Happy 4th of July! Quick update on our fundraising efforts to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and cancer research:
Training Update –
I’ve been doing lots of hill work to get ready for the upcoming races and I just ran 8 miles on this beautiful afternoon… and I have some good endorphins going right now! Tomorrow promises to be even better running weather so I’m spending Independence Day doing a 50-ish mile training run…yea I know, “training” run! It will be at Oak Openings park which is one of my favorite places to run. Come out and join me if you can!
Getting ready for the Eastern States 100 on August 16th and the Oil Creek 100 on October 11th…has been tougher than I thought it would be. I think it’s more mental than physical…this is the earliest in the year training season for me ever. I’m a little behind where I think I should be so tomorrow will be telling. Finding the time and the energy to get out and run over the last few weeks has been a struggle. But, we’re going to keep on keeping on! Send lots of good vibes for strong legs! :-)
Honoree Update –
My friend George Evanoff is doing well. He is already finishing chemo and radiation and looking into some clinical trials. Keep your fingers crossed! I took him to church last Sunday (he can’t drive due to the surgery so I get to play chauffeur once in a while!) and he was cracking jokes and is highly optimistic…there’s no quit in George!
My sister Elizabeth had her chemo delayed a little bit and should start next week…and that will last several months. Then she has several years of meds…fun stuff…and she expects her hair to be gone by the end of August…I told her “bald is beautiful!” I have a feeling she’s going to embrace her baldness…no quit in my Sis either!
Please keep them both in your prayers!
Donor Update –
Big Woohoo! to our early donors Jenn Wenzke, long time Honoree Andrea Loch, and Deb Yeagle! Thank you Ladies! I’ll be thinking of you and all of our Honorees …162 to date…all day tomorrow while I am on the trail. You keep me going!
If you have a family member or friend with cancer or lost to cancer that I can run for, please send me their name and their story. I would be honored to run for them!
It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate to my TNT fundraising page! Your donation will help fund treatments through LLS that save lives every day; like immunotherapy’s that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. Every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these!
I need your help to reach my $10,000 fundraising goal for cancer research! Please consider a donation. We need all the help we can get to fight the good fight. Thank you!
You can donate at: http://pages.teamintraining.org/noh/RoadRun14/ealewis
Run Steady, Run Strong!