Friday, April 30, 2010

Speedy Gonzalez....

I didn't have that nickname for nothin' growing up.... (for those that haven't known me since before I was married my maiden name is Gonzalez!).

Tonight because of some great friends I raised the final money needed to push me over the $2300 mark! WHOO HOO! The fundraising has been a cloud over my head and I feel such a sense of relief right now. I plan on raising more, but at least I know I've raised the necessary amount to participate in the walk. That was something I needed to accomplish and then set aside, so I could focus on training. I plan on raising more, but at least now it's a want to raise more money instead of a have to raise more money situation!

I have some friends on my team that just joined, so now I can try and help them raise some money also. It's a team effort! I know I won't be able to make it 60 miles without my girls, so I figure we might as well start "helping" each other now :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blown away...

If you asked me 7 weeks ago where I'd stand today on my fundraising goals I promise you I never would have given you the following answer. I have raised $2194! Yes, you read that right. I'm only $106 away from hitting my goal!!! I am seriously blown away. I was absolutely HORRIFIED of trying to raise $2300 in 7 months. Not only have I almost hit that marker, but I've hit it in 7 weeks. Wow!

I have put this walk off for I can't tell you how many years because the fundraising scared me. I don't know any companies that are going to donate to me and I wasn't sure my friends and family would donate enough to do it. Boy was I wrong. So many of my friends and family have shown their support. I'm not going to say everyone has because I'd be lying. Honestly, some of the people I thought would be the first to support me haven't. I guess that's life though. Just because something is important to you doesn't mean it's important to your friends (or family).

Sometimes I feel like I'm sitting here bragging, but that's not at all what I'm trying to do. I'm just in shock that it was possible to do in such a short amount of time. I guess that little spitfire attitude of mine helps when there's something I want to accomplish.

I don't like things hanging over my head, so now I can get the minimum requirement out of the way and then focus on training. And hopefully...the next 4-5 months will just bring in more and more money for this amazing cause!

Now...will someone show me the money and get me to $2300 ;)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Update on my ankle...

Today I had another follow up appointment with the Podiatrist. My ankle is still swollen and there's still some pretty bad inflammation going on in the inside area of my ankle/calf. I seriously had no idea just how much damage I did last summer. All for a fun trip out on the boat. OOPS! He said I can do the walk. I just need to do some major babying to my ankle/foot to get it ready. We're going to try a Medrol Pack and see if that helps any. I'm also going to start taking Celebrex once that's done to help with the inflammation. If those 2 things don't settle down the swelling then we'll move on to cortizone shots. The problem with the shots are that the pain/swelling is not limited to one area. The lower part of my leg was crushed between a boat and a dock. The swelling and pain starts about an inch or 2 down from the bottom of my calf on the left side of my leg and runs down to the top of my ankle. On the right side of the leg it starts at the ankle bone, goes down to my heel and then wraps around the top of my foot. It's a pretty large area when you think about it. He's not sure the cortizone shot will do what it's intended to do because he can't focus it in one area. And we're not going to go have 17 shots injected into my foot and leg! Lets be real here ;)

So...for now all I can do is follow orders, hold off a little more on getting back to my training, and hope these meds work. If not, I'll just start training and hope for the best. I'm tough. I can handle pain. And gotta do what you gotta do ;)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Anybody ready for some Mooyah?!?!

Today I finalized the plans to have a fundraiser at Mooyah Burgers in Frisco! Bring it! I love that place. Their burgers are yummy, their fries are overflowing, and Mac loves to doodle on the wall ;)

I'm hoping everyone I know that lives anywhere near this location will come out and support me!! All you have to do is come by yummy food. How much easier can it get? No receipt drops. No remembering to tell them you're there to raise money for me. Nothing. Just buy your food and enjoy a yummy meal! You know you want to come ;)

It will be on May 11th. Put the date on your calendar now though, so you don't make other plans! More details as the date approaches.

Monday, April 12, 2010

What a wonderful day!

Today has been an awesome day for donations. I've received donations from 4 people today!! What an awesome feeling. I'm now at $1390. Sweet. Less than a $1000 more to go.

What's even better is I'm working on the MixedBag Designs order right now and it looks like I'll bring in about $250-$300 from that fundraiser. I can't tell you how happy I am about that. These bags are AWESOME, so I know everyone will love what they get. I really like mine! A big thank you to my friend Dana who took an order form to work and sold a few hundred dollars in bags for me! I love you dearly!

Friday, April 9, 2010

I did it!!!!

Whoo hoo! It's been 1 month since I registered for the 3 Day For the Cure walk and I'm already halfway to my goal. I am so pleased about this! SO SO PLEASED! I know I still have a lot to do, but $1210 ROCKS! My friends, you are amazing. Truly amazing. I don't know what I'd do without you guys. You stepped up and showed me that you really care about me doing this walk. I love you all. Now lets rock and roll and get this last $1100 raised! Whoo hoo!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pink Bra Pub Crawl - This Saturday night!!

This year is the 2nd annual Pink Bra Pub Crawl. Don't be alarmed when you see a group of girls walking down McKinney Ave wearing pink bra's over their clothes. It's just us trying to get your attention and your money ;) Yes...I said your money! Because lets be real...that's what this is about. Raising money, raising awareness, raising money to raise awareness. You get the idea, right?

So...if you see some pink boobs cross your path stop and talk to us for a second. Make us feel loved and throw some money in our "banks"! It's for a good cause! And come on, how many times do you get to see a group of girls walking around in pink bras?!?

In case you'd like to join in the fun. We'll be starting out at 6:30 PM at Uptown Pub and working our way down the street. We'll finish up at Uptown Bar & Grill probably somewhere around 11. Come join us. We'd love the company and I know you want to check out my bra ;) If you need more details just let me know!

Betties for Boobies Facebook page:!/bettiesforboobies?ref=ts

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

MixedBag Designs - price list

If you need any help figuring out which prints are available in the size of bag you'd like please let me know. I have an easy chart I can refer to!

Once I submit the order it should take them 2-3 weeks to get me all of the bags. Thanks!!


Grocery - $11.50
Department - $11.50
Drug - $7.50
Box - $15.50
Large Pack Rat - $19.50
Small Pack Rat - $17.50
Hold Everything - $18.50
Zipper Tote - $18.50
Lunch - $9.50
Bottle - $7.50
Fold n Hold - $20.50

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm almost halfway there!

One of my friends that did the 3 Day walk a couple of years ago told me that the fund raising would be the hardest thing I had to do. I remember thinking... "Um, I think the whole walking 60 miles in 3 days thing might be harder!" I now have an idea what she meant though. This whole $2300 cloud is hanging over my head. I have some time to raise it all, but it's the first thing I think about when someone mentions me doing the walk. I just want to get the minimum raised and put it behind me. If I can go over and above that once I hit the minimum then great. But lets just get to that minimum mark already! haha!

So...if you're one of my friends expect to be asked. If you're one of my good friends expect to be asked probably more then once. I'm the first to support my friends when they do something like this, so I hope my friends return the favor! This is a good cause people... help a sista out ;)

Click here to donate :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Say a prayer for me...

I got some news today that I wasn't expecting. It took the wind out of my sails. Thankfully I'm not that easy to stop, so I regained my composure pretty fast. Sadly, my foot/ankle has not healed from last summer's boating accident ;( I thought I was ok, but I guess I was wrong. I haven't walked on my foot in almost 2 weeks (other then every day walking around type stuff) and my foot is still hurting and is very swollen. My Podiatrist took one look at it and said "I'm sorry, but I really don't think you'll be able to do the walk this year!". Um, excuse me? Did I hear you right? Can't do the walk? I figured I must be hearing him wrong. NOPE! Dead walk. I told him that wasn't an option. I had months for it to get better and I wasn't going to sit this out. It's taken me years to commit to this. I'm doing it. Period! Tell me what I need to do, but I'm doing this walk. After some discussion and him realizing the walk is later in the year then he thought he took back his statement. He said he would work with me and try and figure out how I can make this work. He's worried I won't make 20 miles a day, but he said we can cross that bridge when we come to it. So...for now I take it easy. I don't have to get my cast back on (thank God!!!), but I am in a Ace bandage type brace thing. He wants to see if the additional support will help me some. I also will probably need a special insert for my shoe. Oy! Just heal already shoe. I want this to happen. I need this to happen. Don't stand in my way.

There you have it. Say a prayer for me please for a speedy recovery. I mean, come on, it happened 8 months ago. Haven't I given it enough time to heal?!?!

Oh...and did I mention that he removed my big toenail this morning. It got partially ripped off and the whole thing had to go. Talk about pain. I'm falling apart!