Whew!! Welcome to my weekly recap. It’s been quite a week, and I’m feeling strong (and sore).
If you remember, each week in 2017, I’m going to be spending less time detailing my training and more time detailing my activities that will bring me closer to my goal of raising $10,000 for charity in 2017. I do this to not only hold myself accountable, but to give you all insight into the work it takes to reach such a big goal.
Here is how my training and fundraising for the last week looked.
I had a really solid week of workouts.
Monday – rest.
Tuesday – Barre (55 minutes)
Wednesday – 3 miles @ 11 minute pace, 60 minute sports massage
Thursday – Barre (55 minutes)
Friday – 3 miles @ 11:16 pace
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 9 miles at 10:45 pace, fast finish last 2 miles
Total miles for the week: 15
My focus this week was strength training, and I ended up going to a barre class twice this week…my first time doing two barre classes in one week! I was so sore most of the week, but it had subsided before my long run this morning. The run was HOT and humid and pollen-filled, but I used my inhaler and I was totally fine! I felt really strong during the run which made me so happy. I really am feeling back to myself.
In 13 days, I’ll be running the Savannah Women’s Half Marathon again. I am undecided on my strategy for this race, I’ll likely wait until a couple days before the race to decide and base it on the weather forecast. The main purpose of this race will be to run in memory of a friend of the family who passed away from cancer. I will be sharing his story on April 6th, so be sure to stop back by then to learn more about him, as well as to learn more about this customized tank I will be wearing & how you can get one customized for yourself!
Woohoo! Another amazing week of fundraising! This week, I raised an additional $1,046. That means that as of this moment when I’m typing this, I’ve raised a total of $3,939 for cancer research!!
I hit another major milestone this week – halfway to my minimum commitment of $7500. Because I’m halfway, I will now get my official Fred’s Team singlet, and I can’t wait to start wearing it. I’ve done a ton of planning and work for the activities I will be launching in April, but the money received this week was all a result of emails I have been sending.
One thing that has really touched me deeply throughout the past 6 weeks is how incredibly common cancer is. I have had so many stories shared with me of people who have been impacted by cancer. I started writing down names and put the following memorial up in my home gym:
The yellow stickies represent people who have beat cancer, the pink are for those currently fighting. The blue post-its are for those who have passed as a result of cancer. Every time I look at this, my heart breaks. There are too many blue stickies. It really has given my runs more purpose and made me more determined to dedicate this year to fundraising.Week in Review - Training and Fundraising Recap Click To Tweet
At the end of next week, I’ll be sharing a full fundraising recap with you for the month of March.
How was your week? Don’t forget to link up below with Jessie & I!