Run for 24 Hours? Sure, why not?

**Check it out as Cynthia and I live tweet from the event. Follow us @SamSkinnyJeans and @CynthiaLaforge for the full day play-by-play**

As you read this I am participating in the Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay which is an awesome event that supports a really great cause here in Ontario. The relay is held in a park near the lake and basically my teammates and I pledge to run one mile laps for the full day and night to raise money and awareness for great kids who have disabilities.

If it sounds like I lot let me assure you its not. First, no one runs more then one lap at a time so there is lots of opportunity to recover, refuel and have a lot of fun. There is baseball, volleyball, karaoke and live music to keep us entertained. I am hanging out with a great group of coworkers, friends and The Boyfriend for the entire time. And of course the cause is worth every minute of lost sleep.

Preparing for the event:

Knowing that it was going to be a long day I loaded up on a wide range of snacks to get us through

Yes sour keys are a crucial fuel for lap running. It's a scientific fact. Google it.

Someone begged me to "make him famous". I'm flattered that he thinks that this blog will bring him some sort of fame. Not so flattered that I refrained from calling him glory hog. (Or camera "w" word that I shall not repeat here)

I also made sure to pack some essentials. The poncho is for fashion because Mother Nature and I have a deal ....right Mama N??

In the bag is about 7 different outfits because no one wants to smell me after 10 laps and a day of sitting in the sun. The wardrobe changes are for everyone else and to guarantee that I'm not a one-woman team come midnight.

There's also lots of water, sunscreen, deodorant (you're welcome Cynthia and friends), and other "chilling in a park and being super active at the same time" type stuff.

It promises to be a great event and I can't wait to get back and blog all about it.

Stay tuned for a full recap on Monday and until then tune in to Twitter for live details all throughout the event.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

So tell me, what do you have planned this weekend?


  1. Sounds like a great event for a great cause! It's always so much fun to come together with a team for things like this. Can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. Have a great time! Looking forward to your update on Monday as I am one of the few people in the world who doesn't Twitter :P

  3. that looks like so much fun!!!!
    so jealous!
    surprise bday party for my lil sis this weekend!

  4. This sounds like so much fun! I wish I could be there to participate! I'll be following you on Twitter for the updates!

  5. Sounds SO fun!! Good luck :)

    Looking forward to my birthday tomorrow -- 12 mile run, checking out more flooring, and seeing Cars 2 with my little guy :)

  6. I hope you're having a crazy, good time! Wish I could be there. Your cat looks BadA$$. Love it!

  7. I hope you're having an amazing time at the relay!!!!

    As for me, today we spent it helping a friend move and hanging out at the farmer's market. Tomorrow is another day of helping said friend.

    But it's all good - it counts as keeping active! :)

  8. Wow...sounds like...um...fun? :) Seriously, it sounds like a great opportunity to run for a great cause:) I'm excited to read your recap!

  9. Hope it was awesome this weekend!