Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mother Nature, 1. Amanda, 0.

Well, I guess it wasn't *that* bad.... um, yeah, who am I kidding?!  It was 37 degrees and raining for my entire 8 miles tonight.

Had a great day at work. I knew it was going to be a rough run tonight, but I was ready to suck it up, lace up my sneaks, and hit the road. 
Here's a *relative* sense of what I looked like when I came home from work.

And here is what I looked like after my run...

Yup. Pretty accurate.

The highlight of my run - wearing my new running skirt! :)  Yup, I went there.  I am now the girly girl runner.  But I LOVE this skirt.  I got it from Athleta and it is perfect. Adds just enough of an extra layer to my bottom half to keep me a bit warmer on the chilly days. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tonight's run was brought to you by...

....the letters B and in Blustery Headwind.  Thanks Mother Nature, for the extra challenge.  Here's what I have for you...

...and AFTER my run....

Take that. :P

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Long weekend run, take 2!

So, Blizzard Nemo squashed my plans to run 15 miles last weekend.  I haven't run more than 10.5 since September 30 (Smuttynose Half). Yikes.  Anyway...I planned a little trip to the Cape to visit my parents (and Fenway Sally, of course!) and hopefully get 15-16 miles in a relatively snow-less area.  Well, now we are preparing for 4"-8" of snow between tonight and tomorrow. 

Channel 5 forecast as of Saturday evening.....

On the Cape.  Really, Mother Nature?! C'mon, help a girl out! Hoping for some clear roads by Monday!

Until then...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Want to win an iPad??

A HUGE thank you for all of your support thus far! I recently got some info from my contact at NF that came from John Hancock (the primary sponsor of the Boston Marathon).
Between now and February 24, anyone who donates $26 (or more) will be entered to win an iPad2 AND a $100 iTunes Gift Card. How cool is that??
So, all you need to do is click on the "Donate at Least $26..." link below, make a donation, and you will be entered to win!
Thank you for your continued support of my marathon training and Team NF!
Much Love,

Right now, anyone who donates at least $26 to any John Hancock
Boston Marathon fundraiser will get signed up to win an iPad2 and
a $100 iTunes gift card.

- Here's how everyone you know can win... Send the link to your
John Hancock Boston Marathon fundraiser to all your friends and
family and ask them to donate at least $26 too. That's it.

On February 24th 11:59pm EST, a winner will randomly be chosen.

If you have any questions, please email
and they'll solve everything right away.

Thanks so much.
Amanda Cancellieri, running for
Neurofibromatosis Inc. Northeast

Click Here for all the contest rules.

Friday, February 1, 2013

It is official!!

Got an email last night - and I am over-the-moon excited!!! Check it out:

117th Boston Marathon

Dear Amanda E. Cancellieri,

This is to notify you that your entry into the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday,
April 15, 2013 has been accepted, provided that the information you submitted is

A Confirmation of Acceptance card will soon be mailed to you via US Postal
Service mail.

In early April 2013, an official Number Pick-up Card and Welcome Booklet
regarding the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and related race week activities will
be mailed to you via US Postal Service first class mail.

This.Is.Real. Wow.