Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Turkey Turkey!

Its hard to believe, but its already time for Thanksgiving. This year has seriously flown by. We are heading out today to visit Nate's family for the holiday. I'm excited for my first Thanksgiving in Minnesota...even if its going to be veeeeery cold. We will get to spend lots of time with Nate's family (and my soon-to-be family) and are really looking forward to it.

We are also squeezing in a race while we are up there. We will be running the Turkey Day 5k very early tomorrow morning. Be sure to send us lots of (very warm) wishes as it will be a chilly day! And while we're running that race, Dad and my brother Geoff will be running the Virginia Run Turkey Trot. Its the same race we ran last year on Thanksgiving, so it should be fun to hear how they do!

Hope everyone has very safe travels wherever they are going, and also has a wonderful holiday with family & friends!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

What's Next For Team G Shock?

That's a great question. Our original goal was 10 races and $1,500. It didn't take us very long to reach that, so we increased both: 20 races and $3,000. We reached the $3,000 pretty quickly (thanks to My Birthday Wish) and just ran our 20th race (The Army Ten Miler)!

So now what?

We've been asking ourselves that for a couple of weeks now and trying to figure out where to go from here. We could increase the goals again, but that will just go on and on forever. Once we reach 30 races, we'll change it to 40, etc. Same with the fundraising goal. But we're definitely not ready to put Team G Shock to rest. We've truly enjoyed the experience thus far, so why stop now?!

Here's the plan: we're going to continue running races, and we hope you will continue to check back on the blog for updates and results. And we're going to continue fundraising as well. Maybe we'll hold a special fundraising event, or maybe we'll bring back the Birthday Wish - but the point of this whole thing was to raise money to find a cure for Prostate Cancer, so we can't give that up.

We could not have made it this far without the support of both of our families and all of our friends, so we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will continue to run for my Dad and for all of you. And I hope you'll keep cheering us on!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day!

Just wanted to write a quick note to wish a Happy Veteran's Day to all of the current and someday veterans! And a very, very special Veteran's Day to my favorite one of all - my Dad! :) Thank you for serving for all of those years. And thank you for all of the experiences your service allowed me. From living in so many different places (including Germany!) to meeting all kinds of people and seeing all kinds of things that we wouldn't have been able to otherwise. I am proud to say that I was and will always be an Army Brat!