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10/4/10 6:01 P

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Kuddos to all who participated in it this year. I wanted to but just didn't feel I could even make the 3 mile walk now. Ends up I would've missed it anyway due to being sick. I think I heard around 35000 people were there. I bought a long sleeve t-shirt from JCP a couple months ago with the logo. It was an xl but shrunk to a medium or possibly a large. I can't wear it now. Do I keep it for inspiration or give it away? I never wore it...just washed it in cold water.

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What a great day it was for the Race! I think this was the first time in the last 3 years that the day didn't start off hot! It was a beautiful cool day! I do believe there was more people than last year. Jane and I saw a bib # in the 32,000 range!
Can't wait for next year!

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My bib # is 6387. I don't remember when I registered, but it must have been fairly early in the process. I know registration opened in May so I think I did it in June. My packet was waiting for me when I got home from traveling to my dad's funeral on the 5th.

You know, they have a team captain's tent this year. I think I'm going to try to arrange to meet my team there that day. Might see you there!

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Mine is like 16,000 and I got my packet over a month ago!!

Can't wait!

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I am so excited. I am up to $950 in donations before the company match, so I am optimistic I will meet my goal of $2000.

Looks like its just Heather and me this year. We will miss the rest of you, but will have some Monkey-Duck fun for everyone.

Jayne, I would love to think we will see you there, but considering my bib number is 22,212 - its probably a long shot of finding each other. emoticon

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9 more days!

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13 days left until the RACE!!! Who is going to join me and Jane and the monkey-duck team?

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16 MORE DAYS!!! Hope to "run" into you at the Komen!

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Not Including today there is 18 days left until the RACE!!!! Jane & I are signed up who else is going to join us this year? Elizabeth I hope you are feeling better and can join us. Dee what about you, I know you can do it, we won't be walking fast and it is a lot of fun. Kelly you still out there? Anyone else?


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No Problem Jane, you have had quite a full plate lately. Right now I believe it is me, you & Elizabeth. I had seen Kelly the end of August and she said she would sign up but not sure if she is still going to.

Are you just going to sign up for the walk? Do we just want to take one car again this year. I will ask Si tonight if he wants to go or not. He is traveling a lot for work so he might just be getting home and not want to go, I will let you know, but he will not need socks, but can you please get a small set of socks for Ryleigh if possible? Just let me know how much they are.


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Heather - I am so sorry for not signing up yet. I did get my packet in the mail this week - its a special packet for high fundraisers from last year, so I will get myself signed up for our team and get my fundraising stuff in order tonight! Promise. I need to get on the stick so I maintain my status as a top 100 this year.

I am still in and will go get socks this week. How many team members do we have so far?

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9/3/10 12:02 A

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WooHoo! I received my race packet today! 29 days until the race!

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9/1/10 5:53 P

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One month from tomorrow is the RAce for the Cure! Are you ready!

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I hope you get to feeling better soon! Can't wait to see you

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I'll be there. although the thought of walking ANYWHERE right now brings me to tears at the thought of it. really hoping this pneumonia starts to lift soon.

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Happy Monday everyone! 32 Days until the Race for the Cure! Who all is going to make it this year? We need a count so we know how many Monkey-Duck socks to get!
The time will be here before you know it!
Hope to see you all there!

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Hi EVERYONE!! I have been MIA and I am sorry, many things going on. We have just 37 days until the walk, so who is going? I don't know if anyone has signed up under our name or not yet. Below is the link and to sign up under the team search for Monkey-Duck Sparkers!
http://www.komen-houston.org/index.php/r
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then you can just register and put in an amount you would like to try and raise if any that part is totally optional.
I just signed up for the walk because there is entirely too many people to try and run for me plus I have not been training properly for it and I will most likely have my daughter with me.
Please sparkmail me if you have any questions. Look forward to the race! It is always great fun!

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That is awesome Jane. Also, I put our picture up from Last year on our team page. I hope no one minds


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I will get signed up this week. Then I will start finding all the monkey & duck socks I can find. :)

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65 DAYS until the race! We now have our team registered. Look for Monkey-Duck Sparkers! I have set our team goal to raise $2000. I think we raised over that last year so let's beat that if we can. I just signed up for the non-competitive walk because trying to run in that is just too much. It is fun and maybe we can grap a bite afterwards. I will try to stay on my feet when we are done I promise... :)


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I'm a definite!

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Let me know how many pairs of monkey & duck socks we will need for everyone.

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Love the name! Hope to see y'all out there!

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Go Monkey-Ducks!!!

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The vote is in! After much discussion about not being called the Princess's, Ryleigh like the Monkey-Ducks better, so that is what our team will be.
I will get it registered this weekend so we can start getting our team built!


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well I will ask again tonight. I asked her then we got off an entirely different subject. I will post tomorrow.

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What did Ryleigh decide?!

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Ok that sounds like a plan and I will let you know as soon as she is awake!

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Sounds like a really good idea! I'll be excited to hear what she chooses!

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Heather - let Ryleigh choose. Whatever she chooses will be the name, either Frog-dogs or Monkey-ducks.

Fair??

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I really like both the frog-dogs and the monkey-ducks. Wish I had a preference but I TRULY don't :( Maybe we'll decide over sushi tomorrow!

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Well we are down to about 77 days left until the race! HELP me chose our name so I can get the team registered!

What a great day it will be!

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Ok so what should our name be? whatever animals sparkers?

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Rockin!! I love both ideas so either one works for me... just as long as I get to wear lovely, silly socks I'm in :)

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We can either be the "frog-dogs" or the "monkey-ducks", I can get enough socks for either team.

I love the idea and I don't care which way we go. We can even have shirts made with the team name.

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No I love the idea! I liked the doggie-frog or froggie-dog socks she had though. I am a dog and frog lover though! :) That is a great idea!

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I really like the idea of using Jane's running socks as inspiration... the monkey ducks.... or duck monkeys. I would imagine I'll be outvoted on that one though :)

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Only 108 days until the Race, it is time to get the team formed and start raising money for a good cause.
I would like some ideas for team names. Last year we were Spark Houston, so I didn't know if we should do the same name or if anyone else had a good name. I thought of Sparkies but didn't know if that was too silly.

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No you do not have to raise any amount. I think it is $30 to sign up and I will create the team next week when I get paid.

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Jane, that's amazing that you managed to be in the top 150 last year! Not sure how much I'll be able to raise but I'm excited about participating. Does each member have to raise a certain amount to walk? This will be my first time, so I'd love to know some details!!

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We have about 3 1/2 months until the Race for the Cure walk and I am already trying to recruit people and let them know they will need to support me. Jane was one of the top 150 fundraisers last year and invited me to the reception with her last month at the Rose. A non-profit facility for treatments and annual test. Our goal was to pass our amount last year! I know we can do it! We are not even going to attempt to run, just way too many people, but we can walk and have a blast!

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With my new meds, my muscles get really weak now. I'm fatigued after a mile or less. It's so disappointing to have sunk this low after what I'd accomplished before. Hopefully by the time this rolls around things will have stabilised because I'd love to join you like last year! That was so much fun, especially watching Kim dance hehe! I'll keep you all posted!

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I used C25K when I first started running. I got about halfway through it and then discovered the Galloway run/walk method and transitioned over to that. Both programs are good.

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It is hard to transition from treadmill to free running mostly because of the pacing issue. Its much harder to maintain a reasonable pace when you aren't on the treadmill and haven't been running for a long time. I didn't do couch to 5K, but I used the same playlist for a long time both on the treadmill and on the street and used the music to help me learn to pace myself on the street.

Running outside is harder at first, but it becomes much easier and more enjoyable than the treadmill if you stick with it.

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Thanks, I will definitely do that. I'm having a rough time switching from treadmill to the streets and I think the C25K may be the way to go! Anyone else done the C25K program with success?!

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Elizabeth, if you are looking for a training plan for a 5K, the couch to 5K program is good and will help you get ready to run a 5K in a reasonable amount of time. You can google couch to 5K and download the plan.

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Jane, thanks for the info on the Monster 5K- that does look like a good one :) Especially since it's in a circle on FLAT ground!! Count me in!

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The one sounds like fun Jane. But...I'm not a runner and never will be. I don't see that it's a walk too...although I guess they wouldn't say much about it.

I'm going to wait to register for the Race for the Cure. I just don't know what's happening day in and day out. I'll decide as the time gets closer.

Dee -- Are you doing it this year?

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Elizabeth, this could be a fun one to plan for. You would have 187 days from today to get ready!! Actually, I think this could be a really fun event to do. I am thinking of doing the 10K. If anyone is up for doing the 5K or the 10K, let me know.

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That sounds great! I'll definitely still participate but would love the help in finding another race that might not be so intimidating :)

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I did this one last year as my first 5K, and although there were ALOT of people there, I was still able to run/walk it. Admittedly, I did run slow, but I'm a slow runner anyway, so it was no big deal for me. I did the non-competitive run, and my goal was to finish, not to "win" anything. It is do-able as your first 5K; you just have to prepare yourself for the fact that a lot of people will be there.

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I am an official Pink Pledge Pals member because of what I raised last year (I just got an email), so I guess I better put this one on my calendar.

Elizabeth, I would advise against making this your first attempt at running a 5K. The sheer number of people makes it really challenging to do it as a goal run. Heather & I tried last year and it was nearly impossible to run with so many people out there.

If you want to plan to do a 5K later in the year, we can help you find a local race that isn't as crazy.

This is a great cause and a great event though, so if you are up for walking with us, we would love to have you on our team.

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I would LOVE to make this my first 5K!! Especially since I have a good friend who is currently fighting breast cancer. HOPEFULLY I'll be ready to run the whole thing at a slow pace but if not, I would be PROUD to run/ walk with the Katy Sparkers if you'll have me!

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I'm planning on starting up a team in my office again this year.

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Hi everyone!!! That time again to RACE FOR THE CURE! It is October 2nd this year! I will again be creating a Spark Houston Team. Who would like to join me?

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