I know I know. Shame on me. I should of posted this...um...let's see...about a week ago. But holidays, babies, more fundraiser planning and a minor meltdown due to a simple Shutterfly mistake that's going to result in 3 weeks worth of work on two family albums 100 pages each that will no longer be here in time for Christmas being redone (note to self: never let a discount rush the creative process. The results of which are devastating in the really exaggerated it's not that big of deal, but it IS actually a pain in the butt definition of that word). And to save you all that same meltdown, learn from my mistake. Be TOTALLY SURE you have selected the right size album BEFORE you start creating it because there is no just shifting the pictures, text, layouts, backgrounds, etc to another size. NOPE. You've got to do it over. 'Nuff said.
Anyhow on to the Turkey Trott! It was terrific here in Detroit. A tad on the cold side, but this year I did not have to bundle Chloe up like that kid from a Christmas story which my husband insisted was totally unfair as I was wrecking her opportunity last year to be the fastest 2 year old in the mile. I on the other hand was more concerned about, well, you know minor things like hypothermia. But then again, what's a little hypothermia compared to winning an age group award at a race that doesn't had them out hmmm? (The mile is a fun run.)
This was the largest Turkey Trot in Detroit history, which was great to see, but even better with the handful of "I Run for Cathy" shirts. (still working on that slide show everybody, waiting to see if any more pictures float in as we've got a couple more runners who haven't run their races yet) Thank-you so much to everyone who participated in the fundraiser! I was a little hesitant to put it out there because I didn't know if anybody would participate. But you all just blew me away with your support. More than $700 was donated to benefit my sister-in-law, who's battling breast cancer, and her family. From the bottom of my heart thank-you!
And I would be remiss if I did not mention blog reader, Shelly, who not only did her best to raise some much needed funds for Cathy despite having the flu, but she also finished in 2nd place at her Turkey Trot in Pennsylvania.
WOOHOO!!! WAY TO GO SHELLY!
In fact she only missed 1st by 4 seconds and personally I'm thinking about challenging the results. I'm wondering if the race officials were aware of the 5 second flu rule? You must subtract at least 5 seconds for any runner who has the flu. So I do believe technically that means Shelly won the race. I think it'll take about 6 weeks to review, possibly a blood test, but I'm sure we'll straighten this all out eventually ;-)
Until then, as the (current) highest finisher of the Run 4 Cathy runners (that I am aware of) I would like to officially award Shelly this GOLD MEDAL:
And that is an ACTUAL OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL btw. In case you can't read the fine print, it says Beijing. I've got lots of those laying around so I just snapped a little picture for you all before I send it out to Shelly. I do believe that one is from the marathon. I have so many it's hard to keep them all straight but I mean look at the little guy. He's definitely running and his arms are outstretched as if he'd like someone to carry him to the finish. That doesn't usually happen in the 100m dash. So I'm definitely thinking it's a longer distance running medal. Let me just flip it over here and check. Oh no. Wait...where did I put it? Shifting papers around. Rats. Looks like it's gone. Guess I won't be sending it out after all Shelly. But you'll always have your virtual gold olympic medal. That's good too right?
'Til next time...
P.S. If you didn't get a chance to make your donation for my sister-in-law yet, no worries. The website is still up and will be for a couple more months. Just go to the www.cure4cathy.org and look for the paypal donate button in the right sidebar.
P.P.S. Nope. I haven't forgotten. I'll still be making that post about the highest donater. Just want to make sure all the Run4Cathy donations have rolled in first. And until that slideshow is finished, here's me & my family at the Turkey Trot. (Those are parade costumes behind us btw.)