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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!!



Hey! I think you forgot something!!

30 May

It’s Friday!!

And it’s the last Friday in May!!

That means that you only have one more day to make a minimum 25 dollar donation to my Marine Corps Marathon Fundraising effort to get a fabulous gift!! Okay, technically, you probably have 2 days since I won’t order them until I get home from this race weekend…


I know it seems like October is a Loooonnnnnggggg way away…but think of how fast May just sped by! It’ll be here before I know it! And before YOU know it!!

So dig deep — or not so deep — and support an amazing cause!

And bookmark this link! You know, for when you win Powerball and want a bazillion Believe bracelets!!


I’ve been driving around Williamsburg today and I have to say, I may only be running 8K tomorrow…but it’s gonna be a HILLY 8K!! Lots of pictures coming too cause it is BEAUTIFUL here!!

Have a GREAT weekend!!

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I feel like this picture is telling me to kick off the weekend with some Baby Chef Stew…Don’t do that!!

A Day of Love

25 Aug

Well this was definitely a mixed bag weekend – mostly good though!

Friday I introduced my friend Kathy to #Bikram and she says she enjoyed it! Them spent the night at her house, met her new puppy and her husband cooked a great dinner (and breakfast)


Best part of the weekend was Saturday’s Ray Lang Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit The Tug McGraw Foundation. My friend Pete and his family put on this event every year in memory of his dad. I’ve met some really great people through my running with Team McGraw and a LOT of them are Pete’s family!! They’re such an amazing, loving and welcoming group of people. I’m not a golfer but I love hanging out with the other non-golfers! Play is followed by dinner and a raffle – this is really the only time I win good stuff! This year I was hoping for the “chair” – another outdoor chair for relaxing in the backyard. I was also really interested in the package of Hostess goodies! I threw my tickets into a few other bags as well.



But I REALLY wanted the chair!

And guess what I didn’t get. Right, I didn’t get the Hostess goodies.     012 But I did get the chair!! Woot! Yay me!! It’s a really nice one – including a cup holder that I will eventually figure out!


I also picked up this little handbag.    016

But really the best part of the day is catching up with friends I haven’t seen in awhile.And, it was great to be surrounded by so much love, especially yesterday.

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Four years ago yesterday, my big brother called me to tell me that my mom had died. And it’s probably no exaggeration to say that I have missed her so much every single day since then. But for some reason, this year has been particularly tough. Overall, I think I’ve been much happier and content the last several months than I have in a long time. But there’s always something missing. Sometimes you just need a hug from your mom.

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