Saturday, August 29, 2009

catch up, cont....

since i got back to Virginia, i've finally focused on some fundraising. as a team captain/mentor, my fundraising requirements are significantly less than they were as a simple participant... however, i've still got to do some fundraising... and i was slacking on that while i was in Canada.

so, i hosted a bakesale... it was hellishly hot that day, and all the icing on the cupcakes melted and slid off into little sticky puddles... but the banana bread held up nicely. my teammate Donna donated some chocolate bars to sell as well, left over from one of her fundraisers.... and they melted too, but are still delicious (as my husband can attest to... he is my biggest chocolate purchaser to date!)

then i attended a Dinner Done fundraiser for teammate Ronda... wherein we went to the Dinner Done location, assembled some tasty meals for future cooking, had a few laughs, and then went out to dinner whilst our assembled meals did a little pre-cooking in the hot sun.

here we are a'cookin!

we had some running adventures the following week, when we had our 14 mile run. longest run to date, hottest training day to date, on a busy trail, for a scheduled "hills" run.... and we ran out of water and gatorade. not the best run... but a good challenge to overcome during training so we won't be thrown so far off balance if things don't go as expected on race day.

here we are getting assembled for that run:

and then we had a momentary reprieve from the heat for our 10 mile run the following week... not only was it cooler, but one of my favourite teammates from last season came to staff our water station. yay Sara! (and current teammate Donna)

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