Raffle to Cure Cancer…And Read on a Pretty New Kindle

As many of you know, at least those of you who have been reading The Kim Challenge for a while now, I am incredibly passionate about the charities I support.  Before I worked as a writer full-time, I worked in the non-profit arena, raising money primarily for health organizations.

Well, I don’t sit in a cube […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Giveaways, Team in Training|Comments Off on Raffle to Cure Cancer…And Read on a Pretty New Kindle

We Have a Winner

First of all, THANK YOU to all of you who donated to the Coach for a Cause Raffle. Together we raised over $1000 that will go toward cancer research, treatment, and patient outreach. You rock!

While I’m still fundraising, the bag raffle ended this morning. I wish I had a bag I could send to every […]

By |February 2nd, 2013|Team in Training|Comments Off on We Have a Winner

48 Hours Left–Don’t Forget to Enter the Coach for a Cause Raffle!

Thank you to all of you have donated to my Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser, the Coach Bag (Ashley Leather Swingpack, Retail value $168.00) raffle has raised almost $1000! That money will go toward cancer research, treatment, and patient outreach.

I won’t announce a winner until Saturday morning, so there’s still time to enter! You can […]

By |January 30th, 2013|Team in Training|Comments Off on 48 Hours Left–Don’t Forget to Enter the Coach for a Cause Raffle!

Raffle to Raise Money…and Accessorize

Hey Kim Challengers,

As you know I’ve been working hard training for my half-marathon, but I’m still sluggish in the fundraising department. I feel awkward asking ya’ll for money without giving you something in return, so I’m raffling off a beautiful *Brand New* Coach Bag (Ashley Leather Swingpack, Retail value $168.00).

You can win this bag for […]

By |January 16th, 2013|Team in Training|Comments Off on Raffle to Raise Money…and Accessorize

Month One Review of Team in Training

I have officially been participating in Team-in-Training for one month. I happened to pick the race with the longest lead time, so that I could spend a decent amount of time being spastic, which means I have three-and-a-half full months to go. I need every second of that time.

Before I took the plunge and signed […]

By |January 7th, 2013|Team in Training|2 Comments

You know you’re a grown up when…

Now that I’m in my final week of my 20s (my 30th birthday is this Sunday…eek/yippee!) I’m pretending to be mature, at least in matters of my health and well-being  Before I started training for my half-marathon I noticed that an old hip injury had flared up…now, since I hadn’t started training for the race yet […]

By |December 18th, 2012|Daily Confessional, Team in Training|4 Comments

First Run Down, Four More Months to Go

Yesterday was my first group training run for Team-in-Training. I was a bit trepidatious about the whole thing, seeing as how it has been quite a while since I left the comfort of the treadmill and ran outside for any considerable distance. Lucky for me, we didn’t run a considerable distance; the run itself was […]

By |December 9th, 2012|Daily Confessional, Team in Training|Comments Off on First Run Down, Four More Months to Go

Let the Games Begin

Last night was the kickoff of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Spring 2013 Season. I got a spiffy new running shirt, met my teammates, and listened to some really sweet/tragic/hopeful testimonies from the people that this charity helps every day with the money raised from events like the one I’m participating in this […]

By |December 6th, 2012|Daily Confessional, Team in Training|2 Comments

Training to be 30

It has already been established that I run, but that I am not a runner.

So, why in the world did I sign up for a half-marathon?

The answer is easy: I’m turning 30. Okay, maybe the answer is short, not easy. Nothing about running a half-marathon is easy. And nothing about why I signed up for […]

By |November 14th, 2012|Daily Confessional, Team in Training|1 Comment