Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oh All My Lousy Runners!

Post Lousy Run
Well first I must say a heartfelt THANK YOU! When Heather & I decided to put on a Virtual 5k to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I could not even have imagined the support we'd receive. We ended up with 178 registrants, and raising over $2500 for the cause! So seriously, I am beyond humbled. Of course, with 178 Lousy medals to package up and mail out, it's going to take me a little while to get it all done... you know, in my spare time!

The Actual Lousy Medal!!!
I was actually ready to do the mail merge to print the mailing labels. I had carefully formulated the columns to Proper case, concatenating the City, State & Zip code, to then realize the only labels I have are the extremely small (and personally, I deem them useless) a whopping 1/2" by 1 & 3/4"... yeah, useless. So looks like I will be busy this weekend, well Sunday during Gabby's nap anyway since Saturday I will be interning from 7-4pm... yay!

Just days before this run I found out that a running mom friend was told her cancer was back. DaDiva is an inspiration and a positive spirit who brightens lives through her sense of humor and unparallelled presence... When I headed out for my Lousy Medal Run, I had a few things on my mind and one of them was my little green monster (which is how I affectionately refer to her as she is back on chemo) - it was what pushed me to have one of the best runs I have had in so very long. All I could think of was if this amazing woman can run a marathon on chemo, and now run our lousy medal 5k just days after restarting chemo - well friends, I have no excuses, I must run, and run I did. I'd say like the wind, but it was more like an average pace of 9:19, but for me, it felt like a gusting of emotion and determination.  

Then there is this business of the Grand Prize drawing... I am not sure if everyone thought to come back and leave a comment but I feel like with 10 days post race, and ample prodding... It is time to draw the winner... I know some had issues seeing their comment post, but I received the email (for each one) and have compiled the unduplicated list... First, lets see what we have up for grabs!

Now this package is geared toward the women, but hey if you are a dude and you win, you could make a lady friend very happy (assuming she is into the running thing too)... We have a princess tiara bling holder from Allied Medal, a Tough Chik 'iRun' t-shirt, iFitness head bands and a One More Mile belt. Total retail, around $100, not too shabby!

So without further ado.... The winner of the super duper prize package is....
Stephanie Christianson

Congratulations Stephanie! I hope you love this little bonus for supporting a wonderful cause!

I also want to post a few pictures that I got my hands on from those who participated... If I missed anyone's photos I apologize now!
Cheryl & Amber ready to run!
..and they have paparazzi?
Libby made these for her group
Leia & Wonderpup
Holly & Amanda got it done!

Libby's Group Photo - LOVE IT!!!

Kim &her princess

Jinny flexing :)

Ross's Inspiration
Kim got it done right before the snow!


  1. Congrats on such a successful race!!! I loved doing it!

  2. Awesome! Congrats to Stephanie...this Little Green Monster is doing ok on her glow in the dark meds and loved running the Lousy Medal 5K with her ManHo and all y'all. Heading down to the Keys to run 198 miles with 11 friends and then I've got either a half or a full every month until June.
    Chemo better give me super powers 'cause I'm gonna need 'em!

  3. DaDiva is an amazing soul. She encouraged me to do the virtual 5k. And I'm glad I did....if for no other reason than to support a good cause.

  4. Oh my goodness! Do I need to send you my address? I had a lot of fun helping you out ;-)

  5. Congrats on this racing! I do understand you so much! Running at the race makes you feel more free)))