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saving lives! my first 1/2 martathon my 50th birthday present to me!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

San Jose Rock & Roll Marathon here we come!!!
Racing to save lives-my Team in Training page!
Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.


Checks can be mailed to
Cary Twight TNT
60 Garden CT #300
Monterey, CA 93940

7/24/11 Another milestone!! Today we walked 8 miles!! The furthest I had ever gone was 6 miles so I am beyond stoked and proud!! we hiked up on Coyote Creek Trail and Vickie and I were excited, that lasted right up until it started to get dark. There are no lights out there and we thought we would be done before that!! Pepe Le Pew was as startled to see us as we were to see him!!! Thank goodness HE ran the other way, but I thought Vickie might have a stroke!! HAHA we did 8 miles in 2 hours and 23 min for just over a 17 minute mile average.. OMGOSH I am sooo happy!!!! I have a couple blisters and a pulled calf (slight pull) but man I'm happy! this week is 10 miles. HERE WE COME!!

7/20/11 Today I did something I never thought I could do, STAIRS!!!! yes I did a modified stairs (2/3 of the way to the top instead of all the way) and it was 2 big rounds of the stadium at the track) but I DID IT!!! I was sooo excited, I may conquer those stairs yet!! This weekend we do 8 miles and I'm pretty nervous. That will be the most I have ever done so I'm nervous and excited at the same time. My fundraising is going so slow so please if you can donate a little something, something to help this great cause!

I have started my training and this week and I broke the 20 min Mile, we (my sister in law and I) actually did a 16.25 minute mile!! I was so excited and proud!! We did 4 miles at lovers point in Pacific Grove, a GORGEOUS place and I was happy to really do well. this week we are doing SIX miles!! I am looking forward to the challenge! I chose the SJ R&R because this is my first one and it is flat! and there is lots of music to motivate me to get going!! It's also near my home so that really helps! There will be other members of TNT doing this race so I will not be alone, not that I ever am, TNT is with me every step of the way, training, guiding, and just being there when I freak out!! If you ever wanted to do a marathon this is the way to go! I'll be 50 in December and it was on my list to do. Now, I get to check that off AND help a great cause!! Please donate what you can!!!

I'm training to participate in an endurance event called the "San Jose Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon" as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of my Uncle Mack pictured above and all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

Checks can be mailed to
Cary Twight TNT
60 Garden CT #300
Monterey, CA 93940

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!
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  • MOM4407BECKY
    Wow what a great blog. Keep updating me on your training. Tell me more about the race and your goals. It sounds wonderful. I am with you girl. I turn 50 Aug 2. So listen to me cheer you on.

    Your TOPS friend
    2496 days ago
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