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Sunday, October 05, 2008

I Did It!

Today was the day, across Canada it was run day for the CIBC Run For The Cure, raising money for Breast Cancer Research. For the first time, I participated in the Run For the Cure, in Ottawa there was over 10,000 participants. It was something I had to do after having a breast cancer scare in April of 2007. Last year I was in no shape and too much pain (my foot) to participate but this year I was going to do it. I started running on my treadmill in June with doing the run in mind. Today I did the run and I ran! I didn't stop, I didn't walk, for the first time ever I ran 5KM. It was a moving event and I encourage everyone to participate! I want to say a huge thank you to those who donated toward my run, my final total was $705.00! Nationwide 28 million was raised through this year's run.


Now onto our favourite topic, stitching! I have to say I am addicted to Pomegranates and Pears! I haven't been able to put it down and I think I've made excellent progress this weekend! I couldn't put it down!

36 comments:

Velda said...

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

staci said...

Awesome job Dani!!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

5 KM ? Congratulations on this great accomplishment! And your stitching is very pretty as always.

Tama said...

Congratulations on both your stitching and your running - your stitching is beautiful! and to run that far... I am in awe.

Lisa said...

Congrats - I'm glad you did so well on the donations and the run itself. And I'm loving the Pomegranates and Pears.

Charlene said...

Beautiful. Just love the colourful thread.

Christine said...

Congratulations on completing the run!
Pomegranates and Pears is beautiful, no wonder you can't put it down

karenv said...

Congratulations on both your stitching and the 5K - great achievement!

Giovanna said...

Well done on the run!
I can see why you're addicted to this project, it's really awesome!

~Tammy said...

The stitching is beautiful!

The Run was incredible in my town too. It is now something I was do every year. You did awesome with the fundraising.

Sally said...

Congratulations Dani! Running 5K and raiisng a great amount of money is a fantastic achievement.

Ginnie said...

Well done on your run, we have Race for Life in the UK which is a similar 5km run for Cancer research. I took part a couple of years ago and it was a great sense of achievement.
Love the stitching too.

Vonna said...

WAAA HHOOOO!!!

Clare L said...

Well done on the run.
I am actually thinking of doing the 60K walk in Toronto next September - are you interested in joining me.
Great progress on Pomagranets.
Clare

Karoline said...

Congratulations Dani, great progress on Pomagranets

Meari said...

Congrats on running the race! Your WIP looks really nice.

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on running the whole 5K! That's Awesome!
-Jen

Lennu said...

Oh that's wonderful, congratulations! Your WIP is looking stunning, the design and colours are lovely :)

Carla said...

WOOHOO!! Congratulations :) !!

Ranae said...

Congratulations!!
I love P & P

Ruth said...

Love the pmoegranates, but mostly I'm just really, really proud of you!

Julie said...

Hugest of congrats to you Dani, well done.
Love pomegranets too, its stunning.

Michele said...

woo hoo!! wtg Dani!!!

and I love pomegrantets too :) it's coming along nicely!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on completing the run and raising so much money.

I love the pomegranates.

Karan said...

FANTASTIC achievement Dani, WTG! :0)
Can't believe how much P&P has grown since last time - such lovely colours. :0)

Lynne said...

Congratulations !!!

CritterLady62 said...

Congratulations on your run. That is quite an accomplishment. Pomegranetes & pears looks great.

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations, Dani, that is a great achievement!! Your P&P is lovely and you're making great progress...I've seen the colors for this one in person, and I know you must be enjoying it!

Beatrice said...

Yippee...I'm so proud of you!
P&P is stunning.

Bette said...

You should be so proud of your accomplishment, Dani. And I love your pomegranates & Pears. It's really a lovely piece.

tkdquintmom said...

Thank you Dani for doing this run. It's more than I can bring myself to do. My mom died from breast cancer and I find it hard to do stuff like this. Your stitching looks great! I love the little pears.

Stephanie said...

Hey that's so cool doing the run - and well done for not stopping, you have done a wonderful thing, not just for yourself but for cancer sufferers everywhere. Pat on the back for you :)

Loving Pomegranate and Pears, it's gorgeous! You've definitely made excellent progress.

Angela said...

Awesome job on both the run and the stitching!

DaisyGirl said...

Congrats to the Run! You are awesome!
Donna

Mel in Dubai said...

Congratulations on the run, Dani - well done!

Fantastic progress on Pomengranates & Pears too :)

Sharon said...

Kudo's to you Dani! Your sampler is gorgeous too.