Below is an email I just sent out to all of the people who have donated to me, in order to celebrate passing the half-way point on my fundraising journey. If you're sad that you didn't get a copy of this email delivered straight to your inbox, take a look at this link: http://pages.teamintraining.org/sj/irnmnltt13/bjohnsuovy Hello Supporters!
Thanks to each of you for supporting me in my effort to to run Ironman Tahoe and raise money to fight blood cancers. Thanks to your support I've raised over $4,200 which puts me over half way to my fundraising goal of $8,000. Our Ironteam group has raised over $110,000 so far, which is wonderful.
Remember that a small portion of that money goes to pay for my training and for the overhead of running the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society but most of it (more than 75%) goes directly to cancer research and patient services.
Our group has been training for 3 months and things are looking great so far. We're building up our distances and working on adjusting to working out 4 - 6 times a week. I'm swimming about a mile and a half at a time, biking about 30 - 40 miles, and running up to 9 miles. Soon we'll be training harder than I've ever trained before.
There are about 6 months of training left and we're going to be raising the mileage numbers significantly and doing a series of practice races to get ready for the big event. The workouts will progress until September when all of this hard work will pay off in Tahoe, but LLS is already making good use of your donations now.
Thanks again to each of you - this is shaping up to be a really monumental year!