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It’s Back!!!

11 Jul

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Fundraising Friday that is!!

Things have stalled on the fundraising front, but the training has begun in earnest! In 16 weeks I’ll be making my way to the Packet Pickup to run 26.2! My first 26.2 in about 17 months – my last full was at the Goofy Challenge in 2013.

One small sacrifice now means hope for those living with brain tumors, PTSD and other Traumatic Brain Injuries. The Tug McGraw Foundation works with many other organizations to support and transform the lives of not only the affected person but their family as well.

So, if you haven’t given yet — now might be the time!!

It’s super easy, and really very painless!!

Just click here — and see for yourself how good it feels to help others out



13 Jun

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Not really!! It’s just a kitty cat!!! Welcome to the Friday the 13th version of Fundraising Friday!!

Just in case you’re superstitious or something, I have to tell you that it is *very* good luck to make a donation to the Tug McGraw Foundation! You’ll be helping out some great people that’s for sure.

And me. You’d be helping me out a ton!!

Now, let’s recap. Me, Marine Corps Marathon, Team McGraw, YOU! Sure it seems like October is ages away but, c’mon people it’s really like…4 months. And just think, if you donate now, you’re not using up valuable school supply money! Though maybe you can give up that fancy iced coffee drink thing you love for a week!


So, head over HERE and drop some change in my bucket!! It’s a feel-good way to start the weekend!!

Send Me Your Money Saturday!!!

7 Jun


Well, since I missed Fundraising Friday (again) this week, I am pre-empting Sing-a-Long Saturday with this request —

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But first, thanks to my friends who donated in May — your bracelets will be winging their way to you soon! Your donations are definitely appreciated by all! And those of you who donated in honor/memory of someone, they’ll be on my mind on Oct 26 when I run the Marine Corps Marathon


Remember, your donation goes to support a great cause! The Tug McGraw Foundation works diligently to improve the quality of life for those living with brain related trauma and tumors.

And donations of any size can make a difference – I mean, of course the big ones are great, but the small ones help too!! And all are equally appreciated!! So click on this link – Anne’s Marine Corps Marathon Donation Page! – and make a donation!!

And be sure to have a fantastic weekend!!



New-ish Month, New Challenges

5 Jun

So we’re now into June and summer seems to really be coming in with no hesitation!!


That means, running needs to be done pretty darn early! And, of course this is when I really need to kick my training into gear — time is ticking away and I know that the Marine Corps Marathon will be here before I know it! Followed way too closely by my #Dopey15 runDisney challenge…and even more.

I do have a couple of race recaps and vacations to recap this weekend so I can be caught up too!

But, first, ya’ll know I was doing a couple of DietBets last month and I managed to squeak by and win them both (with a pound or two to spare). I turned around and put the winnings from my first win (don’t know what I won from the second yet!) into 2 more for this month!


And I have to tell you people….it was a little more stressful than I thought it would be but those last couple of days were definitely motivation to keep it going more consistently this time around.

In case you’re interested, you can sign up here for the “small” DB  http://diet.bt/1p6dG8q

And here for the BIG game! http://diet.bt/1p6elHd

Seriously, if you’re signing up for one, you may as well sign up for two. I mean, you only increase your chance of winning right? And definitely let Patty know that I sent you!! 😉

And I’m also repeating my wall sit/plank/arm challenge from May since I fell off of that wagon around the 23rd…and I can say that I’m good for 5 days!!

And, important culture note: Tomorrow is National Donut Day — so head out and get some round goodness in your belly! A group of my friends have organized a virtual “Donut Run” — so I’ll head to my local Dunkin Donuts in the morning (before the dentist of course!) on foot, and grab some nom and run back home!

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I’m Alive!!! aka Fundraising Friday!

16 May

So, last week my internets went out…line was cut. Couldn’t blame AT&T! Awkward day at work!

But I’m back!! And I have a lot of catching up to do…but first, and most important

It is Fundraising Friday again!

Marine Corps Marathon


Yours truly at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon

And I seem to be at a standstill. It’s kind of depressing. Really, it is!!

Seriously…this marathon is just the first in three that I’ll be running in the next 11 months. Surely that is worth a couple of bucks!

And, do I even need to tell you what an amazing cause this is – and the great people it has brought into my life?

Plus, remember that if you donate at least 25 dollars in May, you’ll get this cool mudLove bracelet (or the mudLove of your choice though, really this is the best one for this!)


Like Tug said, “Ya Gotta Believe!”

So c’mon! What are you waiting for?!!

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