Friday, December 4, 2009

Five things Friday, ep. 5: The Cans for Comments version!

  1. After canceling my post-Race for the Cure races, I'm going to get back into racing this month. Way to pick winter to start anew, huh? Yeah, that's me. We'll see what happens. But, right now, I'm looking at the Albany Winterfest 5K on 12/19. But I might run a 3-miler the weekend before. Both races look fun so it will probably come down to which day has better weather. (Note to local peeps: I recently wrote about upcoming races here.)
  2. I didn't finish my book reviews so those aren't going to be posted until next week. :-(
  3. Although today is a gorgeous, sunny day, we're supposed to get our first real snow tomorrow -- a slushy mix of up to an inch. Yuck! But, other than the forecast for snow, the weekend should be decent and I'm looking forward to some good runs and kid-centric fun at a train expo.
  4. I'm sending good luck vibes to everyone racing this weekend -- especially those marathoners tackling CIM, Vegas, Memphis & Santa Barbara! Yay -- have a great time!
  5. And last but SO NOT LEAST! Today begins my month-long Cans for Comments campaign. Each Friday during December, for every 5 comments left on the site, I'll donate a canned good to the Food Pantries for the Capital District. This organization is a coalition of 50 food pantries that serve the hungry in the Capital District (which is the greater Albany area in upstate New York). It's a wonderful organization that fills a huge need, one that seems to grow and grow. So, show me some love and help increase my donation! At the end of the four Fridays, I'll give you a total of what I'm donating. Let's hope it is a lot :-))) Don't be shy! Feel free to just say hi, or ask me a question or let me know how you handle running in the snow. Or say anything else that you'd like to say!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

~ Felice

37 comments:

J said...

HELLO!!!

Im am trying to find a winter race but have had no luck yet! I might have to make a trip to another city or something.

00kate.com said...

My marathon training is going to motivate me through the winter! I just hope that ice/snow doesn't make things too dangerous... I have to get a headlamp!

Trying to find some early-January races to do, not having much luck.

Such a great idea on the cans! Would it be okay if I did the same thing after your drive finishes?

A Toronto girl out West said...

I'm so glad you've decided to participate in Cans4Comments too!!! :o)

trifitmom said...

commenting for a can...what a nice idea..thanks !!!

Marlene said...

I thought I might like to squeeze out another short race before the year is up, but settled on one for Jan 1st.

YAY for Cans for Comments. Here's 1!

Manderz said...

I am running the Albany Winterfest! ALso, plan on running the HMRRC winter series 3 miler on 12/13. I hope we can meet up at one of the races!

Love your cans for comments idea!

Any interest in joining a 12 person relay race from Woodstock to the Bronx? LOL

lindsay said...

i definitely want to find another race (or two?) to hop into before the end of the year. nothing too hardcore, just for fun/push myself (of course).

Katie A. said...

What a cool idea Felice! Have a good weekend and good luck with the snow!!

Kavitha said...

What you're doing is great, Felice. Hope you get a lot of comments!

Now that I've gotten into race mood, I'm finding there are very few races in the next few months...but found a nice one for Jan. Good luck on yours!

Staci Dombroski said...

I love the cans for comments idea! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa said...

Cans for comments is a GREAT idea.

Enjoy the nice day before slush comes falling from the sky...

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

1. Let me know when you decide on a race so I can add you to my High Five Friday list.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

2. I could never do book reviews, I read too darn slow..

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

3. SNow and Trains, sounds like a fun weekend. It was 30' this morning here, so who knows when we will get the white stuff.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

4. Oh I am looking forward to some fun race reports on Monday.. Good luck vibes to all.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

5. I cheated...but hey there were no FIRM rules.. Buy a can of corn on my behalf.. LOL!!

FYI I linked you in on High Five Friday...

Denise said...

Buy a can for me!

Steel Springs said...

Winter 5ks sound really fun. (I haven't done one yet, so I don't know if I they actually are...) Have a great time at the train expo!

Abby said...

Commenting for the cans!

And, have you read Born to Run? I just finished it last week, and thought it was pretty phenomenal, both as a compelling story and as a piece of great storytelling.

Kenley said...

As far as books, I listen to them. Audio books. Cans for Friday. WhoooHooooo!

Croughwell said...

Hey! Good luck in your races. Have my first marathon next weekend!!

MCM Mama said...

I think cold weather racing is a great idea! Of course, I live in the south (marginally), so it's usually pretty nice around here in the winter.

MCM Mama said...

I think cold weather racing is a great idea! Of course, I live in the south (marginally), so it's usually pretty nice around here in the winter.

Lisa said...

I think it's fantastic that you're donating food to the pantries! What a great thing to do with your blogging!

Tricia said...

Such a lovely idea! I have a 5K tomorrow, a Jingle Bell Run (with actual jingle bells for our shoes in our race packets)

Jill said...

Hello for cans!

Adjusting to winter running is a real treat, huh!!?? As long as the streets aren't icy, I just suck it up, but if it's icy I'm on the sucky treadmill...or the indoor track at the gym. Did 12 miles on that (72 laps) and that was pretty nauseating.

Quix said...

Here is my 1/5th of a can!

The turkey trot was my last race this year. I'm finding it hard enough to get my butt out when it's under 50 to train for the half. Whoever said 55 was optimal running weather was not cold blooded like me.

And it snowed today. In Austin. It is coming for you!!! :)

Roisin said...

We're supposed to be getting some serious snow starting next week too! Lame.

joyRuN said...

I'm hoping this ankle will be well enough for a New Year's 5k. I'm unfortunately done for 2009 :(

Have a great weekend!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

What a neat idea. Add a can for me.

Meg Runs said...

SNOW? How exciting!

Anonymous said...

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush................

Oz Runner said...

love the cans for comments idea....

Mel-2nd Chances said...

add my comment in for the cans! :D

sideofsneakers said...

I love your Cans for Comments campaign, what a great idea!!

Diana said...

I'm late...eeek...I hope it still counts!
I so love the cans for comments thing. I think it's a great thing you're doing!
I'll try to be a little more prompt next time!

Suzy said...

Love your 5 Things Friday! Off to look at what you wrote about local races.

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