Five months until race day. I have had a strong last couple months. We have brought in a total of $1473.28 and I have trained a total of 1065.38 miles. To put that in perspective that is more than the miles between Reno and Denver. Training lately has been a good experience. The weather has been nice and I actually ran outside in a tank top. I still haven't ridden my bike outside yet, but that is only because it is still dark when I am training on it.
I have been taking my rest days on Mondays because I am off of work usually. This lets me really maximize my rest, which is really important because by the end of the week, my body is so tired I feel like I am not getting the most out of my training. We have done a couple videos and they have gotten a lot of views and likes which is good. However, I am not doing this to get "likes", I am doing this to raise money for pediatric cancer research. I would challenge everyone who likes a video on Facebook to donate at least one dollar. At this rate my miles will match my dollar amount in the next month.
We will be getting shirts designed and made soon, which will be available for online ordering. We are currently rethinking our strategy for raising money. The problem we have been having with companies is that they don't want to donate because the charity is not local. How different would companies feel if they had a child that went to the hospital in Denver where this money is going? I get really frustrated when I am running because I feel like I should have raised more money. But the fact of the matter is, no amount of money is enough and I would probably be frustrated and wishing I raised more. This is why we made a goal of 1 mile for every $1. We are currently ahead of that goal and I need to remember that we are just a family in Reno, not a company, or an event. We are just a family that is trying to help out in any way we can.