Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Operation Jack Satellite Run

December 26, 2010 marks a big day in the journey of Sam Felsenfeld and Operation Jack.  Sam set out to run 61 marathons in 2010 to raise funds and awareness for Train 4 Autism.  This journey started on January 1, 2010 and will come to a close on December 26, 2010 when Sam runs his 61st, and final, marathon of the year in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Sam and his beautiful family, Tiffany, Ben, Jack, and Ava
As you may know, live in St. Louis, MO, and as much as I'd love to be in California on 12/26, I will be right here in the Lou.  I was pretty bummed about not being able to be a part of Sam's final race until Sam mentioned on Twitter that he decided to have a satellite run option for those of us not in Southern Cali. 

Here are the details (copied straight from Operation Jack's site):

If you can't make it to Southern California on December 26, you can still participate by going out for a 6.1-mile run wherever you are. We're aiming for participants in all 50 states, plus as many countries as possible.
It's one last chance to raise awareness and funds for Train 4 Autism in as many locations as possible.
Participants will receive a race medal and t-shirt.
Registration Fee: $25
Fundraising: Click here to create a fundraising page for this event. Raise just $30 to bypass the registration fee! Click "Join Our Team" to join the team and create a fundraising page.
Registration: If you'd rather register than fundraise, click here to register now! Your name will appear on the list below within 1-2 days.

Sam's Goal is to get at least one person from every state to participate in the satellite run, and while Maine may be kicking every one's collective heines, at least Missouri and Illinois (where I'm from) are throwing in respectable numbers.  While I bet we can get those numbers a little higher, here's what I'm really writing to request, there are TEN states that are not yet represented in the satellite run and I'd like that to change.  I'm talking to you Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming! 

I know I have had readers in every one of the states listed about, and while y'all may not be runners or walkers, I'm sure you know someone who knows someone who is! Please help spread the word. I'd really like to see the entire country back the efforts of Sam.

If you're in the St. Louis area and would like to meet up to run or walk these 6.1 miles, please let me know and I'll be happy to come up with a route for us!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Run for the Ranch - A letter

The below is a letter that I have sent to everyone I can find that maybe able to influence the 2011 Run for the Ranch. I hope it does not fall on deaf ears.

I am writing regarding concerns with the Run for the Ranch Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k that was held on the campus of Southwest Missouri State University on December 19, 2010.

As a marathon runner, I have devoted hundreds of hours to training, choosing the races that I want to participate in, and planning out the logistics of race day. A marathon is something that requires one to spend time apart from family and friends while training. Racing is also a large financial investment, especially if traveling out of town for a race.  These are things that all runners accept. They joy of crossing that finish line makes every sacrifice worth it.

Runners understand that things can, and will, go wrong on race day.  Injuries can cut training short, bad weather can make race day miserable, illnesses can strike.  These are risks we are all aware of and accept.  Runners also expect that the races they choose to run will be safe.  We expect that the course will be clearly marked and well-lit, that, when possible, roads will be closed, that Course Marshalls will be monitoring the course, that aid stations will be manned until the official close of the race and that medical assistance will be available if needed.

Race Directors are only human and I cannot begin to comprehend the work that goes into putting on a wonderful race.  I have completed races of all sizes, from a 5k with twenty-five participants to the Chicago Marathon, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Race Directors responsible for putting these fabulous events together. 

Runners realize that Race Directors are only human and expect a few hiccups on race day, especially in smaller, less expensive races.  That is why I could forgive a lot of what occurred during Run for the Ranch. 

From the moment my friends and I stepped into the Student Center for registration/packet pick-up, everyone we encountered was curt, almost to the point of disrespectful, when speaking to us. Things were disorganized from the start. When a runner asked to see a course map, someone manning the registration table told him that there were none available and if he didn’t know the course by now a map wouldn’t help.  The course was boring. The roads that we were running on were not closed to traffic and runners were forced to use the sidewalks. The half marathon, 10k and 5k all used the same course as the marathon which caused a lot of congestion on the course. The aid station on the track closed almost three hours before the official close of the race. I was not offered food, water, or an electrolyte replacement drink after crossing the finish line. Runners had to wait in long lines for a food ticket and to receive their medals.  These are all things that a runner has the right to complain about, but they are things runners are willing to overlook.

The one thing that I cannot and will not over look is the lack of medical assistance at this race. While on the course, a friend on mine became ill and was extremely dehydrated. As she completed her seventh lap, she informed myself and another friend that she was dehydrated and would likely need medical attention after the race.  My friend and I immediately gathered our things and began trying to find help for her.  We spoke to every race official or volunteer we could find, including the Race Director. I was in disbelief to find that most of them did not even know if medical help was available. I was angry after the Race Director ignored our requests for help and continued to announce awards. I was furious when we were laughed at by a man in the timing van while he joked that we should call 911.

When our friend finished, she collapsed into my friends arms.  She couldn’t walk without assistance and she was slurring her speech.  Even at that point no one offered any assistance.  There were several race officials at the finish line and not one of them even offered to get a bottle of water and open it for her.  It’s scary to think about what could have happened to her if she had traveled alone to this race.
I can say, with absolute certainty, that it is irresponsible and negligent to stage a race without having medical assistance available.  I don’t believe I have ever participated in even a one mile race without seeing medics on site. Marathons are dangerous events – a lot of things can go wrong when covering 26.2 miles on foot. Unfortunately people do die while completing this distance.  What would have happened if a runner had collapsed on the course? There were no race officials anywhere to see if someone was in distress.

If calling 911 for emergency services was our only option, doesn’t it only seem reasonable that someone would offer their assistance? I understand that every member of a race crew has a job to do, but someone out on their course was in trouble.  Any number of people could have put their duties aside for a few moments to have helped us.  As stated before, not only did we not receive any assistance we were laughed at while trying to get our friend help.  I would venture to guess that she was not the only person on the course that could have used assistance. 

There are numerous things about this race that runners could have legitimate complaints about, however, the real problem with Run for the Ranch was that it was dangerous. Runners were dodging cars on the course, after the sun went down there were parts of the course that were poorly lit, there were no Course Marshalls to offer assistance while on the course, one of the two aid stations was closed early, and medical aid was denied by every single person we could find to seek help.  When you take everything else away, the real duty of a race director is to ensure the safety of his or her runners and he failed to do that.

In closing, I ask that you require a realistic plan for emergency medical staff for the 2011 Run for the Ranch. I think it would be reasonable to request that the Race Director step down or even request that this race is not held again, but I am not asking for those things to happen. I am only requesting that someone put some time and effort into thinking about the safety of the runners.

Thank you.
Jennifer Whitter Adams

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My day started like this...

and now feels like this...

but I will get through it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Everyone loves a giveaway!

So you should check out this awesome iPod Shuffle giveaway over at 26.2 Is My Cooldown!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Saucony Kinvaras

With any luck these bad boys will be mine in just a few short hours!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ShoeDazzle - December

First of all, if you're reading this in Google Reader, hop on over to my blog to check out my awesome new layout!  A huge thanks goes out to Erin for the completely customized design - she seriously transformed my blog in 24 hours!

Ok, now on to the shoes!  Here's my favorite from my December ShoeDazzle showroom.  As always, please leave me a comment letting me know your favorite (and PLEASE tell me if you think they're all hideous!).

A desire for style sets off a chain reaction in this metallic faux leather and snakeskin platform.

Deseo is clearly showy, so show off in this season’s hottest Lucite jewelry and pale gray tones. In a room full of LBDs, lighter hues will shine like Deseo’s metallic faux leather and metal embellishments!

A studded contrast bow lends a subtle edge to classic faux leather pumps.

Bonbon may seem sweet, but her hardware accents signal urban sophistication. She’s just as appropriate with lighter-wash jeans, a tee and a casual scarf as she is with a goddess-glam one-shoulder party dress and rhinestone-encrusted baubles.

Glossy and glam in faux patent leather, Club pops against a matte black platform.

This shoe is a showstopper, with a towering heel and substantial platform that will lengthen your legs for miles and add some sex appeal to your look. Keep it elegant with a black satin cocktail dress and a shimmering gold, layered necklace.

Walk on the wild side in this dramatic faux croc pump.

Frederique’s purple hue is rich, so play up the drama with a wrap dress in a contrasting color. She’s got texture and a hidden platform that will lengthen your legs for miles, so complement her endive faux snakeskin heel with glitzy gold accessories, then mix in some silver bangles for an eclectic twist.

Here are my thoughts on all of these shoes:

I really like Desco and I don't have another pair of shoes like it, but do I really need to buy open toe shoes in December?

Bonbon is super cute. I love the color gray and the studded purple bow! The catch is I've purchased several pairs of gray heels this fall, not sure if I should add another to my collection.

I'm not sure why, but I really like Club. I have other blue shoes, but not this color blue. To me they look fun...but part of me also wonders if they look trashy.

At first glance I feel in love with Frederique, but when I looked closer I noticed that they heel is cream. I'm not sure that I love the two-tone look. 

Ok guys, what do you think? Love 'em or Hate 'em??

Friday, December 3, 2010

Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale...

In just a few short hours Ashley and I will be heading to Memphis for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon (and half)! 

This is probably my favorite my favorite race - there's nothing like running through the campus of St. Jude and seeing the patients cheering you on.

As much fun as I had at this race last year, I have a feeling that it won't even compare to the weekend I'm about to have.  You see, the real reason I'm so excited about tomorrow is that Ashley is running her first marathon!!  I got to be with a lot of friends who were running there first 26.2 in Chicago but I obviously didn't get the opportunity to see them finish and cheer them on.  This weekend will be totally different.  I'm running the half and Ash is running the full - that means I'll have plenty of time to run my race, get my medal, go to our hotel, change clothes, grab the sign I made and head to the course to find her. 

Ashley's friendship means the world to me and I am so honored and excited to be a part of her first marathon.  I can't wait to watch her cross that magic finish line and see her face as she realizes all of her hard work has paid off handsomely!   Every marathoner knows that nothing really compares to the feeling of crossing that finish line for the first time.  Being there for Ashley's finish is going to be pretty special for me. So thanks, Ashley, for letting me be a part of this weekend!

Ok, enough with the sappy shit....

Ashley - Feed the f*cking dog!!!

The sign I made for Ashley

And if you don't know the meaning of feed the f*cking dog, do yourself a favor and read this post from Ashley. It's something every runner should read!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wedsday this isn't exactly (ok it's not at all) a Wordless Wednesday.  I started looking for hot shoes to show you today and I found these!!

Here are the details: 

Welcome to comfortable heels! This 3.5” pump is perfect to dress up any outfit and put a smile on your face. This classic style is so versatile and never felt so good. The ____________________ comfort footbed will give you confidence knowing your feet will be thankful!
The _______________ high heel features:
  • Genuine leather lining – supple leather lining ensures breathable wear and immediate comfort with little or no break-in required.
  • Shock-absorbing innersole for reduced muscle fatigue and added stability.
  • Durable TR (Thermoplastic Rubber) outsole provides resilience and traction for long-lasting quality – can be resoled.
  • 3.5 inch high heel (88.9 mm).

They're also available in these other awesome colors:

See - aren't they all cute?? And as an extra bonus, every single review I can find for them is positive (well, except for the one that said they run very small) and said this sure is even better in person and very comfortable.  How often does that happen?

These shoes are $99.99.  They offer free shipping! Ebates will give you 7.5% cash back for your purchase of these shoes.

Have you noticed that I haven't posted any links or given you the name or designer of these shoes??  Yeah I thought you probably had.  Wanna know why?? Because they're designed by...I can't believe I'm saying this...they're designed by crocs.  That's right, crocs.  More specifically, You by crocs.  The beauty I've been going on and on about is the Frilita.

Yeah, you read that right.  I'm posting about fucking crocs.  You know, the shoes I often say were created by the devil himself.  And yeah, I still think crocs are creations of the devil, but their You line has some cute stuff like these hot boots and...ok, maybe those are the only two pairs I like, but man I really like them.

So I'm here to ask you, how big of a hipocrite would I be if I bought a pair of shoes from crocs?  Are they really cute or am I fooling myself?  HELP!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Do I have anywhere to wear these? Of course not, but if I were to find Sergio Rossi - Sequined Over-the-Knee Boots under the Christmas tree I'd certainly find the perfect occassion!


Here's the details from Bergdorf's site:

High shine: Light-reflecting boot rises up over the knee from a delicate heel for undeniable drama.

  • Sequins sewn on nylon in sleek, seamless design that flares at the top.
  • Almond toe.
  • Pull-on style.
  • Sequins cover 4 1/4" thin, straight heel.
  • Soft satin lining.
  • Leather padded insole and sole.
  • Approximately 23 1/2"H overall.
  • Made in Italy.

Aren't they beautiful?? I'd trade in 20 pairs of shoes just to own these beauties! I love the perfetly placed sequins, the sexy flair above the knee, and the hot 4 1/4" skinny heel.  They've also got that cute almond toe that I seem to be very in love with this season. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

2011 Race Calendar

I figured it's probably time for me to sit down and get my 2011 race calendar together. Of course all of this is subject to change (you know just in case I regain my sanity).

  1. Texas Marathon (half); Kingwood, TX, January 1, 2011 - I cannot think of a better way to kick off 2011!! Done
  2. The Goofy Challenge; Orlando, FL, January 8-9, 2011 - If you haven't heard of Goofy, here's what Disney has to say about it: Are you looking for the ultimate test of endurance? Then compete in Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge where you will run the Half Marathon on Saturday and then the Marathon on Sunday. If you finish both races in the time limit you will be awarded the coveted Goofy medal. Sounds like fun, huh :) Half - Done; Full - DNF
  3. Cowtown 5k; Fort Worth, TX, February 26, 2011 - I decided to add on the 5k so that I can get the *special* Cowtown Challenge medal! Done
  4. Cowtown Marathon I'll be doing the half. Done
  5. Rock n Roll Dallas Half; Dallas TX, March 27, 2011 - This is the first of at least four Rock n Roll races in 2011. Again, I love Texas and had a blast running the inaugural RnR Dallas in 2010.
  6. Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon; Springfield, IL, April 2, 2012 - I don't really know a lot about this race or the course, but I'm excited to run by all of the historic sites and earn the giant penny medal!
  7. Go St. Louis 5k; St. Louis, MO, April 9, 2011 - A nice way to kick off the weekend!
  8. Go St. Louis Marathon (Relay); St. Louis, MO, April 10, 2011 - This should be a fun one. I'm looking forward to my second relay (and I'm assuming this one will be much more organized than my first!).
  9. Illinois Marathon (I-Challenge) - 5k and Half; Champaign, IL, April 29-30 - ∫ I decided to scratch OKC and Flying Pig for this year. The IL Marathon is close and cheap ($75 for both races). As an added bonus I'm gonna be hanging with 3 of my Ragnar girls, Jess, Courtney, and Becca. I've heard awesome things about the post race spread and who doesn't like earning 3 medals in one weekend?
  10. Girls on the Run 5k; St. Louis, MO - May 15, 2011 - I first heard about GOTR last year. Alayna and I ran their 5k and it was so amazing to see all of the girls having a good time and learning to love running. Late last year I found out about an opportunity to join their Junior Board, and in November 2010, I attended my first meeting. I'm proud to be a part of this organization and am so looking forward to this race!
  11. YMCA of Southwest Illinois 1st Annual Half Marathon; Maryville, IL, May 22, 2011 - If you're in the St. Louis area you should check out this race. The half marathon is only $24 and the other races being held that day are FREE!!!!
  12. Red Dirt Run of Honor; Enid, OK, May 28, 2011 - Yet another race I'm stoked about. My friend Glenn is the RD for this race. I was supposed to be part of the inaugural race in 2010, but family commitments kept me in St. Louis that weekend. This year I promise to be there, I'm looking forward to the awesome medal - dog tags!!!
  13. Ragnar Chicago; Madison, WI to Chicago, IL, June 10-11, 2011 - To say I'm excited about this race would be the understatement of the century. From Ragnar's site: Picture this: A relay race spanning 200 miles, starting in Madison hopping a state line and ending in Chicago. This adventure-fest will push you and 11 pals through 200 miles of stunning scenery. Starting in Madison, Wisconsin, your team will head south east towards the southern tip of Lake Michigan. The race (and your stamina) wraps up in the "Windy City" - Chicago. If you want to keep up with the other 11 crazies I'll be running with, you can follow them here.
  14. El Scorcho 25k; Fort Worth, TX, July 16-17, 2011 - Yep, I'm headed back to Fort Worth again, this time to tackle my first (and probably last) ultra. What is El Scorcho you ask? Their website says El Scorcho is a ridiculously foolish endurance run that takes place at midnight in Fort Worth, Texas in the middle of the summer. Because we're so nice, we give you a choice--run 25 km or 50 km. That's 15.53499 miles or 31.06999 miles. We like to think of the two distances as La Scorchita and El Scorcho. But really, it's up to you. Both of them take a certain fortitude. Or stupidity. You make the call. Yep - 31.06999 miles in July in Texas at midnight!!!
  15. Rock n Roll Chicago Half; Chicago, IL, August 14, 2011 - Heading back for a second time. It was a beautiful course and a fun finish line.
  16. Disneyland Half Marathon; Anaheim, CA, September 4, 2011 - Here's where I confess that I've never been to California. Can you believe it? I can't. I've promised a bunch of people that I'd change that next year, so I decided to add this race to my calendar. And as an added bonus I'll earn Disney's Coast to Coast medal for participating in races at Disney World and Disneyland!
  17. Warrior Dash Missouri; Old Monroe, MO, October, 15, 2011 - I did the Warrior Dash in Joliet last year, and it was fun but I had decided I wasn't going to drive 4 hours to run this again. Well, Warrior Dash added a less than an hour from St. Louis. I'm getting a big group of people from my office together for this one, so it should be a great time!
  18. Go! St. Louis Halloween 10k; St. Louis, MO, October 16, 2011 - This might be my favorite local race! This year the course changed and it went through my 'hood and I was really glad I'm used to running the hills of Soulard. The fun costumes just add to the good time!
  19. Rock n Roll St. Louis Half; St. Louis, MO, October 23, 2011 - Finally - St. Louis is getting a B.I.G. time marathon! I'm so excited about this race - a lot of my local friends have decided to make this their first race and a lot of my twitter/daily mile friends are coming to town for it! Ashley & I are determined to make it a kick ass weekend!!
  20. Rock n Roll Savannah Half; Savannah GA, November 5, 2011 - My fourth Rock n Roll event of 2011. This time I'm meeting a huge group of Twitter girls and we're all renting a house for the weekend. P-A-R-T-Y-T-I-M-E!!!
  21. St. Jude's Memphis Marathon (half); Memphis Tennessee, December 3, 2011 - This is one of my favorite races! I love Memphis and Memphis loves St. Jude's. I've never seen such amazing course support and nothing will ever compare to running through St. Jude's campus.

Updated as of Feb 7th

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance

Before I started writing this, I was sitting on my couch feeling a bit sorry for myself. 

This afternoon I had a meeting with my attorney and I learned my divorce won't be finalized as quickly as I'd hoped.  I came home, bitched to Mary, and turned the dvr'd episode of today's Oprah with Garth Brooks.  The first song he sang was Unanswered Prayers. It's a beautiful song, but I couldn't help but think how different (ie easier) my life would have been if God had left my prayer for a husband unanswered.  Of all the prayers, why did God have to pick that one to answer? 

Garth closed the show by singing The Dance.

The Dance got me thinking.  Would I really change the last four years of my life if given the chance?  Of course, my initial reaction is a resounding "Hell yes," but after a little bit of thinking, my answer changed. 

I've eluded to this before, but I don't think I've ever come out and said it.  I am thankful for my marriage.

Before you start calling me crazy - hear me out. 

Was it a healthy relationship? No. 
Would I ever wish an abusive relationship on anyone? No.
Am I still struggling with the negative effects my marriage had on my life? Yes.
Would I do it all over again if I were given the chance? Probably not.
Did going through a bad marriage bring me to where I am today? Absolutely.

You see, I strongly believe that my ex-husband is indirectly (and maybe directly) responsible for me becoming a runner.  He took me to a very dark and scary place, one that I was sure I'd never escape. Looking back on my life since my separation, I now know without a doubt that I needed to hit rock bottom for me to learn that I had the strength to pick myself up.  And for me, picking myself up began the day I took those first steps as a runner.

Running has sped up the healing process. I learned that I could do things I never thought I could, like run a mile. It made me believe that I could do things that seemed impossible, like run a marathon.  It has allowed me to travel and to make new friends.  It has allowed me to raise thousands of dollars for causes that I hold close to my heart. Most importantly, running has given me a confidence that I never thought was possible.  

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

For me, truer words have never been spoken. 

Now as I sit here, looking back on my life in a different perspective than I had just 2 hours ago, I realize that God sure does know what He is doing.  So many of my prayers did, indeed, go unanswered. During the 7 1/2 months of my marriage I said many prayers asking God for a child and maybe even more prayers asking that He give me the strength to keep my marriage going.  I never asked God for the strength to leave or to allow me to be content without a child, yet that's just what He did.

So this Thanksgiving, I'm going to take a moment to be thankful for so many things, including the things I often wish didn't happen.

Wordless Wednsday

Paris Hilton : Senorita - Grey Lace - $94.99

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Breathe is defined as follows:

1.   to take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale; respire.
2.   (in speech) to control the outgoing breath in producing voice and speech sounds.
3.   to pause, as for breath; take rest: How about giving me a chance to breathe?
4.   to move gently or blow lightly, as air.
5.   to live; exist: Hardly a man breathes who has not known great sorrow.
I can't go into a lot of details just yet, but something happened today. Something big. Something that has allowed me a little room to breathe and for that I am more thankful than anyone could ever know.
For those of you who may be new around here, please do me a favor and take a second to read this post I wrote earlier this month. 
Change the facts – speak up, speak out, and make a difference for victims of domestic violence.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

And the winners are....

Allied Steel Medal Display: Danielle

Zensah Calf Sleeve: Richard

Yurbuds: Courtney

SpiBelt: Lana

$30 RoadID gift certificates: Ron and Cecilia

$15 RoadID gift certificates: Adam and Nick

GU and Body Glide: Dee

Bondi Bands: Sandra

I'll be sticking all of your prizes in the mail in the next day or two.

Thanks so much to all of you who donated to TNT and supported my fundraising goal!!! I can't believe in about 45 days I'll be in Orlando taking on the Goofy Challenge!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Burberry Check Rain Boots - $225

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Raffle Time!!!

Y'all probably know that I'm running Disney's Goofy Challenge with Team in Training and you have all been so generous with your support. I cannot thank you enough!  My fundraising deadline is coming up next month and I'm SOOO close to my goal. I just need another little push and what better way to do it that an awesome raffle full of really cool running stuff?!?

I reached out to a few companies and they were all so cool to help me out!  So here's a huge shout out to Allied Steel, Yurbuds, Zensah, SpiBelt and RoadID!!! They're all great companies - and they all produce awesome products that I use!  Here's what you have a chance at winning...

Allied Steel - Runner Medal Display

Zensah Compression Sleeves in Green


Reflective SPIbelt

Two $30 gift certificates and Two $15 gift certificates!!!

I'm also adding  a package of 10 GUs in various flavor and a large stick of BodyGlide!

So now how do you enter?  Here are the rules:

Go to my fundraising website HERE and donate however much you want and then come back here leaving me a comment to let me know you donated and you're in! You'll get one entry for EVERY $5 that you donate!!! 
Plus once you donate there are a few more ways to get extra entries (but remember you must donate in order to be eligible for the extra entries): 

1. Become a follower of my blog or already be one. Leave a comment. 
2. Put a link to this giveaway on your blog. Leave a comment. 
3. Have a blog post specifically mentioning/advertising this giveaway. Leave a comment. (+2 entries)
4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment.
You can enter through the end of the day on Monday, November 15th. Winners will be drawn Tuesday the 16th!
Thank you again to all the wonderful companies that donate fabulous prizes, thank you to all who have already donated and a thank you in advance to everyone who will donate through this raffle!