Team Fundraiser and Monday's 7

Saturday night my husband and I went to a TNT fundraiser.  Thomas and Katie are training for San Fran and are raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The fundraiser was a contest called the Brown Bag Event 2.0.  They had it at a beautiful river house.  It was great seeing old running friends and meeting new people.  We played games and they also had jambalaya.  It was so much fun and I believe they raised about $1500!

I owe so much to these two ladies!  Alicia (right) is the one who got me involved with TNT and VV who was one of my coaches for Marine Corp last October.  They are wonderful and amazing women who are so encouraging!!

Sunday I went to the gym and ran 5 miles and did some of the machines.  I'm beginning to really hate going to the gym.  Running outside is so much better!

Today I had a lovely 7 mile run.  It was raining (of course) for the first 3 miles and then the sun started peeking out.  It was nice to see the sun because it's been hiding all weekend!
My overall pace was 8:51 min/mile.  Total time was 1:01:57
1: 8:55
2:  8:44
3: 8:34
4:  8:50
5:  8:54
6:  9:17
7:  8:41

Tomorrow is a rest day.  Enjoy your week my friends. 
Train hard and rest well!
Leah B.


  1. I hate running on the treadmills too, but I hate running in 110 degree heat more. Sunday I can go for an outdoor 5 miler!!

  2. great times! great cause! great pace!

    It doesn't get any better than this.

  3. Thanks for coming by and joining me on my journey.

    Those are great times...you're speedy!! I prefer running outside too :)

  4. Aw, that's awesome that you are supporting your friends like that. You're a really sweet person.

  5. What a great way to raise money! :) And; nice job on the splits; you're speedy!

  6. Great run...I'm with you on the fact that running outside is so much better!

  7. Great job on the run Leah! You kept up a nice and speedy pace:)

    You posted some fun pictures...oh, to be young again:) Everyone looks so happy and carefree! Way to support a charity....I think that is awesome! Enjoy your week!

  8. Nice to support a charity and have so much fun doing it. I’ve never exercised in a gym.

  9. Brown Bag 2.0, must be getting better each new version.........

  10. That's a great pace for 7 miles! Congrats!

  11. Congrats for supporting a social cause. Great average pace!

  12. I just presented you the Cherry on Top award in the most recent post on my blog:


    You deserve it! :)

  13. sounds like they did a great job on the event, I am so impressed with all the ways people find to raise money!

  14. I agree, running outside is really nice - an ever changing bit of scenery!