Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I survived!

Pheeeeew! The party is over. Normally that statement brings me a bit of sadness but not this week!

My Ugly Sweater Fundraising Party is done. Complete. Finito! It was a great time and the best part??? I reached my fundraising goal for Roswell Park Cancer Institute-- and then some! Here's a look at my sweater?? What do you think?

I decided to go "homemade" because I just could not find an ugly enough sweater befitting the host!

Now I can focus no my training-- which, by the way-- in spite of a VERY stressful week of planning for that party-- is going VERY well.

I am logging 45 miles per week, will run my second 20 miler this week. I ran with my group last saturday (the morning before party) and we ran 17 in 2:37! The training coach for Roswell, who is a running machine, was quite happy. I was hoping to qualify for Boston but will settle with a 3:30+. This race is really about enjoying the experience!

Here are some more pictures of last Staurday's party!




and finally.......

After the party-- when I could finally get my drink on!!


  1. Hot sweater! I have to say the guy with the christmas sweater vest gets my vote...haha ;)
    Great idea by the way!!!

  2. That looks like an AWESOME party! And congratulations for reaching your fund-raising goal. You truly worked hard to get reach that goal! What a blessing you are to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute! :)

    I'm so glad your training is still going great. I can't wait to find out how you do in the marathon! Can you believe you are doing this? I mean, a year ago could you even imagine running a marathon? You are going to kick booty!

    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog post... I'm happy you stopped by. No worries about being unable to keep up on blogs. I know how busy life gets!

    Take care, Patrick!

  3. Fun times! Love the home made sweater. Disney is right around the corner...can't wait to cheer you on!

  4. Wow! You are rocking Patrick! You'r talking BQ pace at your first marathon! That is outstanding! I can still remember you were worried about doing a 2 hour half not that long ago. Things are definitely paying off for you the right way.

    And this is the time of year that I really *must* take my hat off to you guys. You're out there putting in 20 milers in single digit temperatures! Woah!