Thursday, June 12, 2008

Team in Training


I've mentioned it a few times, even posted about the volunteering and the concert, but I realized I never talked more about it. One of my closest friends, B, started training for Team in Training just over a month ago. In a nutshell, Team in Training is an organization that trains you to run in things like the Rock 'n Roll Marathon, or, like my friend B, in a triathlon. In return, you fundraise money that goes directly to fund research on leukemia and lymphoma. The way I understand it, there are "honored" team members, cancer survivors in whose honor you train. It's really quite neat, it's a huge, nationwide organization. There were hundreds (maybe even a thousand or more) TNTers at the San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon, some ran the half, others ran the whole. It's incredible how many people were running to support this cancer research. B has lost several friends to leukemia, and it's a really big deal for her, it's something she's very passionate about. I am so proud of her, this is really a big deal and she is such a role model in my life. (more than she knows I think) I have toyed with the idea of doing it myself at some point, but still am not sure if I am ready to make such a big commitment. I am completely willing to support my friend as she does this though, I think it's commendable.
I have been meaning to get over to donate to her, just haven't done it yet. I'm planning to do it tomorrow (since I'm crazy busy tonight with music lessons and rehearsals) Part of this post, is because I know she's still trying to fundraise a lot of money...her total is $4500. I'm posting a link to her Team in Training site, and if you feel moved or are able, take a look, check her out, support her if you can. She also needs a lot of prayers, they really help and I know they mean a lot to her.
The other thing, and maybe this is silly, but most of you know about my hesitancies of sharing my blog with friend irl, B is one of those people. So, needless to say, she doesn't know that I'm posting this, she doesn't know about my blog. She knows I read and comment on lots of blogs though. So there you go. Please keep B in your prayers, I just know she is making a huge impact on the world and inspiring so many people.

The picture for today is on that I took while we were cheering for the runners in the Rock 'n Roll Marathon a few weekends ago. It was a perfect day, and so very inspirational.


11 comments:

Eileen said...

What a wonderful thing Breanne is doing. Thank you for this important post. I went over to wish her well and donated. A great cause. I hope she gets to her goal.
XOXOXO

Jaina said...

Thank you so much Eileen! :) I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

Gramma Ann said...

What a sweet and thoughtful friend you have. I hope she reaches her goal.

If you haven't told her about your blog she will know now.

Have a happy week-end!

Jaina said...

Haha, I think she'll respect my wish to have it be my anonymous blog. Thanks Gramma Ann. :) Hope you have a lovely weekend as well. And Happy Father's Day to your husband :)

Bee Repartee said...

YAY for a good cause!!

I hope she gets mucho moolah.

Jaina said...

Thanks Bee! :)

MamaGeek said...

That's a very cool shot, the perspective is perfect. This is such a wonderful cause, I hope she reaches her goal.

Kellan said...

What a great organization/cause. I'll go over and see them right now. Take care - Kellan

Jaina said...

Thanks MamaGeek, that compliment means a lot coming from you. :)

Thanks Kellan! Hope you're having a wonderful evening.

EatPlayLove said...

team in training is a great organization! we support it and have many friends that have done triathalons and marathons with their support!

Jaina said...

It really is. I was surprised by how big it was. I learned quite a bit while making about a million peanut butter & jelly sandwiches when we volunteered at the marathon. It amazing how many people had done multiple events and were currently in training for another. They are such a wonderful organization.