Wednesday, April 9, 2014
12 days to go....
I am officially over $15,000 in my fundraising and not stopping. I'm going to try to hit $20,000. I think it's possible if some people give me a congrats gift or a good luck gift closer to the marathon. I mean it is getting pretty close, if you haven't donated yet.....just saying.....whatcha waiting for? Here's the link again: www.rundfmc.org/2014/alicial and a friendly reminder that 100% of the money raised is used to fund important cancer research that saves lives.
I kind of want to plan one last event after the marathon to celebrate, but I need to find a venue and figure out exactly what I want to do. It's my 16th marathon and my birthday is shortly after so a friend suggested a sweet sixteen party. That would be really fun and I'd love to do it at a public venue so that all of my donors could came if they want to. I could do more raffle items and maybe a 50/50 drawing. Not really sure. My main focus right now is just on resting and getting healthy for the race and mentally preparing.
That is definitely going to be tough. I mean I knew it would be the toughest part of THIS marathon above any other, but I still don't really know what to expect. There are a lot of events happening to remember the anniversary of the bombings and the manhunt after. There is a ton of media coverage. Last night there was a special on one of the local channels and not even a minute into the program they played the clip of the bombs going off and I got chills again and started crying. I am trying to focus on the race and running strong, but everything everywhere is a constant reminder of last year. I want to move forward but keep getting pulled back.