Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Cru

Yesterday would have been Cru's first birthday. I don't really have much to add besides his story is one that often saddens me and still doesn't make sense. It's really too bad that this blog even exists. As I said before, I intend to run for Cru and SMA again this fall. I am also still considering having other runners join the effort in any half or full marathon. Let me know if you are interested in joining the effort. One person did express her interest a few months ago, which was awesome. I'll be getting in touch with FSMA very soon to see what kind of support they would be able to give me and/or my possible team of runners. I'd like to continue doing everything I can to try to fight SMA and help find a cure so no one has to go through what Ken, Michelle, Cru and their families went through and still go through on a daily basis.

For those of you new to the blog, here are a few posts to help you understand the background.

The first post:

Pictures of Cru:

Sad News:

We miss you Cru.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Last Week Recap

Nothing too exciting going on here besides my mileage getting up to 37.7 miles last week. It looks like this week will be the first time I hit 40 since September - weather, health, family and work permitting, of course. I was able to hit 150 for the month of March, which was a huge step for me. Obviously those of you that follow the blog and/or my life, know that January and February were pretty busy months. And the weather wasn't exactly overly cooperative. From December 27th to January 24th, I ran 84.74 miles. I did not run at all from the 25th thru the 31st of January. I logged 83.95 miles in February. So, we're definitely headed in the right direction. I don't have monthly mileage goals, but do have weekly goals set thru the week ending June 7th. It'll be interesting to see what I can crank it up to before then.

Here are a couple of the official Shamrock Shuffle photos from last week: