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As an ovarian cancer survivor, I will race in 50 triathlons in all 50 states by 50-years-old to raise $100,000 for ovarian cancer research. This campaign is self inspired, self orchestrated and 100% self funded. In addition, all in-kind donations are turned into cash donations by me in the same name of the person who donates. I race for women who have lost their battle, women undergoing treatment and women yet to be diagnosed.

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Monday, December 31, 2012

The Best Year Ever

I am very happy to report that my fundraising totals have crested over $83,000.  2012 was my best year to date and I have YOU to thank for it.  Without the support of my family, friends and followers, I would not be able to realize this 50x50x100 goal.  I am on track and the $100,000 goal is well within my grasp.
On this the eve of 2013, my wish for you is the best year ever.  My wish for all of us is a world without ovarian cancer. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Calendar is Set

Always an exciting time of year, I have spent the month of December chosing my races for 2013. With only eight more to plan, it seemed an easier task...except for Michigan.  For some reason, Michigan was the hardest to chose.  A wide selection but in far away locations, not near major airports but in crystal, clear and pristine waters... I labored over it for too long.  I am happy to report the races are chosen.  Registration isn't open on these races yet but I have been in contact with the race directors and know the dates for 2013.  Of course, until registration is open and I am confirmed, this isn't set in stone...but I am hopeful that my planning will be rewarded with smooth "sailing" and no cancelled events.  If you've been following me, you know that Michigan (yes, THAT Michigan) proved to be a hiccup last year when suddenly the race date was changed.  Cancelled flights, hotels, a was a mad dash that couldn't be rescheduled.  So keep your fingers crossed that all goes according to plan.  And of course, stay tuned for more updates.

Friday, December 21, 2012


Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Festival of Lights and Gratitude

After yesterday's tragic news from Connecticut, I can only count my blessings.  As the news is streaming in, I had to pry myself from the tv because of the profound sadness overtaking me.  My heart goes out to the community and the families affected.  Moreover, I am filled with gratitude for all I have.  My goal is to take nothing for granted.
On this last night of Hannukah, I want to wish all of you peace.  May the miracle of this holiday find its way into your own lives.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Calendar Update

If you look on the right sidebar, you'll notice my 2012 calendar is gone and MY FINAL SEASON has found it's place.... Alabama is booked!  Dates will start to fill in fast now so check back often.  If you are within driving distance of any of these places, please come see me!  It is a tremendous year and I want a big push in making a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer.  And even if you aren't in driving distance, consider joining me at any destination for the fun of it.  Hawaii, anyone??

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Warmth Near and Far

This is "Ollie" the oil burner.  He arrived last weekend and after almost five weeks without heat, I am happy to report I am warm again.  Life is slowly returning to normal.
On another warmth note, the date for my last state (#50, Hawaii) is set for November 24.  I am spending a fair amount of time planning this one because I want it to be special.  Seems like I've got friends and family coming from California, Texas, Alaska, Washington and New York.  Anyone else interested in joining me to celebrate this milestone?
Also, I am closing in on dates for the last eight states.... Michigan hangs in the balance but I hope to be able to post dates and races before the new year. 
Now....the holidays.  Collectively breathe with me and say to yourself, "I am not going to let them get to me this season".   It's not about the shopping or the parties.  It's not about the cards or the presents.  This year, more than ever, I am reminded that the holidays are about being loved, loving others and being grateful.