Now, in other news:
So I went running this morning. It sucked.
But I will go running again tomorrow morning. I might try 40 mins, doing 9/1 intervals. We'll see how I feel when I wake up.
Early in the summer, I tried motivating myself reminding myself that what I was doing was way easier than chemo. But I'm not selfless enough for that to work on me. I still focused on the heat and the suckiness.
Well, I just realized this is not the greatest advertisement for Team in Training, now is it?
Please remember the key point: DO NOT train during the summer. Especially if you live in Texas. When I was part of the Summer Team (even on May 26th), training went fine. Yes, it was a little hot starting in April, but it was doable. Not like now.
Either way - if Team in Training is not your cup of tea, there are many other ways to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Light the Night is a much less athletically intense event - just a nice, casual walk. Go here to find a walksite near you and find out when the walk will be.
If you're into hiking more than walking or running, Hike for Discovery is a new program for the LLS:
How does the program work? LLS will provide 14-18 weeks of
professional training and everything you'll need to make your hike fun and
successful. You will train in honor of an Honored Patient, a local blood cancer
patient whose struggle for survival will inspire and motivate you. LLS will also
provide transportation to and from the event, lodging and social events during
your stay. In return, you'll raise funds for lifesaving research and bring hope
to hundreds of thousands of people battling blood cancers.
And, because, really, what self-respecting program doesn't have one, let me present to you the Leukemia Cup Regatta.
If none of these float your boat, there are other ways to help the LLS continue their life-saving research and patient services.
(As always, you can just take the easy way out and make a donation to my fundraising campaign: www.active.com/donate/tntntx/Criss4shay)
Since it's Day 4 and coherent thoughts are no longer emanating from my tired brain, I leave you with stories from alumni participants from the above-mentioned events.