Friday, September 18, 2009

40-something days to NYC

I feel bad that I have neglected the blog this week; life has been 1000% more hectic than usual. I have been running, though. I even ran at almost 10pm one night because I had to. And it was a way better run than I thought it would be. I don't know if it was adrenaline from the crazy events of the two previous days or the residual caffeine jolt from my after school coffee (I thought I was going to run right after school but got caught up in about a million other thing and eventually changed out of my running clothes without leaving my house) but I felt great, ran fast and hardly even broke a sweat (literally...gotta love those cool summer nights. And it is still summer for about three more days or so).

Besides that, only ran a bit with the x-country team. They are awesome this year; too bad for me they are all fast so there is no one "take it easy" with at the back of the pack.

I have not cooked at all; Janeth made the noodles one night and we attended the welcome back barbecue at Billy's new school (hence the craziness that has been going on this week) the other. I will be doing a ton of cooking this weekend for the high holidays so will report back on how to make the ultimate jewish delicacies.

I would like to give a special shout out to my husband who sent out an amazing email to his friends and colleagues to help me raise money for the NYC marathon. It raised almost $1000 is just about 24 hours. Feel free to add to that total. Here is a copy of the email and the link to the donation site:

For over 5 years my wife, Cayla, has been training for Marathons. At first she ran on a tred mill at a gym. She got bored with that so she took it outside and ran the streets of Toronto. As her ability increased she ran in a few organized events then kicked it up to a couple of half-marathons. Through willpower and perseverance she was able to successfully complete the Toronto Marathon in 2008. On November 1, 2009 she will be running the New York City Marathon. Marathon running is super hard because you have to run non-stop for 42 km. That is far.

In order for her to be allowed to run in the NYC Marathon she has to raise $3000.00 for charity. She has raised over half, but now she needs a little help.

If you could assist us in Cayla's fundraising efforts it would be greatly appreciated. Anything you donate goes directly to The Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation. No amount is too big or too small and anything you contribute will be gratefully received.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email. If you do donate something email me because we don't get notified by the Hospital.

This is the link for the NYC Marathon http://www.nycmarathon.org/

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