Monthly Archives: August 2010

>Ryders Eyewear Review

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I was sent a pair of Ryders sunglasses several months ago to review.  I have worn them a lot in everyday situations….driving, sitting by the pool, yard work etc.  But I haven’t been able to really test them out in the way they were intended…running, biking, etc.  Way back when I used to run (circa June/July) before the nasty little injuries began to plague me, I ran mostly in the morning before the sun was up or on the trail.  Both of which conditions do not require sunglasses and would not be conducive to staying upright while running.  But I finally got to wear them on one of my last runs recently in NYC/Central Park.  Ah the sweet memories of that run!!!!!
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These glasses are super light weight and bendy…..but bendy in a good way, as in flexible enough to not squeeze your head to death, perfect for those with huge heads like my husband (did I say that out loud?!).  I relented and let him wear them briefly and he thought they were comfortable on his rather large melon.  They also stay put while pounding down the road.  No bouncing or jostling at all!!!!  Even after sweating like a horse, they don’t slip and slide
Now that I have been riding a bike, I have been able to test them out twice while riding, and they performed well in this situation as well.  They did not interfere with my helmet at all, did not block my peripheral vision in any way, and I’m pretty sure they protected my eyeballs from a few kamikaze bugs.  They block out the sun wonderfully, my eyes felt completely shielded, which is important for eye health (BAD UV rays!!!!)  Speaking of which, they block 100% UVA/UVB rays, and this particular pair that I test are polarized which helps reduce glare.  I don’t really see any downside to these glasses at all.  They are grrrrreat!!!!  Two Thumbs Up!

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Ryders has several different styles and lens options to choose from.  They have a line that looks more fashionista-ish , but still functional.  There are some that have interchangeable lenses that I am very interested in as I run/bike in different types of places (i.e. trail running in the woods requires a clearish lens rather than the dark lenses).  I can’t remember the name of the style I am wearing, and I can’t seem to locate it on their website…discontinued maybe???  Too bad if they are, I really like this style. 
And as an added bonus, I was sent a second pair that will be used as one of the awards for the 10×10 J4JS Virtual Race.  So you could be the next lucky wearer of the ultra fab glasses.  In the meantime, go check out Ryders here and shop around, you won’t be disappointed if you buy a pair….trust me!!!!!

>Name That Bike…and a CSN GIVEAWAY

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I mentioned Thursday that a fellow blogger, Big Daddy Diesel, reminded me of the fact that I MUST name my bike….its a rite of passage after all!!!! But I am coming up with blanks. I need your help…..help me name my bike!!!
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It has also been FOREVAAA since I had a GIVEAWAY. I was contacted by CSN about hosting a giveaway a while back….I said HECK YEAH!!! So I thought I would tie this GIVEAWAY in with the “naming of the bike” contest just for fun.
In case you haven’t heard of CSN, its an AWESOME website where you can buy just about anything from dutch ovens to dumb bells. There is literally something for everyone there, with over 200 stores to shop from. I especially like the sporting goods store. They have so graciously offered a $40 gift certificate to the winner of this giveaway.

Here are the rules:

LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH

Mandatory

~become a follower or comment that you already are AND visit CSN here and let me know what you would use your gift certificate to buy. (1 entry for both tasks)

Optional

~what would you name my bike, be as catchy and clever and you can be (1 entry)
~post a link to this giveaway on your blog, twitter, or facebook (1 entry for each time you mention this giveaway)
Pretty simple this time. Please note thought that there may be international shipping charges for winners outside of the United States, but it is open to everyone!!! That is all…..good luck!!!!
The giveaway will run until Saturday Sept 4 and winner will be chosen via Random.org on Sunday Sept 5. Good luck, now go get creative with bike names!

>Learning Lessons One at a Time

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Hubs and I went out for a bike ride today.  I chose the route today.  We went to the Kings Mountain National Military Park partly because I knew the traffic is pretty light out there, the speed limit is 35, and I thought it was a fairly straight and flat road….my memory failed me on that one!  I am humbled, yet again, by this new sport that I jumped head first into.  I am learning something new each time we go out.  Here is what I learned today:
  • I am no where near confident enough to wear spandex shorts without something covering them (great excuse to still wear a running skirt!)
  • Padded bike shorts really do make a difference……believe the hype!
  • Snot rocks are much easier to blow while running than zooming down a hill on a bike (must remember to take Zyrtec before riding to avoid need to snot rocket)
  • When riding in a car, you really don’t appreciate grade and elevation
  • Shifting gears too early before climbing a hill will totally kill your momentum
  • I wish I had clipless pedals to keep my feet from jumping off the pedals because my shifting is less than smooth
  • The most demoralizing thing to do is dismount your bike and walk it up a hill because walking is faster than pedaling. 
  • Sweat drips into your eyes at an amazing speed once you stop rolling. 
  • Dogs really will chase you when you are riding, and even a chihuahua chasing you while on a bike is scary. 
  • Downhills are fun until you realize you have to climb back up that hill. 
  • I’m learning why this is a crazy addictive sport. 
 
Pre-ride, rockin the RunningSkirt to hide my bike shorts
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This doesn’t appear steep does it…..but it really is, looks can be deceiving!

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>Thumbs Up! Thursday

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Hello all my bloggy peeps!!! Happy Thursday, and welcome to Thumbs Up! Thursday where I blog about all the awesomeness going on in my world and the world around me. Thanks for joining us!
I am so happy that I am getting a pretty good response for the 10×10 J4JS Virtual Race. If somehow you’ve missed my annoyingly repetitive begging previous posts about it, check it out here. It makes me so happy when people tell me how excited they are about the race. Hopefully we can keep the excitement up and build on it. Thumbs Up! to each and every one of you who have joined and are spreading the word! You are my little 10×10 army!
I’m still riding (literally) the high of my new bike purchase. I have been daydreaming of riding, trying to map out routes in my mind, and trying to think of a name for my bike. Big Daddy Diesel reminded me of the fact that naming your bike is a rite of passage for bikers. I am coming up with blanks though. I may hold a “name that bike” contest/giveaway. Be on the look out! Thumbs Up! to new adventures!!!
HUGE Thumbs Up! to the early signs of the impending end of Summer!!! I know we are still due some HOT days before Summer finally ends, but we are starting to see chinks in the armor of this relentlessly hot Summer. We have had some pretty mild days lately and it already has me itching to pull out my Winter clothes…..I LOVE Fall and Winter!!!! Is it just me, or has this Summer been a particularly miserable one????

Thumbs Up! Requests:

  • SueMac @ SueMacontheRun writes ~ I started running again…. HUGE Thumbs Up! for me! Have a great day!!! Awesome Sue, can’t wait until I can utter those words again!
  • This really wasn’t a request, but definitely a Thumbs Up! worthy comment!!! Tressa @ TrackCoach&HisAdorableWife writes ~ We just got a good report for Peyton. His vocabulary is actually bigger than they/we thought, if you can get him to talk to you it is amazing what he can say! Thumbs Up! Peyton!!! Yes it is amazing what our kids can do! Haley surprises me everyday!
  • Go check out Erin’s @ FromFattoFab’s Virtual 5K for the Boobies, benefiting Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure. I probably won’t be able to actually run it, but I’m donating anyway….so should you!

Giveaways:

Races/Race Reports

So that’s it kids for this week’s installment of Thumbs Up! Thursday. So what is going on in your life that deserves a Thumbs Up!? If you have a Thumbs Up! request, want me to link a giveaway, race report, any random bits of information, please leave me a comment. Have a wonderful Thursday, Thumbs Up! to you all!

>Your Weekly 10×10 Virtual Race Reminder

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I know, I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but get used to it LOL…….If you haven’t done so and would like to join the 10×10 J4JS Virtual Race, please keep reading. I need your name, age, email, blog address (if you have one), and optional donation. I have gotten lots of comments from people saying they want to join but they didn’t leave their info. So just to make sure I have everyone, here is a list of those who I have all needed info for.  If I have somehow overlooked your email or comment please let me know:
  • Ann (solesisters)
  • Laurie (MisadventuresofJoggingStollerMom)
  • Keisha (FitnessJunkie)
  • Rae (5KRae)
  • Amy (fromBBC)
  • Lindsay and Jamar (70.3orBust)
  • Jesse(TrackCoach)
  • Tressa (AdorableWife)
  • Kayte (LongLegsontheLoose)
  • Ashley(AdventuresofRunningMom)
  • Darlene (MyFirst5K)
  • Erica and Nathan
  • Erin (FromfattoFab)
  • Robyn (WannaBeWriterandRunner)
  • Heidi and Andy
These are the people who I “think” want to join but don’t have info for. I know some of you are waiting to see about schedules/injuries so just let me know when you decide, I will leave you on the “wait and see” list in the meantime:
  • TMB (RacingwithBabes)
  • MCM mama
  • Kovas (MidwestMultisport) (wait and see)
  • Kim (somwhereinthesun) (wait and see)
  • Courtney (ICanDoThis)
  • Jogger Blogger
  • Cynthia OH (BallsintheAir) (you said you emailed, but I never got it??)
  • RunningFromtheLaw (I didnt have your name or age)
So here is a recap of the details, please leave a comment if you have questions or want to join!!!!  Tressa and Jesse at TrackCoachandAdorableWife had a great idea….they are getting a group together to run the race with them….and with that they are in the lead for the most referrals award, so maybe you all should get your own little groups together and run your race!!!
The 10×10 J4JS Virtual Race is a part of the Joubert Syndrome Foundation 10×10 Campaign. She {this} for more details on the 10×10 campaign. The basic idea is that I ask 10 people to ask 10 people to ask 10 people….and on, and on…..to donate $10 to the JSF. This has been a year long campaign ending on 10/10/10. So spreading the word is VERY important to this campaign….and there will be an incentive for you to spread the word also….keep reading!
  • Race Date: You can choose any day between October 1st and October 10th (although I’m hoping for races on 10/10/10 to stick with the theme). You have 10 days to run your race because I know everyone’s schedules are not the same. But please only “race” on one day. Please don’t race on several different days that week and choose your best time 🙂
  • Distance: 10K run or 5K run/walk . For those unfamiliar with how a “virtual race” works, its simple. You choose your course, run it while timing yourself, and report your time back to the virtual race director (me). Easy peasy!
  • How to sign up. Email me at jogforjoubertsyndrome@yahoo.com. Give me your name, age, email address, and blog address (if you have one) which I will plug into a spreadsheet.
  • Entry fee: I am asking for donations of $10 to the Joubert Syndrome Foundation, but it is NOT mandatory. You can make donations {here} on our Facebook page. This is the easiest way for me to track donations, but if you would like to donate a different way please email me. If you want to donate more…by all means donate all you want!!! Raising money is my main goal, but raising awareness is important too. I want as many people to participate as possible even if all you can/want to do is run the race and spread the word without a donation. And don’t worry, I won’t single out those who do or do not donate in the race results!
  • Results: once you have run your race, email me with your results. Those result will be plugged into aforementioned spreadsheet. Once I get everyone’s times, I will post results along with your blog link and, if you feel so inclined, your race report.
  • How to spread the word: Post about it on your blogs, pick up the race button below and post it on your blog. Ask your recruits to mention your name in their comments/emails when they sign up so I make sure to give you credit. Again, there will be an award given to the person with most recruits.

  • Awards: The most important part!!! So far the prize closet has items from the following companies: Zensah, iRUNLIKEAGIRL, Gu, Keen, Ryders, and Running Chics. I’m constantly searching for more product so the list will hopefully be growing. The age groups will depend on the number of entries received in each age group. Prizes will only be awarded for the 5K participants, but you walkers have a chance at winning something also. An award will be given for the participant who brings in the most recruits, this is where spreading the word is important to you.
    Disclaimer: rules are subject to change, please check back here often for updates. If you would like to receive emails about race updates and/or changes please contact me at jogforjoubertsyndrome@yahoo.com.

>Hips Don’t Lie

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I went to see a physical therapist today about my jacked up legs.  I wish I had gone here to begin with instead of the orthopedist.  The orthopedist basically gave me a diagnosis and sent me on my way with a couple of stretches to do.  The PT today did a very thorough exam of how I stood, walked, moved, how my custom orthotics impacted my posture, moved my legs all which ways to see what I could and couldn’t do. 
So what does Shakira have to do with this post (other than I wish I had those hips!)?????  Well, apparently your hips are a big part of your running foundation, if they are in bad shape, then your legs will suffer…..duh!!!!!  If I am understanding him correctly, my problems are stemming primarily from my hips.  He said my hips are misaligned…….and they are telling on me….big time!!!!!  The PT just chuckled, and said “wow, your legs are a mess!”  When I stand on my left leg my hips don’t move, but when I stand on my right leg that whole hip collapses.  This has caused extreme tightness, and some weakness in my right hamstring, but the pain initially manifested itself in the left leg because it is having to compensate for the right hamstring tightness/weakness.  Over time the right leg developed pain because the tightened muscle caused the IT band to flare up.  
I have long forgotten all I learned about muscles and bone anatomy from nursing school.  I wish I could spout out all the muscles and structures he named as culprits.  It was much more than hamstrings, quads, etc.  Some of those little bitty muscles, the ones us runners don’t use a whole lot, are weak.  He did a lot of stretching and pulling on my right leg, (ahhhh, that felt good!!!!) I did a couple sets of some strengthening exercises, and then got a little treatment with the TENS unit and some ice (love me some electroshock therapy!)  He sent me home with some thera-bands and a whole slew of exercises to do daily.  He wants to see me back weekly for a while to see how I’m doing, readjust my routine if needed, and do some more alignment work. 
He seemed positive about my prognosis because I have no pain with touch, pain only with activity.  This is a self-limiting injury, meaning use pain as a guide.  If I have pain while running, don’t run.  He felt like biking and swimming would be good alternatives to keep my cardio up and shouldn’t aggravate the pain.  Gait analysis might be explored later on, he is pretty sure I have some bad running biomechanics that could be exacerbating the pain.  I know my gait is crazy short, especially for as long as my legs are, and he said that is probably because my hammies are so tight it won’t allow for full extension while running.  But there is no point in analyzing my gait while my legs are a hot mess. 
I fully admit that I am a slacker when it comes to physical therapy.  I have had PT a couple of times for shoulder and back issues.  The exercises seem so pointless while you are doing because….well, they don’t feel like real exercise.  My intelligent side knows that these exercises are strengthening the whimpy little muscles that are causing my pain, but my in dumb jock mind, if I’m not sweating and working hard then its just not worth it.  But I know if I want to return to running and return healthy then I have to try my hardest to stick to these exercises no matter how dumb they feel.  He said it could take 8-12 weeks to see full results, but hopefully I will be able to get back to running much much sooner.
So I have no quick, easy fixes….but I didn’t really think there would be one.  I’ve put P90X on hold for now.  He said I could do it if I wanted, but I’m so frustrated by how little of it I can do because it causes a lot of pain, I’m just going to wait until I’m back to normal.  I will probably take the rest of this week from running off again and re-evaluate to see where I am next week.  But hey, I’m looking on the bright side, time off from running means more time I can practice on my new bike!!!!!  

>Oh Happy Day!!!!! Finally Got a Bike!!!!!

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I have been in the hunt for a bike for what feels like an eternity!!! Sticker shock has kept me from buying for a while, the husband just couldn’t understand why a (good) bike costs so much. Then he decided he wanted a bike too, which took a huge chuck out of my budget. Then I agonized over the research and learning phase. Being a total bike novice, I had ZERO clue what I was shopping for, but I wanted to make an informed decision. I had no idea the difference between aluminum and carbon frames, what size bike I needed, what type of pedals I should get, on and on and on, SOOOO much to learn and know about a bike. I still know very little about bikes, probably enough to be dangerous. But I know now what makes a great bike expensive and what I can really truly get away with for a while getting started in this sport.
I have looked at lots of different brands, I still don’t really have a brand preference. I test rode a couple bikes. The bike shops kept putting me on men’s bikes because I am so tall and most shops don’t carry women’s bikes in my size…….and all of the men’s bikes were super uncomfortable. But I just assumed that is what a bike was supposed to feel like, I had nothing else to compare it to. I was having lots of (for lack of a better description) crotch pain. Not so much in the butt or “sit bones” area….all up front. HORRIFIC!!!! I was scared to death that this is how a bike was meant to feel and how was I supposed to get used to this???!!!!
We stopped at yet another bike shop in Asheville, NC yesterday just for kicks. It was a horrible day to bike shop, pouring rain, impossible to test ride a bike. I had just looked at a BEAUTIFUL Gary Fisher bike at another shop that I was in LOVE with. I had my heart set on this bike, but it too was a super uncomfortable crotch killer! But at this shop the bike guy immediately said “you need a ladies bike, with your proportions, you will NOT be comfortable on ANY men’s bike”. So he pulled out a Trek 1.5, and it too was BEAUTIFUL. It looked very similar to the Gary Fisher I had just seen, and I quickly forgot about the other one. Since it was a sloppy day out, he threw the bike up on the trainer, I hopped on and angels began to sing (in my head anyway)…..NO crotch discomfort….NO discomfort anywhere. I wasn’t reaching too far forward like I had been on the other bikes I had tried. I also noticed how much easier this bike was to get on. I wish I had video of my previous test rides. It was an absolute struggle to even get up on the saddle and my feet on the pedals.
I was, however, a little worried how it would feel out on the road since I was unable to test ride it. But after sitting on it in the trainer, I was sold. Then the bike guy went to work on finding my husband a bike. Two hours later, and just couple extra dollars than we had intended to spend later my husband and I had brand spanking new bikes…..me a Trek 1.5 and him a Trek 1.2. I wanted to get clipless pedals from the get go, but the bike guy suggested that I just get used to riding in general then move up to clipless pedals. Besides, we had already spent enough for one day! After riding today, I think that was probably a wise move, learning too many thing at one time would be too overwhelming.
We rode around the 1 mile neighborhood loop a couple times Saturday night when we got the bikes home and it was soooo fun, but we were running out of daylight. Sunday we dropped the baby off with my parents and set out with a plan to ride about an hour……a little ambitious looking back on it now! We rode around a little greenway park for a couple miles to get used to changing gears and get a feel for the bike, then we headed out on the road.
We rode a pretty good mix of long stretches of semi busy country roads and also quiet neighborhood roads. I wouldn’t normally think of these as overly hilly roads, but on a bike its a whole new story. I don’t entirely know how to read the Garmin graphs, but this shows how hilly our ride was.
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Apparently, I still have some learning with gear changing technique. As I was trying to shift gears the whole chain skipped off that gear thingy (and there is also a learning curve to knowing your bike anatomy!) But I quickly dismounted the bike and almost instinctually knew how to put it back on. Minor glitch for today’s ride 🙂
My heart was pounding, my quads screaming, and my lungs burning. I looked down at my Garmin and we were about 30 minutes into the ride…..wait, we had planned on a hour and I was already running out of gas. Biking takes a whole different set of muscles than running does, and a stationary recumbent bike has NOTHING on riding on the road on a real bike! But I was pleasantly surprised that I was not at all bothered by any of my annoying running injuries…yippers!!!! It will take some getting used to developing these under used muscles, but I am already itching to get back out there.
I am embarrassed that I haven’t taken pictures of our new babies yet. We were so busy this weekend I just didn’t get around to it. Promise to post some debut pictures of the beauties…..maybe later today! But in the meantime……here is a sneak peek!
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>Thumbs Up! Thursday

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Hello all my bloggy peeps!!!  Happy Thursday, and welcome to Thumbs Up! Thursday where I blog about all the awesomeness going on in my world and the world around me.  Thanks for joining us!
I started feeling somewhat better yesterday about my fitness, or lack thereof.  Last night while attempting (what feels like the millionth hour of) P90X, I quickly became frustrated.  I was having shooting pains in my bum knee while doing exercises which require me to lift my left straight out.  So I abruptly left the my husband in the living room to suffer the wrath of Tony Horton alone, put on my bathing suit and swam non-stop for 45 minutes.  I swam out all my frustrations, I left it all in the pool and it felt great!  I got up this morning and rode the recumbent bike at my moms for 9 miles and that felt awesome too.  I know, without a doubt, that I require aerobic exercise to maintain somewhat stable mental health.  I am like a hamster in an exercise wheel, its just something I gotta do.  So Thumbs Up! to me for finally getting some of this frustration and negativity out of my system….it was totally messing up my chi!!!!
I am also giving myself another Thumbs Up! for breaking down and making an appointment at the Running Performance Center in town.  I did go to an orthopedist that specialized in sports medicine a few months ago, but he didn’t really help me much.  He gave me a diagnosis but nothing to work with.  I am so tired of scouring the internet trying to find answers as to how to help the problem, all the while I am getting worse….not better.  This is a physical therapy/rehab center, so I’m hoping to get answers from a physical therapist’s perspective and be pointed in the right direction towards the road to recovery.  I’m pretty much putting all my running eggs into their basket.
Thumbs Up! to you all and the awesome response I have gotten so far for the 10×10 virtual race.  I have 5 people officially signed up and 7 others who have said they are interested but I still need your info (name, age, email, and blog address).  Keep the entries coming and keep spreading the word.  Check out the details {here} in case you missed it.  I will be making a reminder post once a week.  You guys ROCK!!!!!
Another quick Thumbs Up! for Haley.  We went to the pediatric ophthalmologist yesterday.  Without getting into too much medical jargon, Haley has abnormal eye movements caused by Joubert Syndrome, and she has a risk of developing retinal problems also because of JS.  She has been seeing the doc every 6 months for exams and today she got an EXCELLENT report and we don’t have to go back for another year…..thank GOD!!!!
Thumbs Up! Request
Erin @ From Fat to Fab writes: I was hoping you might shoot a Thumbs Up! Thursday in my direction. I’m hosting my first Virtual 5K for my friend Lauren who is fundraising for Susan G Komen.  {Here} is the link to the run, if you could repost…well I’d owe you my life!
Race Reports (enjoying the multisport race reports!!!!)
Giveaways
So I think that about covers it for this Thumbs Up! Thursday.  So what is going on in your life that deserves a Thumbs Up!?  If you have a Thumbs Up! request, want me to link a giveaway, race report, any random bits of information, please leave me a comment.  Have a wonderful Thursday, Thumbs Up! to you all!

>10 x 10 Virtual Race for J4JS Details

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Here are some of the details I have been working on for the J4JS Virtual 10K. I am collecting some pretty sweet prizes to up the ante for spreading the word!!!! Because one of the important goals of the Joubert Syndrome Foundation’s 10×10 campaign is to spread the word, (click {here} for details on the 10×10 campaign) I am going to give out an award based on this idea. Whoever brings in the most participants gets a special award!!! The rest of the prizes will be based on race times. Depending on how many people sign up will decide how I break down the age group awards. You with me so far????
  • Distance: 10K. I figure a 10K is more manageable than 10 miles for most people. For those unfamiliar with how a “virtual race” works, its simple. You choose your course, run it while timing yourself, and report your time back to the virtual race director (me). Easy peasy!
  • Race Date: You can choose any day between October 3rd and October 10th (although I’m hoping for races on 10/10/10 to stick with the theme). You have 7 days to run your race because I know everyone’s schedules are not the same. But please only “race” on one day. Please don’t race on several different days that week and choose your best time LOL. 🙂
  • How to sign up. Leave me a comment here on this post or email me at jogforjoubertsyndrome@yahoo.com. Give me your name, age, email address, and blog address (if you have one) which I will plug into a spreadsheet.
  • Entry fee: I am asking for donations of $10 to the Joubert Syndrome Foundation, but it is NOT mandatory. You can make donations {here} on our Facebook page. This is the easiest way for me to track donations, but if you would like to donate a different way please email me. If you want to donate more…by all means donate all you want!!! Raising money is my main goal, but raising awareness is important too. I want as many people to participate as possible even if all you can/want to do is run the race and spread the word without a donation. And don’t worry, I won’t single out those who do or do not donate in the race results!
  • Results: once you have run your race, email me with your results. Those result will be plugged into aforementioned spreadsheet. Once I get everyone’s times, I will post results along with your blog link and, if you feel so inclined, your race report.
  • How to spread the word: Post about it on your blogs, pick up the race button below and post it on your blog. Ask your recruits to mention your name in their comments/emails when they sign up so I make sure to give you credit. Again, there will be an award given to the person with most recruits.

  • Awards: The most important part!!! So far the prize closet has items from the following companies: Zensah, iRUNLIKEAGIRL, Gu, Keen, Ryders, and Running Chics. I’m constantly searching for more product so the list will hopefully be growing.
I think that about covers it….any other suggestions or things I am forgetting? Please email me or comment with any questions or suggestions. I might work on some race bibs to email out to you all just for fun or make a virtual race packet. I hope you will all consider joining me for the 10×10 race for Jog 4 Joubert Syndrome!

>Haley Can P90X Ya’ll!!!

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Haley is just showing off now.  She is getting the walking thing down and that apparently is no longer challenging enough, so she has moved on to pull-ups.  Totally showing me up on the pull-up bar!!!!
“Ho-hum, more pulls ups….yawn!!!”
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“Form is everything Ma, Concentrate!”

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Hey, wait a minute little missy…..Daddy is helping you???  That’s not fair, he won’t help me!

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