Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
You may have noticed I have not posted in a while due to still nursing injuries...went to a chiropractor and got inserts, and then when my shin splints were still throbbing went to a sports medicine family doctor to get them looked at and x-rayed to rule out hairline fractures. Lovely. Have been trying to make up for the lack of running (was told to take two weeks off) by swimming, using the elyptical trainer and taking spin classes- supposedly an hour of spinning has the same cardiovascular benefit as running 5 miles. Hmm...spinning is not that difficult for me whereas running 5 miles is like- well, it's not easy.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
What a run! Run for Literacy 8K (just under 5 miles) is a fundraiser for literacy programs in San Diego. It started in Balboa Park, wound its way down Highway 163 and finished at Pantoja Park on G. Street in downtown San Diego. My race day plan was to beat the people walking with umbrellas and strollers!
Name: Kelly Moncure
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Overall: 1677 out of 2110
Women: 965 out of 1286
F 35-39: 152 out of 198
Finish: 1:18:54 Pace: 15:53
Tag Time: 1:18:54
Gun Time: 1:21:07
Friday, March 5, 2010
I have been involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program for over 13 years now, and I am delighted to be training for the San Diego Rock n' Roll marathon with them! I became involved with TNT as a way to give back the love and support I got when my father died of Leukemia when I was 15. I coped with the death by running, so it seemed fitting to raise money in his memory through running.
Team in Training has been such an integral part of my life. It's wonderful to have a cause "bigger" then myself and spread the message of all that they are doing. I have met so many wonderful people through Team in Training, and it has always given me so much more then I give with each event I do...I even met my husband while training for the Westchester Triathlon with them!
What I was told at the pasta party for the Bermuda marathon, back in 1998, sums up the program for me. We were told the story of the warrior that ran from Sparta to Athens, 26.2 miles, to tell them the war was over. By being a member of Team in Training and running a marathon, we are acting as a messenger of HOPE- that there will be a cure for Leukemia.
Before the run:
· Try to get a running partner.
· Leave word with someone or write down where you plan to run and when you will return.
· Carry some I. D. and change for a phone call. Take a whistle with you.
· Do not wear a radio/headset/earphones or anything which distracts you so that you are completely aware of your environment.
· Avoid unpopular areas, deserted streets, lonely trails and especially avoid unlighted routes at night.
· Vary the route and the time of day that you run.
· Run in familiar areas. Be aware of emergency phones and how they work, note the
location of neighbors you trust along your route.
· Know where police are usually to be found and where businesses, stores, offices are
likely to be open and active.
During the Run:
· Always stay alert. The more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are. Think about
possible escape routes in case of a confrontation.
· Take notice of who is ahead of you and who is behind you.
· Know where the nearest public sites are with some general activity there is usually
safety in numbers.
· When in doubt, follow your intuition and avoid potential trouble. If something seems suspicious, do not panic, but run in a different direction.
· Run clear of parked cars, bushes, dark areas.
· Run against traffic so that you can observe the approach of automobiles.
· If the same car cruises past you more than once, take down even a partial license
number and make it obvious that you are aware of its presence (but keep your distance).
· Run toward populated areas, busy streets, open businesses.
· Ignore jeers and verbal harassment. Keep moving.
· Use discretion in acknowledging strangers. Be friendly, but keep your distance and keep moving.
· Do not approach a car to give directions, or the time of day. Point toward the nearest police or information source, shrug your shoulders, but keep moving. If you feel you must respond, do it while moving.
· Do not panic. Do not run toward a more isolated area.
· Keep as calm as possible. Try to fix a description of the attacker in your mind.
· Do not show fear or plead this intensifies aggression in most cases.
· Try to talk to the aggressor and look for an escape opportunity a moment of indecision or distraction on the attacker's part.
· Do not fight or struggle with the attacker unless there is clearly no other way out, especially if you are untrained in self defense.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
What are Matching Gifts?
Many corporations and businesses offer a matching gift program, in which they agree to match the financial gift of a contributor to a nonprofit organization. The amount of the match, payment schedule, employee eligibility, and requirements may vary from company to company.
How do I know if my company offers a matching gift program?
Please contact your employer to find out if your company offers a matching gift program and if The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an eligible recipient. Then, obtain a copy of your companies matching gift form.
What if my company does not have a matching gift program?
Many small companies do not have official matching gift programs. However, when approached, many companies are willing to match contributions to charities by their employees. Please check with your employer to see if they would be willing to match your contribution, even if they do not have an official program.
Bank of America
Brinks Home Security
Dell’s Direct Giving Campaign
Johnson & Johnson