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$2020!June 16, 2004

Can you believe it? I’m going to add the new donors to my list over there, and if I’ve missed linking your site, please email me. And please send me your snail mail address iffen you don’t mind and if I don’t have it, because I want to drop you a note and those stitch markers, when I finally get around to making them (I will make ‘em before the run, I promise!).

I’m still astounded. Seriously. I’m kind of struck dumb now, actually, something that’s very unlike me. How do I say thank you in a way that will convey the thanks that I actually feel? I’m all right with words, but not THAT good. Let’s put it this way. Right now I’m sitting in my backyard. The wind is blowing, making the wind chimes sing, and I can hear the far-off roar of the freeway and one siren in the distance. The water fountain is running. The orange tabby that lives next door just skulked through the garden, shooting guilty glances at me. And while I’m out here, I’m thinking of y’all. You all were already part of my life, and now you’re part of this run. It might be silly, but to me that’s big, and it makes me feel wonderful. It should make you feel good, too.

And hey, my friend and co-worker Brandy joined up, so, along with Marama, we’re Team 911! Three dispatchers, out of our chairs and in the streets, running with a cause. Dispatchers don’t exercise as a whole, you know. We just don’t. We sit for twelve and fourteen hour stretches. Now we’re runnin’. That’s half the excitement, I think.

Okay, I’ll try not to belabor the fundraising/training thing. I swear I’ll try not to. It’s just that it’s so much in my mind right now....

But I did write. I got up and wrote. Thank god. Even if I write crap, if I write first thing when I wake up, it reaffirms to me that yep, I’m still a writer.

Thank goodness.

And that means you.

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I, for one, really want to hear about the training and the fund raising.

Part 2 of my donation will come by the end of the week.

Slow and steady!

I want to hear about the training too. And you know...those bad days when you feel like a rhino are just part of the process. They'll blend in with the good days when you look back on them and all that will matter is that you got your butt around those X number of miles. Kind of like writing, no? You know how you'll have good days and bad days working on the novel...but when you look back on the pages later you have a hard time remembering which were written on the bad days and which the good...

So glad you wrote today.

XO

Wow! That is incredible that you have raised so much. Congratulations. You are so close to your goal so quickly. And yippee for your co-dispatchers. Go Team 911!

Yes, please continue to blog about the marathon and training! You are an inspiration!

xoxo

Ditto. I love everything you write, from the mega-exciting to the dreary mundane. You always find the right words to make it unique and entertaining. Swear.

Of course we believe it! We're all behind you 100% and we love to know how it's all going. Go Rachael, go!

Yeeehaw! Go team 911! whew. I'm exhausted. I think I'll go for a walk with the puppy and imagine
a rhino off in the distance, charging ahead toward a worthy cause.....Hey cute rhino, Sandy sends smooches.

wow, congratulations on your training and your fundraising! i just read your rhino post and thought it was great! i started running (again) in march of this year - i actually took a running clinic with a local run shop and found it to be really helpful. they suggest running in sets of ten minutes separated by one minute walk breaks. i find the one minute breaks very refreshing and they help me with my time and endurance. i find that i finish my races in less time when i run in 10 and 1's than i do when i run straight out! there is no shame in the walk breaks!

thanks for the great blog!

kj

wow, congratulations on your training and your fundraising! i just read your rhino post and thought it was great! i started running (again) in march of this year - i actually took a running clinic with a local run shop and found it to be really helpful. they suggest running in sets of ten minutes separated by one minute walk breaks. i find the one minute breaks very refreshing and they help me with my time and endurance. i find that i finish my races in less time when i run in 10 and 1's than i do when i run straight out! there is no shame in the walk breaks!

thanks for the great blog!

kj

Yay! Do you run with your team? It's great to have a buddy who will motivate you. My hubby and I run together. I can get him out of the apt and he gets me to run farther than I think I can. Plus, I make him cheer for me when I feel tired! :-)

Hey Miss Rach! I'd love to donate, but I need to do it via PayPal. Can you write me so we can figure it out? Merci! :-)

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