Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Goals & Sweet 16...

If you read my very first blog entry...my goal was to run a half marathon every month in 2010; however, finding a half marathon in Texas every month that I was available to run has proved to be quite difficult. Therefore, I have had to amend my goal to complete 10 events in 2010. In 2 1/2 weeks I will complete my 2nd event -the Oklahoma City Memorial HALF marathon. I am not running this event as a current member of Team in Training because we are focused on fundraising for Will's two cycling events this season, but as always, I run in honor of Allie & Georgia and all the other children who have been affected by cancer. But I won't be alone on the course, the Spring TNT team will be there and I'm also running with a friend of mine and this is her FIRST half marathon, so we are in for a good time!

With all that being said about goals...I wanted to share with you a TNT alumni whose goals for 2010 are an inspiration to me & many others. His name is Don Armstrong. He is a "courageous leukemia survivor celebrating his 5th year in remission by running 10 marathons and raising $500,000 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Armstrong is running not only to celebrate his survival and raise money for the cause, but also runs for those who cannot finish their race." I encourage each of you to visit his
website which I also linked on the right sidebar. We, of course, have encouraged all our friends and family to help Will meet his fundraising goal (and thank you for your support!) but I also encourage you to donate $5 to Don's goal and further help the mission of LLS to find a cure for blood cancers! You can also follow Don on Twitter or FB.

And finally, I want to SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS that my niece, Allie, turned 16 today and got her drivers license (I did some editing to the photo for all those seeking to make a fake ID)! She is beautiful inside and out and I pray for her continued good health. She is hoping to run the Dallas White Rock relay or half marathon this year in honor of another high school student from Frisco,
Morgan Watson, who is fighting Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

I am looking forward to reaching my goals and helping Allie meet hers!

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  1. Didi,
    That is wonderful! I love you!
    You are one amazing aunt to me, I love everything that you do and proud to see that you want to stop this terrible diease.

  2. Go for it, Dianna! And YAY for Allie - Happy Sweet 16! :) Love, The Moores