ONE WEEK UNTIL RACE DAY!!! And big news…I have raised $16,044 towards cancer research with Fred’s Team!!
The past two weeks have been super jam-packed and nonstop. I cannot even begin to describe how busy I’ve been, which is why it’s been quiet around here.
I traveled to Green Bay for work, where I got some great chilly miles in on a path along the river:
I hosted a wine tasting fundraiser for my neighborhood, and raised $600 that night toward my goal! It was a HUGE success and I was so happy at how it all came together. I actually hosted this mid week, the same day I flew back from Green Bay…so to say I was tired the next day is an understatement.
I ran my peak week, topping it off with a 21 mile run that had a ton of donations rolling in during it:
Brian and I celebrated our THIRTEEN YEAR anniversary with an amazing steak dinner:
I held a fundraising barre class, which put me over the $16k mark:
Training-wise, I’m feeling very good. The past few weeks everything has been clicking and I’m running some of my best miles. I’m hitting my paces when I am doing speedwork and am very optimistic about what will happen on race day! I don’t have a specific time in mind, but I do plan to run this race giving 100%, and based on that, I do know that a PR is possible if the weather cooperates. More on goals later this week.
If you’ve been following along, then you know that just two weeks ago, I was at just $12,800 raised for fundraising. That means that over the past two weeks, I’ve raised over $3,000!!!! I found a new tactic that worked amazingly well – I reached out to people directly via Facebook Messenger, Instagram DM, and Twitter DM. Those individualized notes asking for just $5 really worked well.
I also went live on Facebook right before I started my 21 miler, and asked for donations while I was running. This worked very well – by the end of my run I had over $400 in donations!! It was amazing to see my watch light up with notifications of another donation as I was ticking off the miles. I’m still accepting donations, click here to make a donation!Wow! @jessrunsatl has raised over $16k with @fredsteam to run the NYC Marathon! Read More: Click To Tweet
Taper is here in full force, and I have some extra time so I will check in a few times this week. In the meantime, what NYC Marathon specific tips do you have for me?
Also, don’t forget to meet up with Jessie and I this weekend!! We’d love to see you whether you are running or not!
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