With only 60 days remaining till the Richmond Marathon I’m working on preventing an overuse issue from becoming a full-blown injury. After taking advantage of a recovery week, I am thrilled and relieved to have finished yesterday’s hilly 10-miler with minor discomfort.

I absolutely love the days I enjoy every bit of my long run. Those days when I think to myself,

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We got our first breath of fresh fall air here in RVA yesterday, and it was glorious. Yesterday was one of those beautiful runs that refreshes the spirit. It was one of those runs where you’re just so damn grateful to fill your lungs and marvel at your legs’ ability to carry you for miles and miles.

No matter the chaos going on in my life, I’m always amazed at how running can quiet my mind. It’s why I keep coming back.

c/o River City Runner

The 2014-2015 Massey Challenge is officially a go!

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What does that mean? Still Easier Than Chemo is kicking off another fundraising season as part of the Massey Challenge to raise more than $500,000 between now and March 28.

It’s a special year to get involved too as this is the 10th anniversary of the Massey Challenge! Team Still Easier Than Chemo continues to put cancer on the run, and we have lots of ways you can help. Here’s the rundown:

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Getting Crabby at Cancer:
We’re rooting for Kevin DePew as he takes on October 5’s Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon. Listen to Kevin below, and consider being one of the 40 rad people to donate just $10 toward his goal. (Click here if you’d like to make a contribution in support of his race.)

chc-logo-20142nd Annual 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge: We are so excited to team with Point 2 Running Company once again to put on another fun, prize-packed event in support of life-saving cancer research! Check out the video recap below of the inaugural Cancer Hater Challenge and consider joining us October 17-18 by registering (it’s FREE) here. Learn more on our Events page.

Miles for Mom: I am running the Richmond Marathon again this year, which happens to fall on my mother’s birthday, November 15. More on this later.

Massey Runs With Me: Together, Team Still Easier Than Chemo and the rest of Team Massey will participate in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k March 28 to celebrate the culmination of the Massey Challenge.

If you’re interested in being a part of one of the most meaningful teams ever, join Still Easier Than Chemo in the fight against cancer. Whether you come out and run with us at one of the events above, make a donation in support of the research so many lives depend on, or accept your own challenge — whatever it may be — we’d love to have you on our team!

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Together, we can put cancer on the run!

Still Easier Than Chemo is teaming up with Point 2 Running Company once again to bring you the 2nd Annual 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge!

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When Andrea from Point 2 Running Company came up with the idea of a 24-hour treadmill-a-thon, I really had no idea what to expect. Organizing a full-scale event was a huge step for Still Easier Than Chemo. I was nervous. We spent months planning the inaugural 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge wondering how it would be received, if you guys would be as eager to put cancer on the run as we were, and if it had the potential to become an annual thing.

You guys! Your response was incredible! Last year you raised an astounding $8,000 for VCU Massey Cancer Center. We were blown away — and walked away with some pretty incredible memories.

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Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm! We are hard at work to bring you another fun, prize-packed 24 hours of supporting life-saving cancer research and honoring those who have battled cancer. This year we’re looking for 48 cancer haters to join us starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 17 through 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18.

That’s right, 48 — we’re doubling up! Point 2’s fabulous partners, Tidewater Performance Center of Newport News and Flat-Out Fit, are providing TWO treadmills to continuously run for 24 hours. This means TWO people can sign up to run/jog/walk the same one-hour time slot. It’s first come, first serve though, so don’t wait to claim your hour-of-choice!

We hope to make the 2014 Cancer Hater Challenge an even bigger success with a goal of raising $10,000 to help fund a cure for cancer right here in Virginia — but we need your help to spread the word! Share your story and/or your motivation to accept the challenge; use #cancerhater on Instagram or Twitter to tell fellow challengers why you hate cancer.

Ready to sign up? Click here to register — it’s FREE! (You’ll receive instructions on how to set up your personal fundraising page in your confirmation email. We encourage you to commit to raising or donating a minimum of $100 — the individual who raises the most wins a special prize package!)

We can’t wait to put cancer on the run with you!

Got questions? Check out the Events page! Feel free to email me at briana@stilleasierthanchemo.com or Andrea at andrea@runpoint.com or call the store at 757-223-5000. 

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