Saturday, November 28, 2009

Great way to send a card!!!

If you want to feel good about yourself help someone else feel good! Begin each day by sending a card of appreciation or gratitude to someone you care about! Try it for free! I'll pay for the printing and stamp, just promise yourself you'll do it.;

Love to all

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Consider helping Team4ward Motion! Great cause

Hi friends Chris and Erin: read there about the amazing challenge they are going to take on...make a donation! Go Chris...

Since 1994, CAF has raised more than $21 million – allowing the Foundation to satisfy thousands of funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries.

Whether it’s a $2000 handcycle, helping underwrite a running prosthetic or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar injury; CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.

At the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens,Greece 45 of the 235 participating U.S. athletes (almost 20%) were supported by CAF. More recently at the 2006 Winter Paralympic games in Torino, Italy, CAF supported 23 of the 56 (41%) participating U.S. athletes.

We are very excited that CAF is developing a foothold in Northeast Florida. Starting March 13, 2010, CAF will forge a new partnership with the Gate River Run - the US National 15k Championship.

Through the Race for a Reason program, anyone that is interested in participating in the Gate River Run and raising money for CAF can register as an individual or team and start fundraising for this worthy cause.
As a prelude to this event and to raise awareness for CAF, Chris will be be running a Jax Double. He will run the Jacksonville Bank Marathon twice, 52.4 for CAF.
Also, on April 19th 2010 Chris and several other CAF supporters will be running a second double marathon in Boston supporting the same mission!
We have formed Team4WardMotion.
This will serve as our personal base for CAF fundraising for these and events to come.
Please help us as we work to raise funds for CAF and raise awareness in NE Florida for this amazing organization. CAF works to make sure that people with physical challenges have the same freedom to enjoy sports that the rest of us take for granted.
Please check out our team page to see some of what we are trying to do.
Keep the run up, Chris and ErinFollow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Challenged Athletes Foundation

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Living Life

Live your life that the fear of death
can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views
and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life,
beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long
and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day
when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting
or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.
Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes
wise ones turn to fools and robs their spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die, be not like those
whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray
for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

You know you are an Ultra Runner When?

1) Your feet look better without toenails.
2) Your idea of a fun date is a 30-mile training run.
3) You're tempted to look for a bush when there's a long line for the public restroom.
4) Peeing in the toilet seems unnatural
5) You don't think twice about eating food you've picked up off the floor.
6)You can expound on the virtues of eating salt.
7) You develop an unnatural fear of mountain lions.

8) You have more buckles than belts.
9 )Your ideal way to celebrate your birthday is to run at least your age in miles with some fellow crazies.
10 You run marathons for speed work.
11) When "NEXT GAS 36 MILES" signs start sounding like tempting runs.
12) You visit a national park with your family and notice a thirty-mile trail connecting where you are with the place your family wants to visit next, which is a 100-mile drive away, and you think "Hmmmm".