Posts Tagged ‘ leukemia ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: I’m With the Team

Saturday was the first official kickoff meeting for the fall season of Team in Training. If you’ve never done a Team in Training event, imagine the grand ballroom of a major hotel, packed with people who are about to embark on a long journey with other cyclists, runners, hikers, walkers and triathletes. There’s a ton […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo This is Your Captain Speaking: Coordinating a Fundraising Raffle

I have a really hard time asking anyone for anything. I’ve always been a self-sufficient, fend-for-myself kind of person, which is why fundraising for Team in Training has always been a challenge. Don’t get me wrong: you’ve all been very generous about supporting me and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission. But first I have […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Race Day Cometh

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the race in an insanely long post, I just want to mention that for this race alone, runners like me raised $12.7 million for leukemia and lymphoma research. The eight-year total: $118 million for this event alone. That’s some serious fundraising and serious commitment from otherwise ordinary […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Like Running in a Spacesuit

Just in time for the holiday weekend, the heat has arrived. Two weeks ago, I stood at Inspiration Point in the cool morning fog, shivering and debating whether to bring my jacket on my run. This week, I was sweating before we even set out on the trail. Yesterday, I coated myself in a layer […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: This is What’s Important

Wednesday was That Kind of Morning. I woke after sleeping poorly, achy and uncomfortable from the combination of Tuesday morning kickboxing and Tuesday evening strength circuits (3 miles of running plus strength training at the track) with Team in Training. Work was weighing on my mind. Just getting the boy up, fed, dressed and off […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The New Season Begins

Eight months ago, I sat in the doctor’s office, looking at my bruised and battered foot, utterly despondent because I couldn’t run my race. (The realization that I couldn’t walk or drive, either, came a bit later.) From that moment on, there was never a question in my mind about whether or not I’d return […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Hiking the Stress Away

On a scale ranging from Placid to Criminally Insane, what’s the stage right past Utterly Overwhelmed? Whatever it is, I’m there. This is what happens when I realize that I’m traveling 17 out of 30 days in April, all in the midst of a floor of work and deadlines. (It all seemed so manageable when […] Read More