May 23, 2010

Pip Squeak A Gone Gone!

Thanks to the Devil-Ettes for serving up so much luv yesterday at Pip Squeak A Go Go!

And thanks to Quarter Mile Combo, Cowboy Jared, and everyone else that participated in our event. We taught a bunch more people about Juvenile Myositis and raised over $3500 to boot! More photos to come...

May 22, 2010

It's Pip Squeak Day!

All the errands have been run, prizes collected, volunteers lined up, flyers printed, last-minute details locked down. We're ready for the event and EXCITED! In all the planning, I kinda forgot how much FUN it's going to be!

Here's a shot of the hard copy newspaper:

The photo features Mielle with the other two Alameda girls with JDM. Three girls in Alameda with a disease that strikes 3 kids out of a million, each year... hmmm...

May 21, 2010

Pip Squeak and Press!

We've been running around frantically preparing for our big Pip Squeak A Go Go benefit for Cure JM (details). Today we managed to get a little local press, which makes me soooo happy. I just wish I could figure out how to make this story catch on in a bigger way... I'll keep trying. In the meantime, I'm excited for the event tomorrow and I hope we are able to raise loads of cash! And I'll be saying it many times, in many ways, but I may as well begin now: THANK YOU to everyone who is helping, donating, volunteering, and attending! Here's the post about last year's event...

May 14, 2010

Running Rut

by Suzy

Yep, it's true. I'm in a rut, have been ever since Austin (and maybe even before). Just can't get myself back into a regular rhythm. Too much life happening, not enough sleep happening, and running buddy schedules have all completely diverged so there's been way too much solo running (yet still not enough solo running, if you know what I mean). I'm kinda dragging my arse for every run these days. Just getting out the door is the monumental feat at the moment (and it's absolutely the hardest part of the run).

I know it'll come back; it's an ebb and flow, ebb and flow. The trick is to stick it out long enough... til the flow flows once again! I'm doing my best.

May 6, 2010

"See Jane Run" is coming up!

Our next race - right here in Alameda, the all-women's See Jane Run Half Marathon, is coming right up... race day June 5! Mamajoggers are doing our best to get our training in so we won't embarrass ourselves! Hope you can come out to cheer us on!

May 3, 2010

Dawn Runs

by Suzy

The days are longer now, so even a 6 am run ain't as dark as it used to be (and, truth be told, I haven't been making it out for many 6 am runs lately, thanks to my boy's newly erratic sleeping patterns) but anyway... a few months ago I brought my camera with me on an early morning run. I really wanted to share how magical it can be to be out at that time, and what a treat it is to see the light change over the course of the run.

And returning home, stretching in the backyard, morning in full swing, beautiful golden light everywhere, and the view of my favorite palm tree: