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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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I've got two interesting things to share with you today.

The first doesn't involve running but it does involve walking!

Last year I mentioned a 7 mile walk up to Snowbowl ski resort that my mother-in-law was doing. I wasn't able to join her last year but this year I am!

My mother-in-law does this walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society since she knows personally what it's like to battle cancer. Because I want to support her and her cause I'll be walking the 7 miles uphill at altitude instead of running that weekend. I'm not huge into fundraising, though, but I figured I'd stick the link to my donation page here anyway.

Donate if you want!

My husband is also joining us. We'll be quite a team.

Although we probably won't be wearing our fancy clothes for the climb.

The other interesting bit of news is that running blogger and author Melinda Hinson Neely is writing a book about first time marathoners. She put out the call a few weeks ago for first timers and their stories. I threw my hat into the ring and although I wasn't selected to be an in-depth feature, I am on the list as contributor in some way. Haven't found out exactly what that way will be yet, but it's still pretty cool.

And with that, I'm off for another day in hot, humid Chicago. What's going on in your neck of the woods?


MonkeyBusiness said...

I just walked over to the post office over lunch, and some guy walking in front of me was like "It's not even that humid today!" I wanted to punch him in the neck. omg, really?!

RunningLaur said...

I didn't find the snowbowl climb posting until it was too full to do :(
Will you be in the Phoenix area aside from flying in/flying out? Are you going to have any extra time in Flag? I was thinking of making a trip up North to escape the heat!
Feel free to email me runninglaur at gmail and maybe we can meet up!
(If not, have a great time!!)

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Same here, hot and humid. Miserable and tired of this heat!! I love that photo of you and your hubby and family. I love your dress!

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