Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thank You + An Update

Dear Friends:

First, I want to begin by thanking you again for helping me raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Raising that money was the most amazing experience.  Your generosity brought me to tears nearly everyday… and some of you are complete strangers.  I hope someone is able to make you all feel as grateful and amazed as you all made me feel.

Secondly, the run is THIS Sunday.  This brings me both excitement and frustration.

For those of you that don’t know… unfortunately, I broke my wrist in three places while snowboarding.

After meeting with a couple of orthopedic surgeons, we determined that I needed surgery.

you say plate... I say bottle opener

I now have a lovely gigantic plate permanently in my wrist.

Truly, as I was being carted down the mountain by the ski patrol I started bawling thinking about this race and knowing that I couldn’t honor my commitment to all of you to run it.  However, because we went with the most invasive surgery, I am no longer in a cast, and only have to wear a removable brace.  Therefore, I am going to walk the 13.1 miles.  Mind you, this in itself will be a ridiculous feat seeing that I’ve been somewhat of a worthless blob this past month.

((This also works out because Ashley – who I’m running with – is/was Christina Aguilera’s assistant… she hasn’t had a chance to train either… so walking will be hell for both of us, yippee…))
But wait, there’s more… because I did tell all of you that I would run this, and because I did actually begin training… once I heal and can get my arm sweaty again (or once my arm is working… in case I fall running and need it… let’s be honest, with me this is a huge possibility) I am going to begin to train for the San Diego Rock & Roll half marathon.

So, to summarize: 1) THANK YOU again for your support and for helping me raise money for this terrible disease, 2) I have to walk the Tinkerbell half THIS Sunday because I’m a klutz and destroyed my wrist, but 3) To honor my commitment to you all, I am going to run the SD half on June 3, 2012.

Hey… at least it’s not cancer.

Thank you again so so much.


Heather Brittany