can’t reach on my own. I need your help.

So, in the spirit of Random Acts, I ask you, please: if you are able share a monetary donation, please click on the Crowdrise link below; your donation will be directly transmitted to Random Acts via their Crowdrise account.

If you cannot, I would ask, if you could, to reblog this post. But most importantly, no matter what, I would ask, when you see this, to please perform a random act of kindness for someone else. Because, as I learn every day, those acts make all the difference. And “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Thank you for reading, and for your support! It means everything to me, truly, and to the others whose lives you will touch. Never hesitate to drop by and say “hi” at one of the links below!

Crowdrise (Donation Page); Tumblr ; Blogger ; Twitter

Can you please help me raise $100 for my fundraiser in honor of the Overlord’s birthday?

Today, my amazing online family (YOU INCREDIBLE PEOPLE) have helped me raise $55 in honor Misha’s birthday! Can we get to our $100 goal?

Thank you so, so much to those who have donated to my fundraiser, and to those of you who have donated your time and blog space to help me raise awareness! *hugs all of you * 

1 year ago on August 20th | REBLOG | 7 notes

agonyofde-feet:

(THIS FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN REGISTERED WITH RANDOM ACTS AND THE CHICAGO MARATHON.)

Greetings, friends! Since January, I have been training to run in my first marathon, the 2013 Chicago Marathon, to benefit the amazing non-profit organization, Random Acts. Training has been one of the most challenging — and certainly the most physically challenging —  endeavors I have ever undertaken. It is also proving to be one of the most rewarding.

Some people may think that training for a marathon is one-person job. And to a point, they’re correct: no one can get you off the couch and force you to put in the miles and do all the extras. But no one can succeed in an attempt such as this without a reason to do so, and without the support of others. I am reminded of this every time I put on my shoes.

My motivation for doing this is to ultimately help others; running on behalf of Random Acts is allowing me to achieve this goal. However, this is also the goal that I can’t reach on my own. I need your help.

So, in the spirit of Random Acts, I ask you, please: if you are able share a monetary donation, please click on the Crowdrise link below; your donation will be directly transmitted to Random Acts via their Crowdrise account.

If you cannot, I would ask, if you could, to reblog this post. But most importantly, no matter what, I would ask, when you see this, to please perform a random act of kindness for someone else. Because, as I learn every day, those acts make all the difference. And “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Thank you for reading, and for your support! It means everything to me, truly, and to the others whose lives you will touch. Never hesitate to drop by and say “hi” at one of the links below!

Crowdrise (Donation Page); Tumblr ; Blogger ; Twitter

Can you please help me raise $100 for my fundraiser in honor of the Overlord’s birthday?

Today, my amazing online family (YOU INCREDIBLE PEOPLE) have helped me raise $55 in honor Misha’s birthday! Can we get to our $100 goal?

Thank you so, so much to those who have donated to my fundraiser, and to those of you who have donated your time and blog space to help me raise awareness! *hugs all of you * 

1 year ago on August 20th | REBLOG | 146 notes

(THIS FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN REGISTERED WITH RANDOM ACTS AND THE CHICAGO MARATHON.)

Greetings, friends! Since January, I have been training to run in my first marathon, the 2013 Chicago Marathon, to benefit the amazing non-profit organization, Random Acts. Training has been one of the most challenging — and certainly the most physically challenging —  endeavors I have ever undertaken. It is also proving to be one of the most rewarding.

Some people may think that training for a marathon is one-person job. And to a point, they’re correct: no one can get you off the couch and force you to put in the miles and do all the extras. But no one can succeed in an attempt such as this without a reason to do so, and without the support of others. I am reminded of this every time I put on my shoes.

My motivation for doing this is to ultimately help others; running on behalf of Random Acts is allowing me to achieve this goal. However, this is also the goal that I can’t reach on my own. I need your help.

So, in the spirit of Random Acts, I ask you, please: if you are able share a monetary donation, please click on the Crowdrise link below; your donation will be directly transmitted to Random Acts via their Crowdrise account.

If you cannot, I would ask, if you could, to reblog this post. But most importantly, no matter what, I would ask, when you see this, to please perform a random act of kindness for someone else. Because, as I learn every day, those acts make all the difference. And “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Thank you for reading, and for your support! It means everything to me, truly, and to the others whose lives you will touch. Never hesitate to drop by and say “hi” at one of the links below!

Crowdrise (Donation Page); Tumblr ; Blogger ; Twitter

Can you please help me raise $100 for my fundraiser in honor of the Overlord’s birthday?

1 year ago on August 20th | REBLOG | 146 notes

In case you thought I was lying…

I am not lying

(Don’t mind Bob in the background. “Bob is friend.” That’s not poor grammar; that’s what he said.

What?)

1 year ago on August 12th | REBLOG | 1 note

I am connected on my computer, connected to the internet, and doing productive things, all while running 16 miles the treadmill.

I’m so happy.

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1 year ago on August 12th | REBLOG | 0 notes

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Phase Three (Marathon: Part I) Training: COMPLETE
/end phaseone.exe


INITIATE: Phase Four, Final Phase (Marathon: Part II) Training
/run_or_jog_briskly_because_really_you_people_who_can_RUN_QUICKLY_ for_20_plus_miles_must_have_titanium_joints.exe

Standby for system check

sfc/SYSTEMSCANNOW

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Continue to PHASE FOUR, FINAL PHASE

1 year ago on August 9th | REBLOG | 0 notes