Sunday, January 4, 2009
Mai Loves Her Some "Frogie"
Mai's ears have apparently grown, as they are big enough for my earbuds now. You will find her most days dancing around the house singing at the top of her lungs with my iPod. Her favorite right now is Fergie (or "Frogie" as she calls her). If you've never heard me sing, I can assure you, she gets her voice from me :P
Yesterday I took a 4 mile run around the neighborhood but left Ki at home and felt guilty for that, so today I took her up to Leif Erickson for an 8 miler. The trail was very clear of snow except in several parts - especially right before the 4 mile marker, but there were still remnants on the side of the trail which made it pretty. Some spots were pretty slick and it was nice to hear the crunch of ice/snow under my feet in the areas that haven't seen much sun. Only about 3 or 4 fallen trees on the path but room has been made to go around them.
I ran into a Team In Training teammate on my way up. She said she's training with TNT again this year and I've heard from several others so it looks like there will be lots of friendly faces this year. I'm very nervous, much more so than last year, of being able to raise $4000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, but I'm forging ahead in expectation of some generous donors. I think this is going to have to be my year to come up with a big fund raising idea vs just donations, so if anyone has experience in this area, I am open to suggestions. I don't think I "know" enough people to pull off a silent auction or something like that. I do have a few ideas that the kids and I can work on together, as simple as doing bottle/can drives and also seeing if I can set a table up at the gym and I've heard Walmart will match donations up to a point if you set up a tent outside their doors.
Well, off to see if there's any hot water for me - I'm freezing cold - only 32 degrees for our run today and I need a nice hot one!
Posted by A Prelude To... at 1:09 PM