So I went for a run last night. Just a little one - once around the mulch track at China Creek park - but it didn't go as well as I had hoped. I had been feeling better and, planning this little test days in advance, I pictured myself falling right back into stride as if nothing had ever happened, going on to complete the 6 K at tempo that was on my running schedule for yesterday.
My sister is officially in charge of fundraising in front of liquor stores. That may sound like a small designation, but it's one that will make all dealings going forward exceptionally easier for me anyways.
I wrote on Facebook last night that I was off to yoga class and then a 16 K run and then a nap, but what actually happened was that I went to yoga class, realized that I had forgotten my yoga pants and then went home and had a nap. That's usually the way I like to do things - skip right to the good stuff.
One of the things I love best about running all over this city, is that you get to check out neighbourhoods and pathways that you would have never noticed normally. I love the seawall, but I try to mix it up a bit, because I also love running down streets I've never been on before.
OK, I'm back from Halifax and ready to get going on running and fundraising now. My sister and I got together this weekend and hammered out some ideas for fundraising events that we're going to do together. The first being a couple of 50-50 draws at the Patricia pub (Hastings Street) on May 26th. If you're around, come say hello!
And if you want to donate to my sister, you can click here to see her donation page. she needs to catch up to the first deadline ($1425 by the end of May), so hopefully the events we have planned will pan out! I'm so stoked that she's coming too. yay!
Check out fellow JIMmers Kim and Ralph Van Bruggen in the Oak Bay News (Victoria)! What an inspiring story! I've copied it to my flickr because the OBN doesn't archive their stories online, so follow the link to read it. I'll be running with them in Greece.
I was having coffee with my friend last week and she suggested that I have a Greek themed party. Demonstrating my innate ability to not absorb anything, I was just like "Sure!" and then "Why?" But after patiently explaining to me that I asked for fundraising ideas and that I am going to GREECE to run this marathon, a Greek party would be very appropriate. Duh. I'm so glad that I have smart friends. Once the light bulb came on above my head, it was very bright.
So I'm thinking as soon as it stops raining this much, I am going to have a party with a Greek theme (and you are all invited, by the way!). I'm not too sure of the details yet, but there will be food and drinks and I *may* even belly dance at it. We'll see. Given that I haven't danced in public in oh, 7 or so years (and I am a lot fatter now than I was then!), it is yet to be determined if this is something people would actually want to see. I'm thinking maybe I'll get someone else to dance at it.