Wednesday: What better way to get over your slump than run till you just decides to turn around? It was National Running Day….so I got home and easily got into my house (since we fixed the lock situation) J… laced up my shoes….and decided I’d run further down the road and turn around point then I have yet. So as Forrest Gump would say…”I just kept running”….. (However I didn’t run as far as him)…but I will J I ran a few little turns in the road further than I have before…turned around….and even decided to run the flat loop before heading back up the hill…. Today’s run was probably 9-9 1/2 miles (give or take a little)
Thursday: I ran about 5 miles this evening, however I lost track of about 2 of those…somehow I must have been in a trance of thought because when I got to the turnaround point I’d assumed I would turn at I really had forgotten how I got there. I wish I could say I ran record timing in that little straight stretch…but I don’t think that was the case J I’ve been researching some apps I may be able to use as a GPS tracking/training for compatible with my Blackberry to become a little bit more “tech savvy” in my training. (Yes I know I’m outdated and need to get with it) J Any recommendations would be great! I’m thinking that may help change things up a little bit and start to push me now that my mileage base is getting settled.
Tomorrow marks a ceremony that dad was a part of 2 years ago. I have seen several articles in the paper recently highlighting the upcoming Mid Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and it makes me smile to know that 2 years ago dad had such a wonderful turn out of supporters show up to watch him be inducted. Ritchie County had several tables filled showing their support thanks to a lot of help from Kathy Carpenter.
For those of you who want to see a little view of dad’s induction speech, you can click on the link below.
Dad’s speaking abilities (if any) have been limited due to the effects of Parkinson’s, so you can see my mom here giving the speech. We look to celebrate that day as it was a great day for dad, and one we know means a lot to him. Always find the moments to celebrate as it’s too easy to find the moments to bring us down.
This is just another thing to show just how much dad means to not only me, but, my sisters, my mom, my extended family, his athletes, and more…. knowing the lives my dad has influenced that continue to remember and do great things because he chose to invest his time in their life.
|The Family With Dad|
|Dad with Coach Dave Mossor|
|Me and Dad|
|Dad Receiving the Award|
|Dad with Aly and Kathy Carpenter|
|Phyllis Haught and Clinton Hardman|
|Family at the revealing of plaques at the Mall|
|Angie and Brittany Sellers|
|Ritchie County Rebels :)|
For those keeping up with the Fundraising Friday News…here is your update:
We’ve had a little bit of a sluggish time as for the donations amount increase…BUT….I’ve been a little in and out with things that is part to blame. I’ve been working on the organizational part of some ideas…so I know when those happen we’ll have some bigger bumps in amounts J Let's set a goal to be at $3,500 by the end of this month! To be at the $10,000 goal by November we'll need to get some events together to help. :)
Fundraising News:I've been told several times as another goal for our Dollars for Dad project is to get $1 from every county in WV....so who's up for it :) WV has 55 counties I also know which counties we have covered so far from my list....so for WV Pride I think we can do that as well.
Does anyone want to be in charge of this project? :) I have always said I need to learn to be a better delegator :)
The states we have represented and donations arrived so far are (It keeps growing!):
Please note also I am still finalizing where some of the online donation people are “Located” to show representation of their location for this project.
- West Virginia- Counties of (Wood, Raleigh, Boone, Ritchie, Jackson, Marshall, Doddridge)
- Vermont (thakn you for the decorated envelope) :)
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
- Michigan (We met a Faily on our Amish Country trip and after telling them what we are doing they donated)
The address to mail Dollars for Dad Project is:
Attention: Missy Spangler
P.O. Box 403
Ripley, WV 25271
Our Team Fox Official Website Has Donations as of now for: $2,579.84
We are a little over a quarter of our way to our Goal of $10,000!!! We can do this!
The Website for it is (You can click on this link directly and donate via online):
I will be submitting Dollars for Dad funds & Greeting Cards once we get in $50 increments or after specific events.
We are planning a Scrapbooking Crop in Charleston as a fundraiser with my cousin that will be held in Early October. I’ll have more details on that soon.
If anyone would like a “Pennies for Parkinson’s” coin jar to display to have people drop in their change, just let me know and I’ll arrange to get you some we are making. Every penny counts!
If you are running the Parkersburg Half Marathon or 2 mile, send me a note at MissySpangler22@yahoo.com. I will add you to a list to update you on any plans we have to do for the day and as a “Team”.
If you would like to write a check and mail it directly to the Team Fox Please Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email you a form you can use.
So there is your Friday Fundraising Update J Thank you too ALL those who have messaged me with projects you are working on to help, comments, goals, suggestions, and so forth. This is my way of feeling connected with trying to make all of this better…and know how much
We appreciate it!