Sunday, May 19, 2013

Week 22...

Well, my goals have not been met....and I am not beating myself up for it. I will not let that happen!!! I have accomplished a lot this week, even though I haven't met my goals.

First, while I did manage to call 877-GO-KOMEN to find out about their services, I called them when the office was closed, so I got a recording to call back at another time. Unfortunately for me, I did not make the time to call back, so I fell short of meeting that goal.

Second, while I did manage to walk 6.19 miles this week, I did not get any cross-training done AND I fell 5.81 miles short of the suggested training schedule. Luckily for me I can blame the weather for this, as we don't walk in thundershowers, and there was thunder on our walk this morning, cutting it 3 miles short of our goal. Today wasn't the only weather incident for the week, and there is no excuse for missing the cross-training as I OWN an elliptical!!!

But, I am not beating myself up! I got a lot just wasn't everything that I hoped to accomplish. Next week, it will be better!!!

Thanks for reading! ~ Deanna

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week 23....

So, here I am about to start week 23. I am behind on training, getting there on fundraising and so out of it on the whole blogging thing. But, it isn't too late to catch up!

First thing I did today, download the training schedule (24 week) to see how far I am behind. Turns out I am only 11.85 miles behind the training schedule, but if you count the training I did in April, seems I am ahead.

Then, I checked my fundraising - I have raised 33% of my funds!! So, only 77% more to go and 23 more weeks to get there. I can do it!!!

Now, I am onto blogging.... which, I have just done!

In all seriousness, I have found that I am dreading making the appointment to get my first mammogram. I don't want to go, because I don't want them to find anything. I have no family history, so I have no idea of my "chances" - if there is such a thing.

I am going to call 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) in the morning. They have a support line, plus, they may be able to help me figure out the best way to PAY for said mammogram, as my insurance is now a HIGH DEDUCTIBLE - which basically means I have to pay 100% of the bill until I reach a ridiculous amount. While I can't complain because I have a job, and insurance, I do want to find out what a person in a situation such as that would have to do in order to get treatment. I know that step one is reaching out. I will report back on what I find out!

Until then!!

Thanks for reading! ~ Deanna

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Society Pages, Here I am!!!

Printed in the Dallas New Era society pages on Thursday, May 2, 2013. I never imagined that I would land in the society pages, but here I am!! I am so grateful to the Dallas New Era in helping me get the word about about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure (C)!! 

If you (or your team) is interested in getting in the paper for yourselves, please call 1-800-996-3DAY and talk to a coach!! 

Thanks for reading! ~ Deanna

Training in the Rain!!!

Well, it took me almost a whole week to get this posted... Better late than never!!! So, here in Georgia, spring and fall have similar weather - cold mornings, decent afternoons, frequent storms, and unpredictable weather. This makes training during spring the ideal time to train for the Atlanta leg of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, because it is in the fall.

Last Sunday was the perfect "fall" day - a cold morning followed by sporadic rain, enough to drown a rat at times! While we didn't walk the 4 miles we set out to walk, we did make it over 2 miles, drenched! I am proud!

The way I look at it is: I will walk in the rain if I can put an end to breast cancer!

Thanks for reading! ~ Deanna

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