In or Out on the Potawatomi?! – Training Update

IMG_4028Quick Update on our fundraising efforts to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and cancer research:

 Training Update – In or Out on the Potawatomi?!
Last weekend, I got up to Pinckney State Park in MI and ran part of the Potawatomi trail…it’s hilly, rocky and rooty…with about 2000 feet of elevation change… and just 16 miles of it kicked my ass!!  Running friends have talked about “Poto” for years but I never found the time to check it out…part of the reason being, I love to stay in my comfort zone.  That’s good and fine but the Eastern States 100 is going to be the toughest race I’ve ever run…only 30 days away!… and then I have the Oil Creek 100 a few weeks later… So, I asked myself “Am I IN or OUT of my comfort zone and how’s that working for me?”  I have definitely been IN my comfort zone running only local trails … and the races coming up are going to be really tough!  So it’s time to get OUT of my comfort zone!

This weekend, I’m doing a 40ish mile training run on the much tougher Poto trail…upping my game!  Woohoo!  Send more good vibes for strong legs!  :-)

Honoree Update –
Attached is a pic of my sister Elizabeth getting her first chemo session today…hooked to an IV bag and all smiles!  That’s my Sis!  She has 5 more of these coming and she’s going after it heart and soul!  Please keep her in your prayers!  Cancer patients have no choice but to get their treatments…to get ”out of their comfort zones” for weeks, months and even years… 40ish miles is nothing…and so I run for them!

Donor Update –
Big Woohoo! to our generous donors…friends Violet Stoycheva and Kevin Simpson and Honoree Rodney Cundiff along with our early donors Jenn Wenzke, long time Honoree Andrea Loch, and Deb Yeagle!  We are now at 5% of our goal!  Woohoo!

I’ll be thinking of you and all of our Honorees …162 to date…all day Saturday at Poto.  You guys keep me going!

If you have a family member or friend with cancer or lost to cancer that I can run for, please send me their name and their story.  I would be honored to run for them!

It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate!  Your donation will help fund treatments through LLS that save lives every day; like immune-therapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. Every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these!

I need your help to reach my $10,000 fundraising goal for cancer research!  Please consider a donation.  We need all the help we can get to fight the good fight.  Thank you!  You can donate at:  http://pages.teamintraining.org/noh/RoadRun14/ealewis

Finally, along with his donation Rodney sent this:  “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” – Proverbs 27:17…thank you Rodney for your inspiration and thank you all for all of your support!

Run Steady, Run Strong!
Ernie

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About Ernest Lewis

Ernest is owner of E.A. Lewis Consulting where he helps individuals and organizations achieve their personal best! He provides executive and business coaching services including leadership development, team building, continuous improvement, and strategic planning support. Ernest is also a writer, motivational speaker, father of three, and loves to RUN!
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