Monday, March 09, 2009

Only 19 more days!

This will probably be my final update before my race. Race day is 19 days away. I can?t believe it?s gone so fast. So much has happened over the past few months. I?ve done my first triathlon, I?ve biked 35 miles in one day, and I?ve ran for an hour straight. In totally I?ve ran/biked/swam over 400 miles. All things that I wasn?t really sure I was capable before now.

Now I?ve got two more things I wish to accomplish ? 1) Cross the finish line at Lavaman and 2) reach my fundraising goal of $5000. I?ll have to wait until March 29th to achieve the first goal, but the deadline for the second is fast approaching. I currently have $2500 in donations, but have until Friday March 13th to raise $2500 more. If you had been planning to donate, but hadn?t yet, please do so now. If you already have ? thank you so much for your support.

There are two easy ways for you to make a donation:
1) Write a check to Leukemia, Lymphoma Society and mail it to me at:
Shawn Mueller-Boddy
429 Chase Street
Mountain House, CA 95391

If you?re going to write a check, please email me and let me know.

2)Make a donation by credit card at:

As always your support is welcome at my blog:

Thank you! And I?ll send you an update after raceday!

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Funny where inpiration can come from

It started on Saturday... This realization that so much of what I'm going through, struggling withm is just a mindset. Yes, I know that's what most of the books out there already say, but for some reason, at that moment I had what felt like a 'ahha' moment. I realize that the negative thinkig I had been was this 'beast'. A beast that seemed to be feeding on itself. That as long as I continued to think of myself as hopeless and struggling and a failure... That's how I would feel... What I would be. But if that was true, then so would the opposite be true. I had to stop being realistic. Stop seeing myself as fat and out of shape. I had to start out each day believing I was the best qnd worthy of praise and attention -- from myself. And yes, I know I've read all this before, and no I have no idea why this thought with all emotion behind it chose to bloom in my brain when it did, but I'm glad it did. Better yet, later in the day I had a secod dose of insiration. We went to watch a wrestling match. Yes, it was corney, yes it was fake and made me laugh several times, but... It also made me wish I could be standing there in the best shape of my life... Rubbing shoulders with people who would appreciate the work I had put into my shoulder caps :). I made me want to go lift I did this morning...and I loved it. I need to go more places like that

Mark the Date - March 5th!

I just wanted to let everyone know - that if you're in the San Francisco Bay area (or even if you aren't) - your invited to my furndraising party at the Mint in San Francisco this Thursday- March 5th! We're starting at 5:30 and we'll 'officially' go until 8:00PM. There will be a karaoke contest for those who wish to participate. Or you can just hang out and support a good cause.

Also - I'm selling Raffle tickets for all the prizes I've listed below. $5 each or 5 for $20. If you want to be entered into the raffle, but won't see in me in person before the event - let me know and I'll give you your tickets 'virtually'! The drawing in on March 5th - and you don't need to be present to win.

Last, but not least, you're always welcome to make a donation via credit card at my fundraising site -

I still need $3500 to meet my fundraising minimum - so anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated!

1 Month Wellness Package worth $574 from Optimal Fitness Lifestyle
A certificate for a portrait session and an 11x14 photograph, valued at $360 from Photorpahy by Franci
$50 gift certificate from the Vinyl Room
10 - $100 gift certificates from Serenity MedSpa
Complimentary first visit package from Weidley Chirpractic
Tickets to a comedy show from Tommy T's
$50 gift certificate from ABC Seafood
2 - $20 certificates for Burlesqurecise classes, and 1/2 off certificate for a pin-up workshop from Bombshell Betty
2 - first visit packages from Dr. Burg (Chirpractor)

(and more!)

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