Sunday, April 8, 2012

Beaver Stadium 5k for Special Olympics

Can I say that this is the first time I am honestly excited to run a race?  Yes, I fully understand that it is only a 5k, and not a marathon or anything crazy, but let's start small shall we?

The Beaver Stadium 5k is April 22nd, and benefits Special Olympics Pennsylvania.  Joe Paterno was a huge supporter of Special Olympics, and this year there are extra incentives for reaching financial levels associated with important events in Joe's career.  In addition to raising money for a great cause, you also get to finish on the 50 yard line of the football field! How awesome is that?! I am so excited to get to take Autumn on the field with us, since Josh, Kevin, and I are all running. 

So, here is yet another shameless plug for donations.  I am estatic to have already passed my original goal of raising $100, and am now hoping to reach the $239 level! The levels for "Team JoePa" are:
  • $62 – Team Paterno ‐ In honor of Joe’s 62 seasons at Penn State
  • $85 – Team Paterno Bronze – In honor of Joe’s years of life.
  • $239 – Team Paterno Silver – The number of Paterno players drafted into the NFL
  • $409 – Team Paterno Gold – In honor of Joe’s career wins – an NCAA coaching record
  • $548 – Team Paterno Platinum – In honor of Joe’s career games coached
My original goal was to beat Kevin in terms of the time I run, but he may have defeated that plan yesterday when he said he planned to run with me.  So, I guess I just need to have a better final kick than he does! Would you please consider even donating $5 to help Special Olympics PA this year?  That's one trip to Starbucks (:hint hint best friend:)!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Photo A Day - April

I've been trying to do more daily journaling, and am hoping that some of the prompts for this photo challenge will help me switch it up. As part of mission "be happy", I am working on focusing on some positive aspects of day to day life.  Well, at least that's the plan, obviously things do not always work that way (HELLO LIFE).  I'm not sure that all of my photos will be of wonderful quality (awesome blackberry camera, not so much). But, the prompts sound fun and are different from some other ones I've seen.  Oh, and there is some fun stuff going on in April that I'm excited to document! 

Check out the list here if you want to play along :) 

Via Fat Mum Slim

I'm also working on a post about the 5 year prompt/question book that Bethany got me for Christmas.  It has some awesome questions that really make you think, and some silly ones that I'll be excited to look back on in a few years!