I’m counting down for the Marine Corps Half Marathon in Jacksonville next Saturday (October 3rd). Now that I’m in the single digits, the pressure is definitely on. I’ve had a good past few weeks of training, including getting in my long runs of 7, 8, 9 and 10.5 miles on the weekends. I finally found road markings that are spot on (thanks Jacksonville Running Co!) and re-calibrated my Nike+ so I know for sure each mile I’m pounding out really counts as such. This weekend I’m planning on tapering the miles down to a 7 or 8 mile long run, then getting in three shorter (think 4 miles or less) runs early next week before running THIRTEEN-POINT-ONE in one go. (yikes)
There’s a way for you to be at the race with me, cheering me every step of the way. As part of my fundraising for the N. Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, I’m putting the names of everyone who gives (or pledges) on my race shirt to wear in the Marine Corps half and the other races I’ll do this year. The cut off to add your name to the shirt is tomorrow, though I’ll be raising money through November. If you can’t donate, leave a comment or send me an email telling me you’re pledging to do so. To make your donation, visit my page at http://bit.ly/ltbeyer-cff.
Here are the shirt layouts I’ve narrowed it down to. Please vote for your favorite font/color/layout look via the poll at the bottom:
Thanks again for all your support, both in the fundraising and cheering me on during my training for the half marathon. I’ll keep updating to let you know how I do with both!
My apologies for delaying and delaying blogging from my new home — it seems that after spending 8+ hours a day at my computer, I don’t have much enthusiasm (or enough hours) to get back on and fulfill my blogging responsibilities. I will get better. Someday 🙂
Life in Jacksonville and as a PGA TOUR employee is pretty amazing. The weather has been mostly gorgeous (it did rain one day–or morning I guess), with more sun than I can soak up [although I tried on Sunday and have a lovely pink forehead to show for it]. It’s like a permanent vacation, between the sun and sand and nightlife. The job is going super well. We’re working full-steam ahead on new initiatives and ideas, but they’re also letting me get my feet wet, meet colleagues and understand the higher level objectives of the dot-com department and TOUR in general. I’m staying with my boss/friend Marcie in her extra bedroom for the time being, and hope to secure a more permanent place to live in the next couple weeks. I’d love to live at the “Beaches” now that I’ve spent some time in Jax Beach, so hopefully that will all be worked out soon.
Big news!! I bought a car! A 2003 Toyota Camry LE, with a V6 for a bit more power. I got it at a really nice place called World Imports here in Jacksonville last week, and have enjoyed breaking him in while figuring out my new surroundings. Here are a few pictures of the car, courtesy of the dealership.
But my new car doesn’t have a name yet, so I need your help. Here are my favorites from what has been suggested so far. Click on your favorite to vote and instantly see the results below.
Alright kids, that’s all from here for now. I’ll write more later, and try to get all the pics off my camera to share with you. Don’t freeze back home with all that snow (it feels like June here and you’re getting January weather. Crazy!) Miss & love you…