Monday, April 30, 2007

Just another day in the life.

So, briefly and somewhat amusedly, the Boston Metro (a local, commuter paper) ran a story about me in their paper today. It's on page three, and there's even a lovely head-shot of yours truly. You can download the pdf file of today's paper HERE if you so desire. It's a super short article, but I was flattered the guy contacted me, and, considering his space limitations, I'd say it is a fine bit of journalistic profiling. So that was exciting.

While we're on the subject of publicity, or whatever, I have something I need to mention that I have been remiss in putting off. I was recently contacted by a woman who used to be my babysitter, which would have been quite a while ago. She, Amy, told me she was going to be running the Chicago Marathon with Team in Training, and she wanted to know if she could run it in my honor. Of course, I absolutely said yes. I was completely blown away by her asking me. Honestly, I think that is so cool! She's running one of the biggest marathons in the country, if not the world, she's raising money for a fantastic cause, and she's asking me if she can run in my honor. I mean, come on, how is that not awesome? From their website, Team in Training is "the world's largest endurance sports training program. The program provides training to run or walk marathons and half marathons or participate in triathlons and century (100-mile) bike rides. Since 1988, more than 300,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than $700 million" to fight and cure leukemia and lymphoma; they are a subgroup of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So, I am always cheering on Amy, especially now as she begins training for the marathon, which is in October. I think it's fair to say she is a huge inspiration to me, as I have always wanted to run a marathon, and she's doing it for such a great cause. Her page is HERE, if you want to follow her great progress in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Woo, let's cure cancer! It's also motivation for me to strap on my running shoes again, although I don't think I'll be marathon-ready for at least a little while longer. So that's my exciting news for the day. I had to go in for chemo as well, but that was terribly unexciting. Nonetheless, it was a decent day. Happy Monday night from here. Pax.


Megan Amanda Steffen said...

You're totally famous now. Can we still be friends?

kev-kev said...

yo giiirrl, i need yo autograph

does Team in Training abbreviate their name at all? because if they did...LOLZ!

hope your famous self is doing swell,