Its been a while since I last updated, with the Holiday Season coming up fast, I’ve been busy sewing away filling Etsy orders and stocking up for holiday craft shows! I’ve also been training my butt off for the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February! The good news is, while I’ve been gone, I reached my St. Jude Heroes Fundraising Goal! Woohoo, over $2,000 raised! I also completed my first 10k in Atlantic City (see photo above!) it took me 1;11:51. My goal was to be under 1:10:00 but it was raining and windy and awful and I still did pretty okay!
I’ve also gone a little over board in signing up for more Half Marathons… I’ve added the Rutgers Half Marathon in April and next October the Atlantic City Half Marathon…. I also sort of kind of totally joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies Team in Training… Which means more fundraising! I figured since I raised the money for St. Jude so quickly, I’d love to be able to do the same for another worthy charity! With Team in Training I will be running the Nike Woman’s Half Marathon in Washington DC this upcoming April (yes, you read that right, two Half Marathons in APRIL!) If you’d like to help out with a donation, you can click the picture above and it will take you to my fundraising page. :)
I can’t believe how generous my friends have been in donating to my St. Jude Heroes campaign! In just a month and a half I am almost two thirds of the way to my $1800 fundraising goal!
I’ve been training hard, making sure to get in my long runs every weekend. This weekend I did five miles in the park in under an hour, I was impressed with myself. Next weekend I am hoping to get 6.5 miles done, but I hurt my foot yesterday at the gym. Seems like a minor sprain, so I’m soaking it and taking a work out break for a day or two, hopefully I’ll be good to go by Saturday.
I also signed up for the Atlantic City Marathon Weekend 10K which is coming up on October 12th. This will be a great way to see the progress I’ve made and how well I will do in a racing situation.
Since I have a couple days off from the gym, I’ve got a little extra time to catch up on some Etsy orders, and maybe you’ll be seeing a few new creations here soon.
And of course, if you’d like to contribute to my St. Jude Heroes campaign, click the picture above :)
Hero and Princess Sloths are now in the shop until February 1st! $10.00 from every Hero or Princess Sloth sold will be donated to my St. Jude’s Heroes campaign for the Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge at the end of every month! (http://heroes.stjude.org/runjesrun)
I received a donation to my St. Jude’s Heroes Campaign late last week from someone I don’t know. There was a note left about how her God Daughter has been battling leukemia since she was two years old and that St. Jude’s has helped to make sure she got the treatments she needed.
I don’t personally know any children battling an illness, but that note just took my journey to a new level. Luckily, St. Jude’s gives you the e-mail address of the donors so I was able to get in contact with the woman, and now I will be able to send that little girl a stuffed elephant from my shop. I know a stuffed elephant isn’t going to cure her leukemia, but I hope it will put a smile on her face. In the meantime I’m going to continue training for my races and raise more money for St. Jude’s so children like her will be able to get the care they need!
Here is Pocket Robot at the Gulf of Mexico in Hudson, Florida in early July. We were there that day for my Grandmother’s funeral, not a happy adventuring day. :(
We will be headed back to Florida in February for a fun time at Disney World and the Glass Slipper Challenge. I can’t wait to run on behalf of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and I really hope I will be able to raise enough money through my St. Jude’s Heroes page to reach my goals.
It’s been raining all day in Maryland, so my tendonitis is acting up in my foot, which means I had to skip the gym today. It gave me a little extra time for making some plushy friends but I’m hoping the weather this weekend will be nicer and I might be able to hit the park for an outdoor training session. I haven’t done too much running outside but it is definitely something I’d like to start doing more of as the weather cools down so that I can get used to running on harder surfaces. Besides, being inside the YMCA for extended periods of time can get rather boring.
I’ve got a long road ahead of me leading up to the 10k and half marathon but I can’t wait to be able to say I did it. I may need to rename this blog “Toys, Rocket Science and Half Marathons” but for now, we’ll just stick to Toys and Rocket Science.
Hello Tumblr Universe! This February I will be running in the Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge which is a 10k followed by a Half Marathon the next day in Disney World. I’m no runner, but I have committed to training for this event and raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. As a St. Jude’s Hero it is my goal to raise $1,800. I know you may not know me at all, but any help you could provide in helping me reach this goal would be much appreciated. My Donation page is linked through the picture. :)
And look, I’ve dressed up this baby T-Rex in a princess tutu to celebrate!
Thank you for any help you may be able to provide!
I spent my afternoon making a couple Pocket Monsters. They’ll be up in the shop in the coming week along with a few other new designs. In the meantime, please swing by our Facebook page and hit that Like button if you have the chance. Thanks :)
Introducing the Pocket Astronaut! The perfect mix of toys and rocket science