Good afternoon, friends and fellow Active.com users! It's been what, 2 months since I've written a blog post here? I am obviously off my game! I have to be honest. It's not the lack of blog posts that I'm referring to. I'm talking about my lack of activeness in the past two months, with or without my blog! It's crazy! I feel really guilty for not running and exercising as much as I used to. With job hunting, finally working, and now more job hunting and graduate school researching, I am mentally too drained to get myself out the door anymore. However no more excuses! I need to pick up my running again. There are no races in store for me in the near future, so I'll just casually get in short distance runs to build up my motivation for the time being. Also, I'll do some more weights, make an effort to go hiking, and all that other good active stuff! My mind and body need to become one again! Anyways, this post might be the last one you see for awhile until I run a race or do something of interest. Just letting you all know.
I now leave you with my last completed donation run! In case you don't know what I'm referring to, I ran the San Jose Rock N' Roll Half Marathon in October 2010. It was my mission around Dec. 2009 to start collecting donations for the Lazarex Cancer Foundation with the goal of about $750. To reach my goal, I had an incentive around March 2010 that stated I'd run 1/4 of a mile for every dollar donated. That's like 187 miles. Since then I've been running those extra runs for people and writing them a nice little blog post. I was really good at running them, but after I graduated and got a job, it was difficult to find any time or motivation. Considering it's not yet October 201, I haven't passed my deadline in finishing these donation runs, so here's my last and final donation run:
My last donation run was for my good friend, Khang Vu, who donated $40 to the Lazarex Cancer Foundation! A little bit about Khang! I officially met Khang in my 2nd year at UC Irvine. I was at my other friend's apartment (Grace's), celebrating Jenny's birthday! Along with all my other friends, Grace invited her friends, Josh and Khang. We had cake, played pinata, and batted around skittles or M&Ms, I forget. The next day, I find a Facebook invite from Khang. From that point on, I would see Khang more often when I get invited (through Grace) to their apartment to hang out and we would become great friends! Overall, Khang is a very easy person to talk to! We hit it off pretty quickly. I think it's due to our geeky / nerdy common interests and sarcastic remarks haha. He's very nice, chill, and helpful, especially if you're asking for computer help! Coincidently, we're both from the same city. Khang is Grace's high school friend and it so happens they go to the local rival high school! Rawr! Not that I really care anyways... Now that we've both moved home, he's one of my reliable friends to hang out and just chat with! Oh, I forgot to mention we both have an affinity for coffee! He's the only one who likes getting coffee with me! Anyways, if you're reading this Khang, thanks for being an awesome friend! I know that $40 could have gone to more guitars, computers, or whatever it is you always buy, but thank you for making such a generous donation instead! Sorry you waited so long for this post, but it's finally here!
As for the donation run itself, I was to run at least 10 miles for Khang and that's what I did. My race ended a long time ago so my endurance has declined dramatically. I'm only able to run about 2 miles at a time now so that's why I've done 5 separate runs. I was supposed to finish it within a week or two, but I started working around this time. With a long commute, I never had the time and energy to get the runs in quickly enough. Fear no more, I'm done! I'd go into detail about the runs, but frankly it would be boring and I don't remember them anymore haha. All I can say is that they were all run on a tedious treadmill either at 24 Hour Fitness or at home. If it was at home, I was probably watching endless episodes of Friends!
Here's the proof:
Alright, that's it! I'm finally done with my donation runs! Yay! ::victory dance:: See you all next time!