Archive for August, 2008

When 30 Minutes Feel like 30 Hours

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Question: When “does” 30 minutes feel like 30 hours? Answer: TODAY!

Today we did team training for the 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon to raise funds for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society- Three miles in 30 minutes. For you experienced runners this may seem really lame. But for me and people like me who have not seriously ran since high school, it could seem like an eternity and it did for me today.

There were moments when I actually though to myself, “I must be crazy this is only 30 minutes and I am planning to run 26.2 miles which could take about 5-6 hours?” When I realized I was thinking negative I decided to verbalize – I feel good! I feel great! I feel wonderful!” quoting from the movie what about Bob for some comic relief. – which is how I tend to deal with many situations. Nevertheless, I pressed on and through and was glad I did. I did it! I made it! I am anxious to see how my endurance increases throughout the training. I know that I can accomplish this through the strength of Christ.

I’d like to add, we have some absolutely great coaches that encourage us along the way and give excellent advice on diet, attire, and any other topic that will help us in accomplishing our goals. I got to meet some new people and learn about their reason for running. This inspired me more than I was already. I’d say today was a successful and productive day. I know as I continue to train it will become easier and I will be saying, “26.2 miles? Been there! Done that! And the money raised will be one step closer to finding a cure to blood cancer.

Please consider giving to this great cause: http://pages.teamintraining.org/pb/wdw09/atelemaque

Race to Save Lives – Training

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Yesterday we had tropical storm Fay. Fay brought lots of wind, rain, and even some tornados. I was scheduled to train for 30 minutes. The weather seemed to simmer down at about 6:00 pm so I decided to go out for a run.

As soon as I stepped outside the wind almost carried me away. So I was faced with a decision; 1. blow off the training for the day or 2. find a way to train in doors. Well, I chose option 2. I ran indoors for about 30 miniutes. I was even able to work up a good sweat.

Tomorrow I go for a outdoor run. It’s important that I get use to the atmosphere. Hopefully the weather permits.

Hello world!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program and I’m asking you to help by making a donation to my fund raising campaign.

Please use the link in this blog to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

http://pages.teamintraining.org/pb/wdw09/atelemaque

Racing to Save Lives

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support.

I will be running on behalf of a true hero – Tina. Tina is a 24 year old young woman in Stuart, FL diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Before being diagnosed, Tina was very active. She was a member of several swim teams and loved modeling and doing photo shoots. Tina was very afraid when she was diagnosed and was especially concerned about loosing her hair; but she didn’t want people to cry or feel sorry for her.

Good news: Tina’s hair is back and she recently graduated from Palm Beach Community College with her AA degree. Tina continues to work at St. Mary’s hospital and shares her experiences with newly diagnosed patients on the pediatric oncology floor. She was accepted into the Radiology Program at West Boca Medical Center and begins treatment on October 8th, 2008.

I would really appreciate your support to help Tina and others like her. Please send your contribution by September 8th, 2008. On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.

Thanks again.
Belinda

Galatians 6:2
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.