171 Miles and $100 Salsa?!

I had to put in some two-a-days last week to meet my 170 mile goal, but in the end, I did 171 miles!


Those photos above are just some of the miles I traveled the last six weeks, all in support of my friend Jacky’s determination and dedication to make it to the New York Marathon!

I’d been following the news all week to see that status of the race.  There were basically two schools of thought.  One was, THE SHOW MUST GO ON!  The other was, “why the fuck would we have a race when people are without food, shelter and electricity?!”

I guess I just wish they would have made a decision sooner.  Because I saw Jacky posted this on Facebook:

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She made it to New York!!   But I am happy that it seems Jacky is rolling with the punches.  Last night she posted “The barathon has begun!”  So sorry Jacky – hope you get your money back!  I am still so proud of your marathon training!

We had so much food in our office refrigerator from our Halloween party, my poblano and potato quiche kind of got buried!  The cuties were so sweet!

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At lunch I banged out my last mileage before work and at lunch:

  7,.14                    12         

And I need to deep clean my fridge today, because this beef stew got buried in the back – still delicious!  I had enough to share with my boss, and she kept telling me how great it was while she was eating it – and finally said “is there cinnamon in here?!”  Yep!

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And it was Party Pizza Friday!  Store bought, but I bought Smithfield bacon on my way home from work at the store that I buy the pizza from – it was in the discount bin at 75% off, so I came home, chopped it up and made bacon bits out of it.

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The only thing I think these take and bake pizzas need is more sauce – or I need to be more organized and have my own dough ready to make it myself!

Vernonica’s Online Bake Sale for Suzie was a success!  Every item got a bid and I am very touched that blog reader Christine (hi Christine!!) bid $100 for my salsa!  Woop!  Thank you so much Christine! 

Our main project this weekend?  Mow the lawn, now that all the leaves are down.  Our lawn looks like a blanket of leaves!  And maybe we’ll have a bonfire?  I think we have enough to burn in our fire pit, no?

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I just brewed a pot of coffee that’s calling my name, hope you have a fabulous weekend!


22 thoughts on “171 Miles and $100 Salsa?!

  1. Congratulations Bizz on making your mileage!!! Hope you have a great weekend, and enjoy that bonfire.

  2. I know- this marathon business was pure craziness. I think they did the right thing by calling it off though. So I’m not a big beef person, but I LOVE beef stew. Yours looks fantastic. CONGRATS on the mileage!! I knew you could do it (no doubt). Have a great weekend

  3. That is awesome on your mileage Biz…congrats to you!!! Woot! Also, to your friend Christine, a very big thank you! Much appreciated and so generous of you Christine 🙂

  4. I was totally going to bid on your salsa, then I went off to work. When I got home, I was consumed with kids, dinner, and groceries and forgot! Then I saw $100!! It was the highest grossing item. Go biz!

  5. Congrats on making your 171 miles………and that is neat that Christine bid $100 on your salsa…most likely worth every penny of it. I’m glad the marathon was called off. Sad for the runners, but how can the city officials take care of the runners 1st when there were people in NY and surrounding cities that were hungry and cold with no place to lay their head. Such an oxymoron and incongruous!!!
    (my new word for the day :))

    I made my 170 miles last night…..really hit the peddle to the metel the last couple of nights…..11 miles on Wed. 11 miles Thur and 7 last night….Whewwwww!!!!!!

    My only concern is: I have not lost weight but I guess that goes with the territory of going on 66 this month……yikes when did this number sneak up on me!!!!????

  6. Congratz on meeting your goal! I was biting my nails all week in anticipation 🙂

    I completed 195 miles in steps during the challenge. Thanks for letting me participate, it certainly motivated me to walk/move more.

  7. Great job on your miles, that is such a great thing to do to support your friend, and is good for you too! I was blown away by Christine’s donation too-you were the rock star of the bake sale! You can see how much has been raised so far and there are still donations coming in: http://www.giveforward.com/bakesaleforsuzie Now is this the boss that eats 700 calories a day? I’m surprised she eats anything real! lol

  8. Great going on hitting your 170 miles!

    And the $100 salsa – worth every penny, I’m sure. Someday I’ll taste it!

  9. awesome job on your miles! and your salsa could solve the national debt problem!

  10. great job girl, that’s awesome! have a great weekend!

  11. Great job on the miles biz! That serious dedication!

  12. Congratulations on the mileage: you rock girl!

    I think it was a wise decision to cancel the marathon. Even though I run too, it’s just a run. Helping the people that have lost a lot or everything due to Sandy is more important.

  13. […] only 21 days, so I know I can do it.  If I can meet my 170 mile challenge, I can do […]

  14. I was glad to hear that they cancelled the race, but I was also glad to hear that Jacky is still having a great time!

  15. Thanks for the shout out, just back from NYC. Enjoyed the weekend, got some runs in, stimulated the economy, did our part to not be a burden to the area. It was all good, hard to complain when people were impacted by the storm way beyond not being able to run a race. Awesome job on your challenge and that your salsa help raise so much money for a good cause.

  16. […] my new blog friend Louise, who at 65 was the oldest participant in my 171 mileage challenge, and she did it all on her recumbent bike at home!   She is also a talented artist, you […]

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