Friday, July 24, 2015

Alliance Theatre presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

So I have to start this post with an honest confession: I may be the only adult who has never seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! (I have also never seen the movie Frozen)!

My daughter was chosen to be a Summer Star for The Alliance Theatre Summer Theatrical Production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

Since late June, Caitlyn has been practicing with the full cast 4 times a week, averaging 3.5 hours for each practice! The dedication and enthusiasm behind this production is amazing! Everyone is a volunteer dedicating their heart and soul into this production. I have watched the behind the scenes work take place and volunteered my time when I could, helping with props or PR/media.

All their hard work will be rewarded tonight as it is the opening night of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Chantilly High School! I'm excited to see the magic unfold on the stage and hear my daughter sing all the songs she's been singing around the house! 

You can see  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this weekend and next weekend! The flyer below has the information for dates/times and ticket information! Or use this link to purchase tickets! I promise it will be an amazing show! See you at the theatre! 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Runner's World Cover Contest 2015 #RWCoverContest

Runner's World is looking for the two most awesome runners in America to put on the cover!

I've decided to go for it again and enter the Runner's World Cover Contest 2015! To some people, this contest may be silly or it may be viewed as attention seeking. But before you pass judgement, please take a moment and READ my #RWCoverContest profile. You will find out that that I run for a cause that I'm passionate about > bringing awareness and educating the masses about Lyme Disease and raising money to find a cure.

Click here to read why I run, my most significant running accomplishment and how my life has changed and the lives of others through my running:

Running for #LymeDiseaseWarriors Everywhere

Just this week, for the first time ever, I shared my own personal journey living with chronic Lyme disease for 20 years, in front of a room of people, at the High Heeled Happy Hour that benefited the The National Capital Lyme Disease Association. This was a fundraiser event I had coordinated back in December and it was an amazing evening! I was surprised at the number of people there to hear me speak and then afterwards, tell me how they found my story inspiring.

If anything, my message is not "Hey, look at Fabulous Me, who can Run with Lyme Disease."

My message is about Awareness, Hope, Education, Empowerment, Encouragement, Never Giving Up, Believing in Your Dreams, and To Dream Big!!

As always, I am appreciative of your support! You can vote 1x a day through 7/22 by clicking on my profile link:

EVERY SINGLE VOTE COUNTS!! I would be super ecstatic if I won this contest! This would be a HUGE platform to educate and bring awareness of Lyme Disease, which is one of the fastest growing health epidemics in the United States.

THANK YOU for taking the time to vote and for sharing this post!!! 

Peace, Love, and Running, 


Monday, July 13, 2015

July High Heeled Happy Hour to benefit National Capital Lyme Disease Association

Fabulously Fun Fundraiser Alert for Tuesday, July 14th, 6-8pm, at Clyde's Willow Creek Farm in Ashburn! 

Join me tomorrow night for the July High Heeled Happy Hour to benefit the National Capital Lyme Disease Association! Today is the LAST DAY to register on line! Tickets are available tomorrow night, at the door for $5 more!  Click here for on line registration!

I will be speaking briefly about my 20 year journey living with chronic Lyme disease. I woke up one day and was not able to walk for 6 months, visiting numerous specialists and searching for answers that I received too late to be cured. I lived a life of chronic pain and fatigue and a wrong diagnosis. I changed my diet, lifestyle and started running five years ago. My pain slowly disappeared. My greatest achievement is accomplishing the impossible - finishing my first 100 mile race, Umstead 100, in March 2015!

I will also share with you the recent accomplishments of National Capital Lyme Disease Association in the Lyme Disease Community.

I look forward to a Fabulously Fun eve and hope to see you there!

Peace, Love and Running,