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Training Update for August

In That's Goofy! on September 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I have soooo many updates! This is what happens when I procrastinate on blogging.


I am up to $1,939!!! That is 50% of my goal!

Pending: $1,250 in matching donations.

I had some beautiful and incredible donations in the month of August, it was a fantastic month!  Help me make September just as amazing by checking out my fundraisers below.


I have a few fundraisers in progress or coming up!

Hero Fundraiser

I now have 11 heros!  This weekend I plan on making bracelets that I can wear for each hero on my training runs.  If you would like to have me run a mile for one of your heroes, check out My Hero Fundraiser to learn more. My goal is to run for 39 people 🙂

TCBY Fundraiser

Where: TCBY Latham in Newton Plaza

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012
6-9 pm

What: Remember to bring in our flyer (see below) or mention that your purchase that night is going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and 20% of all proceeds go to the campaigns for myself and Wendy C!

80s Prom Night

To be announced! This will be a fantastic and fun event!

General Donations

General tax deductible donations can also be made to my Team in Training Official Fundraising Page


In August I ran  for over 14 hours covering 70+ miles and burning over 8,000 calories.  I missed logging a few speed work runs and drills. I participated in 6 hours of boot camp classes. My mileage was a little lower than I wanted but I tend to schedule 1-2 week breaks every 6-8 weeks to let my body recover some. Since I have some of my biggest runs in September, I opted to ease back some at the end of August.  September is shaping off to an excellent start! Below are a few photos from my runs in August.


I am working hard and taking every mile of my training very seriously.  In addition, I am using my mission this year to use my legs for a good cause.  Three of the events listed below are for charitable organizations to make the life and health of other individuals better.  While I am not fundraising for those events, the proceeds of my registration fee benefit their causes.

Dunkin Fun Run  5k- September 9, 2012 (then running about 15-17 miles post race).

TCBY Fundraiser – 20% of proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training campaigns for myself and Wendy C.

Special Surgery 5k – September 15, 2012

Palio Half Marathon – September 16, 2012

Color Me Rad 5k – September 22, 2012

Mohawk Hudson River Marathon – October 7, 2012

Maddie’s Mark 5k – October 27, 2012

TCBY Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Sunrise at the park

Park Sunrise

Warrior Dash 2012

Early morning fog on the bike path

Sunset at the track

Chocolate Milk – The best post run race snack!

In Just Eat It on August 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

Chocolate milk is the best post run race snack and it is not just because it tastes great. Top experts, like Nancy Clark and Runner’s world recommend it as the perfect post run food.

Check out these articles that say its true 🙂

Chocolate milk. The perfect post run recovery drink

Got milk? Try Chocolate After your workout by

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Healthy Drinks Mother Natures healthy drinks recharge muscles and aide performance by

Now… to hide it from the boys to keep it all for myself?

❤ Jennie

My Hero Fundraiser

In Bucket Goals on July 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Do you have a hero? Somone who has fought cancer, fighting cancer, dedicated their time to help cancer patients or just a person that really has made a difference in your life? On January 12-13 I will run in the Disney Goofy Challenge covering 39.3 miles over 2 days  with a goal of raising over $3900.  I want to honor 39 individuals during this run.

How you can honor a hero

  • Donate $39 (or more) at
  • Write, “I have a hero” in the comments section when you donate. Feel free to name your hero in the comments or I will contact you.
  • I will contact you with additional details. You may choose as short message, name, and mile number if available.
  • One $39 donation per mile (you may donate for additional heros or list mutiple family members on one mile)
  • Only 39 spots available 😉

Who is a hero?

Anyone! It can be an honored patient, in memory of a loved one, your children, a person who is just a hero in your life. You name your hero!

What you receive

  • One mile of the 39.3 mile run will be dedicated to your hero.
  • A photo of their mile maker from my run mailed to you in January.
  • A ribbon on my shirt with a short message honoring your hero (white for boys, lavender for girls). I will wear these during the marathon weekend.
  • A special holiday card.
  • A special thank you note.

The Disney courses run through all four theme parks and by their themed landmarks such as Cinderalla’s castle.  You can see their maps in large scale and detail by clicking the link titles below. Feel free to pick a specific mile marker if it is still available, otherwise I can randomly assign one to your hero. All miles have awesome mile markers and there is something great each mile along the way.

Disney Half Marathon

Disney half marathon course

Disney Marathon Map

  1. For Jack C. Your daughter is one of the most beautiful people I have ever met (both inside and out). It is an honor to have you at mile 1!
  2. Marshall Bowen (aka grandpa). Thanks to aunt Phyllis I get the honor of running a mile for you.  Cancer took you from us too soon 😦
  3. Suraih who lost his battle with cancer but still lives in the hearts of his family.
  4. Kim R.from your friend Bill 🙂
  5. Dylan C. For your big 5 buddy. Your mom says you do chemo with a smile. Truly honored to run this mile for you!
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  7. Adam Harrington from Amy for being 7 years cancer free 🙂
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  12. Louise B (aka Grandma). Thanks to a wonderful donation from aunt Phyllis, I have the honor of running a mile for you. You fought cancer and won!
  13. Dad – giving you the last mile of the half. Thanks for making all those raw egg shakes, packing double sandwiches and helping me get through cross country season in high school. You are the perfect inspiration for the last mile of this day 🙂

Disney marathon

14. Grandpa T.  I miss you. The first mile of this day is for you. Cancer took you from us too soon. Mom donated enough for many heros and I thought you should get a mile. Thanks for swimming all those laps for us, making me smile and being a great example of true love.

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19. For little Miss Kylie from your mom’s friend Cindy! This mile of the marathon with Cinderella’s castle is for you for fighting Leukemia and going into remission!!!

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21. Mom – the age you had me.  You are my hero. You put up with me and love unconditionally. (PS. Check out 13 and 14 too 🙂

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23. Reserved for J.C.

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28.  Mary Ann M. For a special gift. 🙂

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38. “Jennie -For her big heart and all the time and effort she puts in helping others.” Yes this is me. I did not write this. My parents donated a hero mile in my name, because I am their hero. Corny, I know, but gotta love them <3. (Of course they donated enough for several more so I am sneaking in a few hero mile suprises for them…13,14 and 21 🙂

39. Kim R.  Our friend Tiffany is the BEST as I am sure you know! This is my favorite mile and she dedicated it just for you :)!

39.3 My 3 guys because the last .3 miles are the hardest!!!

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