Week 2 of my 14th ,and final year, that I will be running marathons around the world for kidney cancer research was a week where I had the opportunity to personally thank the people who donated to my 2011 Antarctica marathon to raise money for kidney cancer research. I thanked them by sending them a personal hand made, and hand written thank you card. The thank you card process started with me picking the 9 best photos that I took in Antarctica and then making a 4×6 montage of the photos. I then had the photo printed and glued it on a photo mount card – I put a description of each of the 9 photos on the inside bottom of the card. I then wrote a handwritten note on the inside of the card thanking the donor for their donation, letting them know that the total that I raised for the last 14 years is now $85,805.00, and that I will be running my 18th worldwide marathon in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 20th.
Over the last 14 years I have designed and mailed out over 1,200 personal, hand written, thank you cards to the very supportive and generous people who have donated to my charity
Week 2 Training Program Results: [1/9/012 to 1/15/012]
My second week of training went very well as I met the purpose that I set for each day and my knee that I injured in the Antarctica marathon was not a problem. My training program for the week was as follows:
M: Cross train: Stationary Bike, Weights, and Core/leg strengthening exercises for 2 hours.
T: Speed Runs: [12x1/4 mile @9:00 pace]
W: Intervals: 4 miles [2 miles at marathon pace]
TH: Hills: 5 miles [Rolling Hills]
F: Easy Run: 3 miles
S: Long run: 13 miles at 30 seconds slower than my marathon pace goal.
Total miles run over the Last 13+ Years: [23,541]
For the week I ran a total of 28 miles which gives me a total of 23,541 miles run [races + training] over the last 14 years. I now only need to run 1,360.55 miles over the next 12 months to meet my goal of running more miles than the circumference of the earth [24,901.55 .00] to meet my goal.
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Have a great day,