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Just keep swimming, swimming…Errr…Just keep running, running

Happy Friday everyone! 


So I know that I have gone MIA on here recently but to be quite honest I had some bad runs and hadn’t raised any more money beyond the $10 my mom donated and I became super discouraged. I still have been running but they just haven’t been very good. Even my buddy run on Wednesday went awfully. I was the slowest one, which isn’t even the issue but more or so when someone drops back to run with me it makes me feel bad because I know that they could be going a lot faster. Also I don’t know why but the guy leading the buddy run I attend either didn’t seem to like me or looked at me like I was a joke. It could all have just been in my head but I did not leave my run feeling great about myself. The good news though is that I am still doing well with keeping at my schedule and even have done 3 miles during the week and not only as my long run. It is a slow 3 miles but hey, I just gotta keep running!

Besides the fact that I can see my mileage keep increasing, I had a proud moment the other day when I took my cousin to the gym with me. I joined Planet Fitness in February and my first day I tried starting the couch to 5k app. I could barely keep running for 2 mins straight on the treadmill then. Now, not only can I run more than two minutes, but I can run 3 miles consistently and I run multiple times a week!  I really don’t like running on the treadmill but I like going to the gym and I like taking my cousin with me to help her achieve her goals so I will be okay with it once a week! 

I do have some awesomely GREAT news! I was at my hair salon that I have been going to for over 10 years now and I was telling my hair lady and one of her customers about my cause and my endeavors. I have this fascination with runners now. Its kinda creepy. I look at people and wonder to myself if they are runners or what they look like running. So this conversation all got started when I asked her customer if she was a runner. haha Well after the woman left my hair dresser told me that she would allow me to put up a sign and a pretty collection box or vase to raise some money AND on top of it she said that she will donate $1 for every client she has from now until October! I was so happy and grateful I nearly started crying in her salon! After all the discouragement I have had recently, it was just what I needed to get me refocused! If you live in the Parma, Oh area check out Hair studio 42 on Pearl Rd! 


Also some more fundraising in the developing…I have been talking to the pastor (preacher? I guess I am not really sure of his title) of my mom’s church which I have been attending recently and I am trying to get a church-wide garage sale in effect! I figured that people could bring in stuff they had lying around the house and donate it to the sale along with going around to different garage sales as they close on their last day and asking for the rest of their stuff as donations would be a great way to get a massive sale to go down. And then part of the portions raised could go to the church and the other part to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! This was also great news for me! 

I am so glad to have my cheerful attitude back regarding this all and am so grateful and blessed to see that people are going to support me through this! 

Tonight I am going to the Indian’s game to celebrate a friend’s birthday! Dollar dog night and Disney themed fireworks! How can you go wrong!?!? Then I have my team run bright and early tomorrow morning and after am heading to Michigan to go camping with the fam! I am so looking forward to the weekend! Just need to get though the rest of work! 

Here is another motivational quote for you today! (I know I could use all the motivation I can get this week!)

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali

As always I would be honored if you could support me in my endeavors! Even donating just $1 would be one dollar closer to finding the cure to caner! Cancer sucks…LETS BEAT IT!




Good afternoon party people! I don’t know about anyone else but I am simply ecstatic that today is Friday! I have been babysitting for a coworker all week long and my 4:50am wake-up calls have just been killing me! 

Anyways…Today is a rest day! Last night I made the terribly foolish decision to go running after my sissy treated me to bdubs! BUT…since I made the terrible decision to go before running, so I couldn’t make the even worse decision of not running! To be quite honest, without certain people in my life not letting me cheat on days I’d rather sit on a couch.. I am not sure that I would be as successful as I am right now. 

I went to the track last night with one of my best friends and marathon runner, Michelle. She is quite the woman! Not only did she go out running during the day in the almost 90 degree weather…she brought her running stuff to run along side me for my 20 min run! And I know she probably could have walked faster than I could run! But she was a great motivator! She even had me finishing my last lap at a rather quick pace! I have been struggling with getting cramps while I run EVERY TIME! I have been researching and trying everything possible. If anyone has any tips I would greatly appreciate them! I don’t let it stop me..because again I think to myself…would I stop if I was fighting cancer..NO. But I am concerned because what I do to get through them affects my form. And the last thing I need is an injury to set me further back than I already am! (Although I really don’t think I am too far behind because I keep up with the training schedule but still…I lack the confidence as a runner for sure.)

Tomorrow is our team run! It will be my first one, and I am soo excited for it! Afterwards we are going to a shoe store specifically for runners to get sized! I am also pretty excited to see what that is all about…although as of right now I cannot afford fancy running shoes! lol It is our long run…but we are still only at 2 miles. Thank goodness we don’t move up to 3 miles until next week because I am not sure I am ready for that! LOL Well Wish me luck tomorrow! I am slight nervous that I will be the slowest one there and will be embarrassed. BUT…this is my first running experience and really just crossing the finish line of the half marathon will be my goal! 

LLS Blood Cancer Awareness Fact of the day: 

“In 2012 a record-breaking 7,763 customized clinical trial searches were conducted using LLS resources” 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! You can start by helping me with my journey today! I would be honored to have you join and support me in my cause! You can find my fundraising webpage at: http://pages.teamintraining.org/noh/nikesf13/tmasonhslp

Have a wonderful day and a FABULOUS weekend! Talk to you guys Monday!