I have in past years asked you all to share the names of your friends and family members with cancer. I'd like to go a little beyond just names this year, and share on the blog and on the facebook page more....a picture and some information. I think it's important to understand how very real this is to many, many people. I hope maybe it will provide some support, some community, some clarity, some strength. If you are comfortable and willing, please email me at email@example.com and let me know who you would like to recognize....share a picture, a story, how it has affected you. In addition to sharing those stories, I'll will again be starting an In Memory/In Honor/In Support section on both pages, and will wear all of the names on my race day shirt.
I was also hoping to get a few guest bloggers to write some entries on here....what's your connection, why is the Barr Program and Dana-Farber important to you, what does "be good, be strong" mean, etc. What's your perspective as a friend, family member, random reader, teammate? Would love to be able to offer a broader view. Think about it and let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
I've been using the Daily Mile website (www.dailymile.com) to track my training this year. The bigger, better part of just having a place to write down your workout is that there is a community of teammates and friends who provides support and motivation and where you can share your training, ask questions, commiserate, etc. I'd encourage any of you who are runners, exercisers, athletes, or just starting out on a fitness path to sign up. It tracks running, swimming, biking, yoga, cross-training...many options to fit your plans. Please "friend" me since it is a social network of sorts in addition to a great place to monitor your activity. It also adds some level of accountability, which I personally really need, and is proven to be helpful for anyone trying to keep up with or maintain any sort of fitness program or training plan...accountability AND support. Since I am formally tracking my miles, I am also setting a goal to try to run 1200 miles in 2012. There is is. Written down. Yikes. So, sign up and find me on Daily Mile!
12/30: 4 miles
12/31: 8.4 miles
1/3: 4.4 miles (4x800 meter repeats)
1/4: Stationary bike, 40 minutes
1/5: 8.4 miles, easy pace
1/6: Stationary bike, 40 minutes
1/7: 3.6 miles
1/8: 13.4 miles, long run with DFMC team
1/9: Yoga, 45 minutes
1/10: 4.75 miles (1200, 1000, 800, 600, 400 meters speed work)
1/11: Stationary bike and strength training
1/12: 3 miles, treadmill
1/13: 14.1 miles, long run
1/17: 4 miles, treadmill
1/18: 6 miles treadmill
Be good. Be Strong.