Week 13: March 30th- April 5th
Total miles this week: 94 minimum
Total amount donated by the sponsors: $200
Last week was a tough one, with half the week feeling pretty low energy on my runs. Never fun, always frustrating. By my run Friday I finally started to feel a little better. At least enough to not feel like the run was total torture, like most of the other days early that week. I had to run 7 out of 7 days to get my miles in, but the last day was luckily very short (1.5 miles to hit 75 for the week), so it barely counted. This week is my highest mileage week of training up until the week I actually run out in Utah and Colorado. So once this week is past, the rest won’t seem so bad. Just hoping for good energy and less sore legs this week to help me through. This will be the highest mileage week that I have ever run in my life so far. I’m up for the challenge!! 🙂
Now I want to introduce the two sponsors this week: Colleen and Pat! Thanks to them we have another $200 for MS Run the US! Thank you so much for the support! 🙂
Sponsor #1: Colleen Gunther
Colleen has been a regular client of mine over the two years I have worked at Anytime Fitness. We try to meet for a session 1 to 2 times per week depending on both our busy schedules. I have always enjoyed our sessions together and learning more about Colleen’s two boys and hearing all the stories she has about her busy life and schedule. I was worried about finding someone to sponsor my highest mileage training week but Colleen’s generosity eased my stress this winter as I was looking for two sponsors for every week. It is such a great feeling to be able to surround myself daily with such giving people such as Colleen and everyone else who is helped me reach my goal of $10,000 for MS Run the US. She also came to my March charity yoga class and brought two friends along! She never fails to ask how my training and fundraising is going when I see her for training sessions. Thank you so much for your donation Colleen! I hope you know how much I enjoy out training sessions and chatting with you each week!
Sponsor #2: Pat Butler
I met Pat when he became a client of mine during the summer of 2013. I trained him 2 times per week through that summer and into the fall until his knees made it so he had to stop training. Pat has had a hard year or so with needing surgery on both knees because they were pretty much bone on bone and causing him a lot of discomfort. Instead of continuing training he has had to work with a physical therapist to recover from the two surgeries he had only 6 months or so apart from each other. Even though I don’t see Pat regularly at the gym anymore, we have stayed in touch over the past year and a half since we had to stop training together at the gym. We call each other at least once a month or so, and we have gotten together for a glass a red wine and a good chat this past January. We plan to try to do the same thing again soon because we have a lot of catching up to do! Pat has been a great supporter of my fundraising for MS. He donated $100 for my Run-a-Thon in October and another $106 for this weeks sponsorship. He knows a friend who has MS so it is a cause close to his heart. He is also one of the nicest people I know, and I am thankful for his friendship. I unfortunately do not have a picture of Pat to share. Thank you so much for supporting me and helping me meet my fundraising goal Pat! Let’s get together for some wine soon. 🙂
Thank you Pat and Colleen for the support and donating another $200 between the two of you for MS Run the US!
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