So why am I talking about my sister's cookies? Recently, she and my brother's girlfriend baked a massive batch of the cookies to sell at their weekly market stall in Singapore. Not surprisingly, they sold heaps. And, being the fantastic people they are, they donated their earnings to my fundraiser for CREATE Foundation!
|The fundraising cookies|
I am so humbled by the support that people have shown towards the fundraiser for my first marathon. Efforts such as these truly inspire me to make sure I reach the finish in September, and they definitely provide me with the push I need to get going. Many thanks to my sister and Denvie, and to everyone who has contributed to the fundraiser so far. I really appreciate all your support.
As for training, I'm planning an LSD run tomorrow, and augmenting my self-made, experimental program with much needed cross training and strength. Yesterday, I became a member at my local gym (open 24 hours!) and went for my first session this morning. It was a great break from the running, which to be honest, was starting to feel very much like a chore. Don't get me wrong; I love to run, but what was missing was all the cross training I used to get from mountain biking while I was in the Philippines. The gym allows me to recharge my running batteries, and gives me a chance to strengthen my body holistically, which I'm very happy about. It was interesting being on a spin bike this morning--pedalling while watching the news--two activities I've never done simultaneously before. Until this morning. First time for everything.
If you would like to donate to the fundraiser for my first marathon, please visit my fundraiser site by clicking here. There you can see more information about the organisation I'm running for, CREATE Foundation. All your donations go directly to them. Thank you!