Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm Selling My Body

Well, not literally selling it. I'm accepting donations in return for putting your name, or your company's name on various parts of my anatomy during the marathon. An example of this can be seen here.

Be advised, though, that 2 areas of "prime real estate" have already been claimed. However, the front, sides and backs of my calves, arms, and possibly my thighs, are still available.

On another fund raising note, today I turned in 48 donation letters to be mailed. That leaves me at least 52 more to turn in to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society office for mailing. I found some really cute computer paper in the dollar store. One kind thatI bought has multi-colored polka dots at the top and bottom, and the other has multi-colored stars. I also picked up about $10 in donations after a local softball game that I went to after my training session.

Lastly, I set up a new online store through - Crawl, Carol, CRAWL!!! - The Store!

Today's Training

Training session in Central Park-3.5 miles

Walk to/from bus & subway-2 miles.

Total walked as of 10:15am-5.5 miles!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Not sure if this will work or not...

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Bought Myself Some New Toys...

I knew I was going to need a much smaller fanny pack, so I bought a really nice one at Urban Athletics on Madison Avenue between East 91st and East 92nd Streets after practice last night. It's just big enough to hold my Blackberry, keys, MetroCard, money and ID. The people at Urban Athletics are very nice, and they were offering all Team in Training members a 15% discount this week!

It's not exactly the same one, but this will give you an idea.

My other new toy is a "used - like new" Silver 8GB iPod Nano 3rd Generation, that I got for a steal on It was originally listed as $75.00 plus shipping, but I had a CoinStar voucher for $16.22, which brought it down to a total of about 63 bucks, shipping included. Not bad! It cost me less than a brand-new iPod Shuffle 2nd Generation with less than half the storage space! It arrived in the mail today, and I love it! Next up is going to be a Nike + iPod Sport Kit to track my time, distance, pace and calories.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today's Major Treadmill Victory

This morning I went to the gym and did 2 miles in 29 minutes and 45 seconds - that's less than 15 minutes a mile! That's with 2 short slow-down periods at 1.2 mph to wipe the sweat off my face and guzzle down some water.

This is the first time I've done 2 miles in less than a half hour! Go ME!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Today's Notes

This is a test of e-mail blogging by phone.

Miles walked today: 2.70
Where walked: To Target and back

Fund raising efforts:
Printed out 30 copies of my revised fund raising letter and got 15 copies ready to be mailed.

Spoke with one of the cashiers I know from my local Walgreens to find out who I should talk to about a donation.

Made my first donation can, to use at next weekend's VFW softball game.