Longest run yet

It’s been a while since I’ve written but just wanted to say thanks to all of our donors so far. We still have a long way to go and it’s only 8 weeks until the marathon.

Jen and I did a 14 mile run through the streets of Waltham and Lincoln this past Saturday morning. It was our longest run yet, and should get us well on our way to upcoming 16, 18, and (gasp!) 20 mile runs as we get closer to the big day.

I’ve discovered that during the first 25% of a run (regardless of distance) I feel the worst and I psych myself out the most. I come up with a lot of excuses for why I’m going to do a shorter one. My big excuse is that I’m getting older and that I should be doing everything gradually. Both Jen and I slacked during our vacation and Jen had her hamstring issue, so we didn’t stick to our schedule as usual. I used that as a BIG excuse this past Saturday, saying I was only going to do 10 or 11 miles. After the 2nd water stop, I stopped complaining and I felt a lot better.

We have the benefit event coming up 4 weeks from Friday and we’ll be starting to aggressively promote it this week to make sure all our friends, family, colleagues, and anyone else interested in helping fight cancer know about a really fun night.

We’ve got the Fender Strat guitar at our apartment and it’s VERY sweet. Can’t wait to give that thing away to someone at the show.

All for now. On tap for tonight: 5-7 miles.

Cheers,
Andy

p.s. It’s very nice of Boston Sports Club and Healthpoint to let us use the upstairs area and bathrooms before our group runs, but they should learn from the example of the other clubs we meet for group runs and NOT charge us $10 to use their facilities and showers for one morning.

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We secured some pretty sweet items for our

New England Spirits just got on board!!

The prize list continues to grow, and currently includes a new Fender Stratocaster donated by Guitar Center Boston, a three month gym membership to Fitcorp, gift certificates to Cambridge Common Restaurant/Lizard Lounge and Christopher’s Restaurant/Toad, two one-hour tattoo sessions by Pino Brothers Tattoo, a $100 gift certificate to Toegoz (flip flops & more), and a free 3 month membership to Fitcorp!

Chadwick Martin Bailey (my company)

will sponsor our Rock N’ Run Benefit Event 🙂

It is making it possible for us to have our fantastic room at Oliver’s Nightclub at the Cask n’ Flagon!

THANKS!

Welcome Facebookers!

I just out a bunch of invitations to a group on Facebook to support my fundraising goal.  Hey guys!

A quick training update:  I’m fairly back on track and I don’t have many band shows until the marathon, so I should be able to get back into the full swing of things.  Jen and I are headed to Florida tomorrow morning but we’re going to keep training while we’re down there.  Running in high 70’s weather should make it a little easier.

Fundraising:  I’m making progress but I have a long way to go.  We’re planning a benefit event & show for late March.  Stay tuned.

Cheers,
Andy

Will Andy’s MP3 of the week help the benefit show?

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We secured our first big donation for the Benefit!

Guitar Center Boston is donating an electric guitar!

YES! George Rendulic, manager at the Boston location, ROCKS.

Thanks!

Hammy Hurts

I’m not 100% sure what’s going on with my hammy–but it’s mad at me. It’s been tight the past few weeks and I slacked on stretching. Now it’s achy!

We were supposed to do the nine mile Cross Roads run tonight but the math doesn’t look good.

Tight Hammy + Freezing Cold + Hills = TROUBLE.

We’ll be running on the treadmill…for eight miles…maybe we can find a good TV movie.

What’s exciting? FUNDRAISING. Our planning for the benefit event is well underway! We’re looking for corporate sponsors and donations!

Please let us know if you can think of anything. Thanks!