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Spark Rally with the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life...woo hoo!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

We finished our SparkRally at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life today...for 24 hours our SparkTeam (6 members participated, and what a SIX! :-) One SparkPeople member even joined in from outside our Binghamton area!) had someone on the track...I and two others were there for the WHOLE 24 hours. I came home at 2 pm today and crashed until 9...will head to bed again shortly. My wife woke me around 9 to stay up a bit so I wouldn't wake up in the middle of the night...but you know what? I probably would've slept right through until the! Don't know WHEN I slept so SOUNDLY!

I'm so glad we DID it and MADE IT HAPPEN! Melissa said that we were in tenth place (out of 90+ teams!) for laps totaled during the Relay...which, considering the small size of our Team and our missed laps due to starting late with the scanner (we weren't informed of this tracking method until hours after the Relay began), I think is AWESOME!

I am SO PROUD of our SparkTeam, The Binghamton Area Losers! A big WOO HOO for ALL OF US! We had a photographer from our local paper take a picture of us...hamming it up for the Luau theme this year:

As my pc is in the repair shop, too tired to bother to hook my camera up to my wife's pc...will add pics to this blog sometime soon! Stay tuned! :-)

Unfortunately I picked up a blister between my big toe and the ball of my foot late into the Relay. I had changed into longer socks for a nap during the chilly night and didn't catch a teensy wrinkle down in this area when I hit the track again. I was bummed over having to limit myself down the home stretch...will probably have to avoid a walking workout for a day. But then, perhaps that will push me to get out on my bike tomorrow...! Hope it's a decent day of weather...!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I agree with Steph, you probably did the most laps. I can't imagine going several hours of laps without having them count! I admire how far you have come and your optimistic spirit that you put into action! It's people like you doing the relay that will lead to advances in cancer, thank you!
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STEPHLOKI 6/22/2009 5:50AM

    Well done Don & Team! You sounds like you would have even won if you had known about the scanner earlier!!!!
Now make sure you also rest abit. don`t overdo it on the bike.
Remember getting the same problem with blisters during the last Halfmarathon I did. the socks I wore were a bit worn out and then halfway through they decided to crumble, so i know how you feel.


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THANIA1 6/21/2009 6:12AM

  So wonderful to see friendship and group forming towards noble cause.

Enjoy your victory blisters, is part of the game..

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ZELLAZM 6/21/2009 5:40AM

    Great photo! Big POTB to you and the team...will be looking forward to hearing more when you've had a chance to rest!

Happy Dad's Day, too!

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KAYAKID 6/21/2009 12:26AM

You deserve a nice rest tomorrow for all you hard work!!!! Super job! Way to spread the Spark and show what we are capable of........ thanks for what you did!! the American Cancer Society is thankful for what you did also


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OUTDOORGIRL71 6/20/2009 11:40PM

    emoticon to all of you for a great cause. Get a good night sleep Don.

God Bless

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RENA1965 6/20/2009 11:23PM

    Congratulations! Hope your blister heals fast.

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