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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Mile in Daddy's Shoes

Now that you know about daddy and his battle with colon cancer (original post here) I can confess some of my random thoughts. Like - Would I fight as gracefully and bravely as he is? Would others find me an inspiration like I do him? Do I even want to know? The answer is I don’t know.
What I do know is that I don’t want to have to battle colon cancer one day, I don’t want HIM to have to battle colon cancer now and I don’t want ANYONE to have to battle colon cancer ever. I so I pray. I pray for daddy, mama, our family, the doctors, the drugs, a cure. I pray that no one has to know the helplessness that comes from watching a loved one fight a battle you cannot do anything about. And I run. I run for peace of mind. I run for a cure. I run for daddy.

As I was lacing up this morning to work on week one of the Nike Training I thought about ”wearing” daddy’s shoes when I was a kid and shuffling around in shoes that were too big for me. I can’t wear daddy’s shoes now either. I can’t fight for him, I can’t cure his cancer. But I can train and each time I think of giving up or calling it good enough I can think of daddy and how he battles every day, every moment and I can go on. Step by step, mile by mile until there’s a cure and no one else’s daddy has to battle an insidious disease like colon cancer.

I am forever grateful to Stephanie at Metropolitan Mama for her How to Train for a 5K post. On it I found great advice on training, shoes and such. I also rediscovered my love for running. While I’m nowhere near the in the same shape I was in as a teenager I still love it. I can’t run as far or as long as I used to but I’m getting there one step at a time. And we’re getting closer to a cure one step, one dollar at a time. Won’t you join me in the race?


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June Raffle Schedule Is Posted!

Thank you so much for your contributions to our Undy 5000 - Dallas Team.  Chisum's Crew is hoping to make a big impact for a cure for colon cancer our first time out.  Be sure to check out our outstanding sponsors and prizes on our Facebook page.  Don't have your tickets yet? Why not? Remember, you earn one ticket for every $5 you donate to the Colon Cancer Alliance and all non-winning tickets roll over to the next drawing! We have over 30 prizes to give away by the end of October so you have a lot of chances to win!

June Sponsored Drawings:

• Smart Ass underwear

• Strider™ PREbike courtesy of Strider Sports International

• Sterling Silver PavĂ© Blue Ribbon Charm on a Sterling Silver Necklace from CharmFactory

• $50 gift certificate to Gabriel Cosmetics

June minor prizes:

• Red Envelope stationery set

• 3 piece Pawsafe cleanser set

• Yves Rocher bath & beauty products

Got2B Frizz Free!

-----  Winner Update!  Congrats to Amber! -----

I had the opportunity to try got2b smooth operator smoothing lustre lotion through BzzAgent today. I have to say that it held up to my expectations. My curls are frizz free in the sweltering Texas heat! And to top it off, it smells divine.

What does got2b have to do with training and running for a cure one might ask.  And I'm glad you did.  Usually by the time I come in from my walking/jogging (wogging?) my face is framed by these lovely, annoying whisps of curls.  When you're sweating from the effort of training and the Texas weather, you seriously consider attacking them with scissors.  Trust me on this. 

So today I thought why not give got2b smooth operator smoothing lustre lotion a try before I go out?  I ran a dime sized amount over my hair before putting it up in a pony and hit the door.  When I came back in 30 minutes later my hair looked pretty much the same, not counting the sweating.  :)  I'm now hooked.  I won't be training another day without got2b in my hair.  I'm so excited I can't wait to share samples and coupons for one winner and a friend.

Btw, Walgreens has got2b on sale right now for $3.99 (usually $8.99). Go out and grab you a bottle now!



Winner will recieve 2 0.35 oz (10 g) samples, 1 coupon for $1.00 off any full size got2b Smooth Operator Product (exp. 5/11/11) and 1 coupon for $2.50 off 1 Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion or 1  Smoothing Hairspray (exp. 9/30/10).

To enter this giveaway, please tell me about your hair woes. This is mandatory to participate.

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Please post one message for each extra entry. Remember to include your email address so that we can contact you if you win.

Contest closes June 18 at midnight CST.

Contest open to U.S. Residents with a valid street address. No PO Boxes please. Winner(s) are selected randomly through the use of unless otherwise noted and will be announced on the contest closing date. To claim your prize(s), you must contact us within 48 hours of the contest closing Prize(s) not claimed by (48 hours) will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected in a live giveaway. Please provide a valid email address to be informed in case you do win a giveaway.