Thursday, March 18, 2010

Three Things Thursday

It's still Thursday for a couple more hours...

1. Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated to my fundraising efforts for Kids With Cancer. I've added a link on the right sidebar for those that requested it. Fundraising (and the giveaway!) will continue until the race on May 2nd. Special thanks to Kenny, Amanda, Heather, Lindsay, Marcia, Anne, Morgan, Kathleen, Beth, Patricia, Mark, Alicia and everyone else who has expressed interest.


2. Please send some good thoughts over to Marky Mark who had surgery today to treat prostate cancer. Our upcoming race Harry's Spring Run-Off supports this cause and Mark is fundraising here. (Fellow run blogger Yumke is also fundraising here.)


3. On the weekend I picked up my very first pair of Nike Tempo Track Shorts (in hot pink) when I spotted them on clearance at The Running Room. Aron has raved about them so much that I had to give them a try. I wore them for the first time tonight (gorgeous early spring weather!) and I am definitely a fan. I'm going to be needing a few more pairs for sure. Appropriately, I was able to test them out on a tempo run. The tempo portion was only 3K so I pushed hard for a 4:34/KM (7:21/mi) average. It was quite the workout, but it felt great.


Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!


Thanks to everyone who voted for my sister in the John Frieda hair contest. With your help she secured a spot in the top 5 and has moved on to the final round for a chance to win $1000!

23 comments:

X-Country2 said...

That Aron almost talked me into some Nike Tempo shorts too, and I've never even met her. Dang peer pressure.

MCM Mama said...

I'm so jealous of you girls who can wear shorts that short! I get major chub rub if my shorts don't have at least a 5 inch inseam.

Rio said...

Keep us posted on your sister's progress on the contest! Happy Friday!

Aneta said...

cool shorts!!!! it was hot out there today. a bit windy, but verrrryyyyy nice!!!

Meg said...

Great shorts, what are the little circles for? Congrats to your sister and nice news on the fundraising!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Go sis in the final round!;-)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awesome news about your sis, and great job on the fundraising so far! I totally will!!!

ajh said...

Will we vote again for your sister? Glad she moved on!

lindsay said...

i love the tempo shorts - mostly for the fun colors they come in! :)

hurry up april 1st so we can find out if your sister won! (and where my cut of the winnings are) ;) jk jk.

J said...

I love the tempo shorts too but sometimes they do feel funny on me. Its like my hips and butt dont fit quite right into them! lol Hope you have a great weekend!

Laura said...

(sigh)....maybe now that I have lost some weight these kind of shorts will actually work for me...usually I get the one-leg-rides-up-syndrome and I am pulling at them for the whole run.

Staci Dombroski said...

That is awesome about your sister! I hope she wins :-)

trialsoftraining said...

another Nike item to add to my wish-list!! :) fun! haha

I'm happy to help with the cuase, I think it's SO great that you're getting involved :)

keep us posted on the contest!! GO APRIL!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am soooo far behind, work has been CRAZY!! You are fundraising.. YIPPEE!! Will check it out and GIVE ASAP.

Tempo shorts and I do not get along, thighs rubbing do not like the fabric. They are too cute for a 5K but much longer and no go!

Happy Weekend buddy

Anne said...

Where's the picture of the shorts :) ...I am looking forward to running in shorts...you have no idea!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

heheh well now it is friday!! so happy friday!!

hooray for new shorts. any short that is a "tempo" short must be awesome :) i looooooooove nike stuff.

have a great weekend!

aron said...

yayyyyyy welcome to the tempo shorts club!!! they are the BEST <3 but beware they are addicting and they wont stop coming out with colors!!!!

i dont really like them for the track (they are ok) but everything else they are the bessssst.

aron said...

ps we were talking about you last night and your half marathon and how awesome you are and how hard you have worked :)

i also was telling marci that when my half marathon PR was a 1:48 i ran a 3:44 marathon. just saying.

Denise said...

i love my nike shorts!!! they don't ride up or anything. very comfty!

destination262 said...

Yay for your new tempo shorts. And pink - that makes me smile! :) Glad they rocked, I haven't really gotten to wear mine outside yet since the weather is still iffy. I am going to donate right now, thanks for the reminder. :)

Happy Friday!

Toni said...

I just bought some Nike shorts, I can't wait to try them out.
Great job on the tempo run!

Marky Mark said...

Thanks for the shout out-it went well and I'm already home and considering a walk in the flurries!

runnernic.com said...

I just got a pair of pink nike tempo shorts as an early birthday gift! I LOVE nike tempos!