Oh wow, so here we go.
The only proper way to begin to recap this whole STUFT 60 Challenge is to thank all of you and give a huge shout out to all of the amazing people who got out there are did their own virtual race this past weekend and who donated to the cause.
We’re almost at our goal, but even if we don’t quite make it, we did a mighty fine job of bringing awareness and getting the words out about Sixty Feet and the incredible, life changing work they do in Uganda for the children.
A HUGE THANK YOU for those of you who donated to the run this past Friday. I can’t even explain how grateful I am for the support. It means so much.
Katie J. did 13.1 miles. She even got her husband and kiddos involved the last couple miles.
Emily Q. ran 20 miles as her marathon training on a treadmill that kept timing out on her.
Michelle G. did 8 miles in the snow.
Allie did 10 miles here in sunny San Diego.
Beth H. ran 5 miles.
(Her runs seem like they end a lot like mine.)
Dulcy did her 13 miles on a treadmill since there was too much snow outside.
Angela ran 10 treadmill miles.
Shelby ran 6 treadmill miles super early in the morning.
Kim was all business and ran the entire 37 miles with me. How amazing is that? She is awesome and didn’t walk at all. Holy smokes talk about inspiration.
Sarena dealt with 83% humidity to get in her run.
Lindsey ran for an hour.
Krista and Kristin both ran 6 miles.
Michelle G. did a whole sprint triathlon (spin class, 400 meter swim and a 3 mile run)
Cathy C. ran a 15K.
Mareike ran 10 miles.
Marti ran her 10 miles on the treadmill.
Carrie ran 12 miles outside on slippery ice.
Jennifer W. ran 14 as part of her marathon training.
Amy ran 8 miles.
Amy C. did 4 miles.
Sydney ran 10.25 miles.
Courtney ran a half marathon.
Kim P. ran 20 miles.
I KNOW I’m missing a few more and I’ll be sure to add them as I get emails, etc.
none of this would have been possible without any of you.
Seriously, YOU are amazing.
We made you some Nutty STUFT NuttZo Energy Balls today.
Okay, fine, we didn’t really make them for you, but if you lived closer we would have. We did eat a few too many though to prep for the big game and all. We’ll say that was for you.
Did you watch it by the way? I caught a few plays and commercials. That’s about it.
My full STUFT 60 Challenge recap is on the way.
Not right now though. I’m still trying to make sleep a priority, so it might take me another day or two. I’m also trying to slow down a bit this week and stress less, so I’m just taking my time on things for a change.
A thought before I go, I totally get that 37 miles on a treadmill is not that great of a feat. I mean there’s people doing 50 and 100 mile races just for fun. It was supposed to be 60 miles, but I just wasn’t ready for that quite yet. And really, it’s not the mileage that counts, it’s just doing what we can for a great cause. It’s not about how huge of a thing you do, it’s just the simple act of coming together to pay it forward and do good in the world. It doesn’t matter if it’s 1 mile or 100. It’s the cause and the heart that goes into it. Helping Sixty Feet is one heck of a great cause in my book and this is hopefully just the start of many bigger and better things to come to help those who need it.
And with that, here’s a fun still shot my good friend got online around mile 25. (They kept coming back to me all morning while I was running. Kind of funny. Sometimes I would know the camera was on me and they were live and sometimes I had no idea when they were going to start talking to me again on camera. I had to be on my toes. Ha ha.)
How awesome is that guy with the thumbs up? Dang I love him.
I also found a link to the initial interview they did on the news here.
They did a whole interview right as I finished also and I guess that aired Saturday morning, but obviously we missed it and weren’t taping the news. That would just be too smart of us if we actually caught it, right?
Have a great start to your week!
Anyone have any February goals?