JAN02:  Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get down to some serious work. I receive cold weather gear for Christmas and I’ve already put it to good use.   I am pretty stoked about this (still) even though any number of grown ups in my life seem to think I’m not very well hinged when it comes to this kind of stuff.

As I told you before, my goal is to raise $5000 for the Foundation for Fighting Blindness, and I need your help.  I am very grateful for my first contributors, Heather Reed Thomas (You ROCK!), Patricia Poff (You ROCK, too!) and Jonathan Douglin (You..Well, you already knew You ROCK!!).

A friend of mine has agreed to maybe possibly consider running, if she can convince two of her other friends to run as well.  I’d love to see you all there to run with us, or at least shout us down! I mean cheer us on!  I’m still looking for team members, come on, let’s go play in the mud!

Here are some links:
 Tough Mudder
Foundation Fighting Blindness

You can make contributions toward my goal at: Tough On Blindness

JAN06: The week between Christmas and New Year has been rough on the running schedule.  Between social commitments and near zero weather…well, let’s just say, I am very unmotivated to run when the cold sears your lungs like a cheap steak.  But it’s come back to a balmy mid-20s, I’m all over it.  The only other thing that really bothers me is running on ice.  I’m not the most well balanced person, in any sense of the word, but trying to keep my balance on ice that’s been walked on, driven over, just not a good time in my book. Still, I’ve been managing to run 3-4 days a week.  My next major step is to get with the physical fitness program..

Here’s a link to my original post, that contains the background to this outrageous adventure and all the important  links.  Please do come back for more…

For those who think I’m crazy, was there ever any doubt? Here’s to 101 days to Austin.