I'll run 26.2 miles...if you help me stop diabetes...
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Diabetes Action Poker Tournament
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Jonathon & Jaclyn Schmidt
Gina and Brad Angeletti
Mrs. Andi Sullivan
Tim Craft & Family
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Oak Grove Elementary
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Lance and Lindsey Coldren
Mr. Chris Scott
Mr. Robert Dore
Erik & Michele Baise
Angela M. Kale
Mrs. Jayme Molinari
The Janvrin Family
Dear Family and Friends,
After the loss of my father, William "Bill" Moffett in June 2012, I have been on a personal mission and/or journey. With the love and support of my wife, my children, my family and my friends I have lost over 50 lbs and have either completed or I am scheduled to complete 13.1 miles in Champaign, 20 miles in St. Charles, and countless additional runs, crossfit workouts and activities. This is why I have decided why stop there? Many people think I can be a little OCD anyway...
So, I recently accepted the challenge to run the Chicago Marathon this October for the Diabetes Action Team, in memory of "Bill". As part of this team, I will be working towards my goal of running 26.2 miles while raising money for diabetes research through the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (www.diabetesaction.org).
Diabetes is one of the most common and serious chronic diseases in the United States. The incidence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing. 26 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 million more are diagnosed every year. This includes 15,000 children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year.
You can help!
I have set a personal goal of $6000 in order to be the largest single fundraiser, for Diabetes Action Research and Eduction Foundation, in the Chicago Marathon. All of the money I raise for the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation will fund research to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. Every dollar counts so please donate what you can. Together, we can make a difference.
Thanks so much for your support and encouragement!
My Personal Web Log
Gotta take 1 step back to take 2 steps forward...
Well...it's the last day of August and we are officially 42 days away from my ultimate goal for this year... The Chicago Marathon!
With that said, my friend Erik Baise tells me frequently, "you gotta listen to your body." Well my body today told me that I should not have gotten out of bed. I told my body, we gotta get the miles in. Apparently, my body and I have come to a impass.
Earlier this week, after almost taking a month off from crossfit, I got back at it. This was good and bad. My first workout back we started off with max deadlifts. This was good because I PR'd my deadlift by 50 lbs. (*315 to 365) However, that 1 max rep was then followed by "good mornings" all of which working on my hamstrings in my first week back. Well you guessed it... I tweaked something and have been trying to "roll it out" all week. All the way to last night.
If you are needing to roll your muscles the night before a run... You prob should not be running.
Well, I got up this morning about 4:15 for my 6:30am run. Things felt ok, but not great. I had a bowl of cereal (first time for this on a race day...bad move) a protein shake and I was out the door about 5:30am as usual for these training runs. Everything was going good. I got the "movement" that I like on the body, felt hydrated and ready to roll. Also decided to move back to the 10:30 pmpm pace group to see if I could hold off the cramping in my calves I have had the last 2 long runs... This was the beginning of the end.
About a mile into the run my hamstring was so tight I dropped back to 11 min pmpm. Then at 3.5 miles the rains started. If you know me very well, you would know I HATE GETTING WET WIHT MY CLOTHES ON!!!! I must say I am a pretty fair weather runner. The rain and at times down pour would continue thru out the rest of the run. I eventually ended up completing 16 miles today and it was miserable. Almost every single step of it. I found myself getting very emotional in the latter parts of todays run thinking about what I have to still do to accomplish my ultimate goal and how much today hurt. Physically, Mentally and Emotionally. However, I did learn a few things...
-don't do good mornings the week of a long run.
-don't max your deadlift the week of a long run.
-don't eat raisin bran the morning of a long run.
-ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!
I do feel pretty positive about how well I stayed hydrated. Also, how I pushed thru the obvious pain of my hamstring and the discomfort of the rain. I do feel that a run like today will help me physically and mentally for what I still have to do. Unfortunately, these types of races don't get canceled. They go off rain or shine.
I also need to give some very special recognition... First to Emiley Clark and her boyfriend. I was in obvious pain and actually limping towards the end of our run today. They doubled back in their truck to check on me and did offer me a ride to the finish which I declined. Thank you for looking out for another runner. That was pretty cool. Also to my sister, who is fighting this fight with me. She has been awesome in her own fundraising efforts (garage sales and Oak Grove Elementary) in order to help me reach my goal. She will also be doing her first 5k with me in just a few weeks. This is something I am really looking forward to.
Peggy Moffett and Dawn Oakleaf... You two never cease to amaze me. I know you are also fighting this fight with me and I can't express enough how much you two mean to me. Thank you!
Next up... I will be volunteering at this years Madison, WI Ironman on sunday Sept. 8th with the hopes of competing next year. Then home to Decatur, IL to see my family/friends and complete Kiddo's first 5k (Macon County Strides for Down Syndrome "Peanut" Walk) and the Shoreline Classic 15k on Sept 14th and 15th.
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