One day to go…

Hi there,

One might perceive the lack of updates as a time of lethargy and leisure. Do not be fooled. Andy and I are super busy. Between getting in two 8+ mile runs a week plus 2 shorter ones, longer ones on the weekends, planning and coordinating for the benefit show (see below for what all our hard work’s done), stints in Austin at SXSW, eBay projects at work, healing injuries and house hunting–it’s been quite a month!

The cool news: Check out the Boston Phoenix for our event in the 8 Days a Week (best upcoming events) and a tiny blurb on top of page 12 today in the Boston Metro. We also had an article last Friday in the Boston Globe (He’s Rocking and Running for a Cause–in which I was strategically cropped out, but I understand the journalistic integrity of not diluting the story w/ my picture 🙂 ).

Tomorrow is going to be awesome. Andy and I worked our butts off. Almost literally. We followed up with numerous media people and donors to the point of the most sincere and kindest harassment. Thank you!

This event is huge for Andy and I. The support of the community and friends and family is amazing. We’re truly excited about goal of raising $4K tomorrow. We think it’s possible. We have a great list of prizes and an awesome line up of musicians.

I’m particularly excited because Jack Fultz (the 1976 Boston Marathon champ and our coach) bought tickets to our event today! We’ll have two awesome athletes at our show (Lyndon Byers (LB) from the Bruins will also be making an appearance).  It’s surly to be a night to “rock your socks off”–lame, so what?

It’s less than 4 weeks to the marathon. Andy and I are almost at our $10K goal. I”m about $700 shy of my $5K goal. The benefit show is sure to make meeting that goal a reality.

Again, one final thanks to all our sponsors and a special thanks to: PUMA(‘s been super cool), Sam Adams (HOOKED us up) and Lauren and her mom for pulling together gift baskets!

thanks!

If you can’t make it, we’ll let you know how it goes.

Jen

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WBCN’s Boston Emissions with Anngelle was awesome to have us on Sunday night. We chatted about the benefit, the cause and all the great prizes!

Look for a column on Saturday in the Boston Globe. We had a mini-photo shoot last Saturday while we were on our 18 mile run. The article should be in the music/arts section 🙂

If you happen to browse through the Improper Bostonian this week you’ll find our Rock N’ Run Benefit in the calendar listing.

We’re pumped for the event–we need your support make it a success! Check out the Rockin’ Tab on the top of the page for more details about the event.

That’s it for now.

Dellaria Salons

More prize additions! Dellaria Salons is donating a free cut and style in Kenmore. If you win, ask for Albert. He’s my true hair soulmate.

PUMA ROCKS

Puma will be part of the Rock N’ Run Event–AWESOME.

They are donating two pairs of kick-ass shoes to Andy and me and TWO pairs as prizes.

Thanks Paul 🙂

Thanks Chante!

This was a very nice email to get.  A friend of the band “Build a Machine”, who’s playing the benefit show, contacted us out of the blue and offered to help us with our benefit event and fundraising.

She has offered to head around to local businesses and ask them if they’d like to donate products, services, or gift certificates to the events prizes.  She’s also offered to post a note at work asking her co-workers to donate to our cause.

It’s nice to know there are so many good people out there willing to help.

Thanks Chante!

A cool 16

Andy and I ran 16 miles on Saturday! It was a trying run through the hills on the marathon course. Heartbreak hill sure feels bad at mile 11. Can’t wait to see how it feels at mile 20. We did the run at our usual pace–10 minute miles. Which, I think in this case is pretty good. By the end of the run, we were praying for downhills and gatorade.

Andy did an awesome job 🙂 Next weekend we do 18.

That’s it for now. Back to work and watching the dying blizzard outside.

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.