I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the bake sale! Most especially the bakers that made it possible - and all of you that bidded on items. It was a success and I was able to get closer to my goal! I made right around $800 that went directly to Dana Farber and came so close to my goal. I have until July 31 so I am going to try to raise my final 450 or at least get as close as I can!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, I AM VERY GRATEFUL! If anyone tries to do something similar in the future - please feel free to contact me for any help or questions! I saw this on a few other blogs and asked a few questions of the bloggers to get an idea and for some help - but I guess they were too good for me - no response. That left me feeling quite bitter!! I stopped reading those blogs. I will help anytime!
Thoughts on the bake sale:
It was really fun. I would do it again, with a few changes. I would let it run over the whole week to make sure I was getting people to check it out that might have been away on the one day. I wouldn't bake anything. I would really try hard to get outside bakers and donations. The baking to take pictures and then again to send out really took a toll - on my diet, expenses and my time! Having to ship the items to multiple people adds up, and some of the companies that donated shipped things directly to me and then I had to ship out which in some cases cancelled out any money that was made! A good deal of footwork went into setting it up, and so baking just took too much out of it.
There are still a few things that you can bid on - especially the Anzac cookies. I can't believe no one bid on them - they are SOOO good!! And from a native Australian!! (Lizzie!)
I wish I had a setup like Mama Simmons where I had someone that could come watch Nick for 30 minutes while I finished swimming. It is like getting up before 5 to swim for 45 minutes and speed home to get back in time for Bill to leave for work. Sometimes Nick is sleeping when I get home, so I just wish I had a neighbor or friend that could just drink some coffee and read the paper until I returned!!
Masters swimming is out of college and older swimmers who get together and swim! Someone makes up a set every workout and it is like an organized swim workout on intervals. It is great - reminds me of swim practice back in the day. Unforunately I always seem to be one of the youngest people there with older people (like 40s/50s) kicking my a**. The good thing is that there seem to be a good # of triathletes so they can help me to get into one I bet!
I don't know how I"m getting in a long run this weekend. I'm not interested at all. I have not really followed my training plan this week, I am just doing whatever I feel like. I plan to run the Philly marathon in November and tentatively Steamtown in October, but speedwise, I just don't feel like pushing it right now. I can't get motivated to do so. I'm so tired of my basement treadmill right now too.