Posts Tagged ‘ lls ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Black is Black: My Letter to Nike

Fading Colors Earlier this year, I was awarded my Team in Training Elite jacket. There aren’t words to explain how proud I am to have earned this jacket, a symbol of my three consecutive years of fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It’s a Nike jacket, and I love it: it fits well, the […] Read More

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: Resting and Remembering

Between the post-race recovery week and my cross-country travel, there’s not much to report training-wise. Saturday, however, was another sad reminder of why we do what we do with Team in Training. While I was in transit between Jacksonville and Dallas, we lost Josh — one of our team honorees — to B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.¬†We […] 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