As some of you might already know I’ve embarked upon the ultra marathon journey. I’m scheduled to knock out over 30 miles (50K for the rest of the world) on August 1st. Said journey has already been riddled with potholes: a broken tailbone in January and now a case of bursitis in my right foot. So I find myself writing in bed today instead of running the trails.
I’ll bounce back! And, not just because I don’t like quitting, but because I’m running the ultra as part of Team-in-Training (TNT) to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. TNT is responsible for bringing my husband Craig and I together, and for helping see him through Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2002. The first time I laid eyes on him he was bald and undergoing treatment, but nonetheless out there running with my team! Guess I can manage running a few miles this weekend, right?!
To raise funds, we’re selling BooCoo Gear. What is this you might ask? If you surf, go to the beach, swim, run, bike or really do any athletic activity you’ve probably been in the position of having to change clothes either before or after workout and chances are *not* in a bathroom. It turns out it’s a real talent to hold a towel around you, change and not expose yourself to the world. BooCoo Gear is a terry cloth changing skirt with slits to allow you to do this and keep your modesty in tact. You can help out — fundraise + spare the world from seeing your tush — by purchasing one (enter “TNT” in the purchase notes) and telling your friends about it.
If you’d like to help out further or don’t have a need for a BooCoo, you can also make a donation directly to my fundraising page.
Thanks so much for your support!