The purpose of this blog is to attempt to run 365 days in a row to benefit LIVESTRONG.org and bring awareness to cancer and inspire folks to make a commitment with themselves to get out and run. With the help of a solid running coach (Lee Troop), a solid running team (BTC), supportive friends and loved ones, and an amazing running community, I hope to achieve this mission. The absolute MINIMUM run is 20 minutes per day.

The Running Mission: 365 Days in a Row

Livestrong Tattoos as Reminder of Personal Connections, Not Tarnished Brand

Hey Fans,

During the past fall/winter we all experienced the falling of Lance Armstrong (the original founder of LIVESTRONG). On February 14th of 2013, I was invited by the New York Times to participate in an article discussing part of my contributions for LIVESTRONG and how it has affected me today. Please take a moment to click the link above to see my perspective and point of view.

In a nut shell the following three goals developed in my run mission will fight on with one NEW one:

  1. Continue to support the 10 folks I initially ran for in 2010 with TEAM LIVESTRONG
  2. To emotionally give back every day to ALL OF those fighting for their lives, fighting for someone else along bedside, reflecting back at their own fight against cancer, or mourning a loss.
  3. Most importantly: To inspire folks to reach for optimal health and get out the door and move their bodies. It starts with you and we all can do what we can to control our own health as a means to prevent cancer.
  4. NEW: To raise funds for Beauty Within The Beast that will include crowd sourced strategies to decide as a team where funds will go.

These four initiatives will reside under our brand new organization called Beauty Within The Beast. Check back for more details to come in the year on this new direction and how you can take part.

Keep on inspiring,

Jax

Hi there folks,
So the mission is now at rest and it gives you time to reflect on what has happened in the past 444 days of your life. The day after 366 consistent days were in the books, it was quite emotional. Ups and downs in all ways that I never imagined. I did see how someone could have trouble snapping out of the streak and keep going but that would be going on for the wrong reason and so I forced myself to stop.
This mission was to accomplish 4 things:
Continue to support the 10 folks I initially ran for in 2010 with TEAM LIVESTRONG
Emotionally give back every day to those fighting for their lives, fighting for someone else along bedside, reflecting back at their own fight against cancer, or mourning a loss. If they don’t get a break I don’t.
To inspire folks to reach for optimal health and get out the door and move their bodies. It starts with you and we all can do what we can to control our own health as a means to prevent cancer.
To financially contribute to LIVESTRONG.
I am blessed to walk away accomplishing this mission and knowing that not only did I accomplish all of the above, yet I hope it inspires folks for days and years to come.
Thank you to all of my friends, family and fans that followed the journey and rooted me on. I am truly blessed to continue to see the effects it has had every day on others and that is the biggest reward I could ever ask for.
In closing, I leave you with fun facts of the journey.
TOTAL FUNDS RAISED: $3,572 - To Donate please click here or visit: http://laf.livestrong.org/goto/jaxmariash
Total attempts: 3
First start date: 2-15-2011
Last and final start date 5-4-11
Set foot on 54 cities, 15 states, 2 countries in the final attempt
Shortest run: 20:00 (2.5 miles)
Longest run: 2:22.19 (18.5 miles)
Closest Call 11:36pm in Broomfield, CO before the Native National Sales Meeting
Earliest run: 2:19am in Monterey, CA
Biggest set back: removal of my gall bladder and appendix on 4-15-2011 which lead to 2 days off… and a restart.. then a small set back on 5-3-2011 with a final restart on 5-4-11
Biggest set back I pushed through and didn’t quit: 2 broken ribs on March 5th from a Back Country ski accident on Bear Claw off Teton Pass
Biggest lack of motivation: Day 298 in Dundee OR.. see the movie here.. 
Runs in PJ’s: 2
Hottest day: 98 deg
Coldest day: negative 7 degrees with a mass interval session and left with frost all over our faces.
Runs on brews as fuel: 3
Worst idea: running after CHOWING down on loads of sushi
Almost every week involved 2nd runs
Min runs per week 7, Max 12
Ran in an airplane hanger at day 196 because of a winter coastal storm front that produced sheets of rain and gnarly 20 foot waves and wind on the Oregon Coast: see the movie here…
Gnarliest run: Leadville / TWIN LAKES where we crossed a river chest high on 2 hour run and thought we were going to die and almost met some bears
Fave run: A solo run in Hood River from Main St. to the Totem Pole in Mosier and back by moonlight (through pitch black tunnels- was very trippy!)
Most frequent running partner: Kylee Schuler and close 2nd Mary Miller
SUPER FANS and MEGA cheerleaders: Chris Ochs and Lance Koudele
Inspiration to do this as my contribution to LIVESTRONG: Lee Troop who has run 1000 days in a row
Most liberating run was in Daytona Beach with a majestic sunrise
Most hilarious run: Running in Sorrel boots and a GoLite puffy in Teton Village post 2 brews for 42 min where folks thought I gave up on hitch hiking and asked me if I needed a ride home
Runs were as low as sea level and as high as 12k+ feet
I have seen 2 black bears, and 7 coyotes and a bunch of cows on various runs
Most grueling run was Teva Mtn Games 10k spring run off
Hardware along the way: 1st at Burn it Up 10k (Banks, OR), 1st VFW Post 1481 Ladies Auxiliary 5k for cancer research (Ogden, UT), 9th Chicago Half Marathon, 3rd Indianapolis Half Marathon, 9th Vail Pass Half Marathon, 2nd Dominion Riverrock Mud Run (Richmond, VA), 2nd TMG mud run (Vail, CO)
Favorite Race: Indy half for 20 mph winds, super gnarly hills and puking at the finish.
Favorite candy after a run: sour patch watermellons or FRO YO depending on the time of year.
Fave crave after a run: Brewsky
Weekly mileage low: 23 miles to a high of 95.43
Most ridiculous run: Running 25 minutes around Concourse B at DIA hauling a 35lb backpack on a 3 hour lay over the day before Thanksgiving from Portland to NYC
Random run: 45 min run in the midst of a 10 hour road trip from SLC to Boulder CO
Most memorable run was day 182.5 with Kylee where we ran over midnight with mini bottles of champagne in 19 deg and icy roads
Early am interval sessions by headlamp with start times prior to 5am: 4+
Late night runs lit by an iPhone flashlight app: 3+
Run within waiting for an oil change: 1 (made me feel like a super mom even though I don’t have children haha)
Runs by street light without the app or head lamp in fear my lack of motivation may get me before I get out the door: well… a few…
Runs with borrowed best friends (aka dogs): 2
Runs in sneakers vs legit running kicks: a few…
Runs in jeans: a few…
Runs that started by getting kicked out of the car to run home so I didn’t miss it after a LONG ski day: a few… (…but SO worth it)
THE 365 RUN MISSION FINAL MILEAGE TALLY:
THIRD AND FINAL STREAK START DATE 5-4-2011:
365 DAYS // 3070 MILES // 59 AVG PER WEEK // 8.43 PER DAY
SINCE THE FIRST TRY ON 2-15-2011:
443 DAYS // 3657 MILES // 58 AVG PER WEEK // 8.29 PER DAY
AND ON DAY 366 ON 5-4-2012 (FANS ASKED FOR A LEAP YEAR EXTRA):
9.25 MILES // 2K TEMPO // 4 BRUTAL HILLS…
ALL IN: This process has made me appreciate running and not take it for granted. It has made me cross through barriers with temperature, time of day, emotional crisis, physical pain, and even what you are wearing. It is all up to you to go out there and go for a run… SO…GO FOR IT!!
THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING MY JOURNEY!
SIGNING OFF,
JAX
"PAIN IS TEMPORARY, ACCOMPLISHMENT IS FOREVER"

Hi there folks,

So the mission is now at rest and it gives you time to reflect on what has happened in the past 444 days of your life. The day after 366 consistent days were in the books, it was quite emotional. Ups and downs in all ways that I never imagined. I did see how someone could have trouble snapping out of the streak and keep going but that would be going on for the wrong reason and so I forced myself to stop.

This mission was to accomplish 4 things:

  1. Continue to support the 10 folks I initially ran for in 2010 with TEAM LIVESTRONG
  2. Emotionally give back every day to those fighting for their lives, fighting for someone else along bedside, reflecting back at their own fight against cancer, or mourning a loss. If they don’t get a break I don’t.
  3. To inspire folks to reach for optimal health and get out the door and move their bodies. It starts with you and we all can do what we can to control our own health as a means to prevent cancer.
  4. To financially contribute to LIVESTRONG.

I am blessed to walk away accomplishing this mission and knowing that not only did I accomplish all of the above, yet I hope it inspires folks for days and years to come.

Thank you to all of my friends, family and fans that followed the journey and rooted me on. I am truly blessed to continue to see the effects it has had every day on others and that is the biggest reward I could ever ask for.

In closing, I leave you with fun facts of the journey.

  • TOTAL FUNDS RAISED: $3,572 - To Donate please click here or visit: http://laf.livestrong.org/goto/jaxmariash
  • Total attempts: 3
  • First start date: 2-15-2011
  • Last and final start date 5-4-11
  • Set foot on 54 cities, 15 states, 2 countries in the final attempt
  • Shortest run: 20:00 (2.5 miles)
  • Longest run: 2:22.19 (18.5 miles)
  • Closest Call 11:36pm in Broomfield, CO before the Native National Sales Meeting
  • Earliest run: 2:19am in Monterey, CA
  • Biggest set back: removal of my gall bladder and appendix on 4-15-2011 which lead to 2 days off… and a restart.. then a small set back on 5-3-2011 with a final restart on 5-4-11
  • Biggest set back I pushed through and didn’t quit: 2 broken ribs on March 5th from a Back Country ski accident on Bear Claw off Teton Pass
  • Biggest lack of motivation: Day 298 in Dundee OR.. see the movie here..
  • Runs in PJ’s: 2
  • Hottest day: 98 deg
  • Coldest day: negative 7 degrees with a mass interval session and left with frost all over our faces.
  • Runs on brews as fuel: 3
  • Worst idea: running after CHOWING down on loads of sushi
  • Almost every week involved 2nd runs
  • Min runs per week 7, Max 12
  • Ran in an airplane hanger at day 196 because of a winter coastal storm front that produced sheets of rain and gnarly 20 foot waves and wind on the Oregon Coast: see the movie here
  • Gnarliest run: Leadville / TWIN LAKES where we crossed a river chest high on 2 hour run and thought we were going to die and almost met some bears
  • Fave run: A solo run in Hood River from Main St. to the Totem Pole in Mosier and back by moonlight (through pitch black tunnels- was very trippy!)
  • Most frequent running partner: Kylee Schuler and close 2nd Mary Miller
  • SUPER FANS and MEGA cheerleaders: Chris Ochs and Lance Koudele
  • Inspiration to do this as my contribution to LIVESTRONG: Lee Troop who has run 1000 days in a row
  • Most liberating run was in Daytona Beach with a majestic sunrise
  • Most hilarious run: Running in Sorrel boots and a GoLite puffy in Teton Village post 2 brews for 42 min where folks thought I gave up on hitch hiking and asked me if I needed a ride home
  • Runs were as low as sea level and as high as 12k+ feet
  • I have seen 2 black bears, and 7 coyotes and a bunch of cows on various runs
  • Most grueling run was Teva Mtn Games 10k spring run off
  • Hardware along the way: 1st at Burn it Up 10k (Banks, OR), 1st VFW Post 1481 Ladies Auxiliary 5k for cancer research (Ogden, UT), 9th Chicago Half Marathon, 3rd Indianapolis Half Marathon, 9th Vail Pass Half Marathon, 2nd Dominion Riverrock Mud Run (Richmond, VA), 2nd TMG mud run (Vail, CO)
  • Favorite Race: Indy half for 20 mph winds, super gnarly hills and puking at the finish.
  • Favorite candy after a run: sour patch watermellons or FRO YO depending on the time of year.
  • Fave crave after a run: Brewsky
  • Weekly mileage low: 23 miles to a high of 95.43
  • Most ridiculous run: Running 25 minutes around Concourse B at DIA hauling a 35lb backpack on a 3 hour lay over the day before Thanksgiving from Portland to NYC
  • Random run: 45 min run in the midst of a 10 hour road trip from SLC to Boulder CO
  • Most memorable run was day 182.5 with Kylee where we ran over midnight with mini bottles of champagne in 19 deg and icy roads
  • Early am interval sessions by headlamp with start times prior to 5am: 4+
  • Late night runs lit by an iPhone flashlight app: 3+
  • Run within waiting for an oil change: 1 (made me feel like a super mom even though I don’t have children haha)
  • Runs by street light without the app or head lamp in fear my lack of motivation may get me before I get out the door: well… a few…
  • Runs with borrowed best friends (aka dogs): 2
  • Runs in sneakers vs legit running kicks: a few…
  • Runs in jeans: a few…
  • Runs that started by getting kicked out of the car to run home so I didn’t miss it after a LONG ski day: a few… (…but SO worth it)

THE 365 RUN MISSION FINAL MILEAGE TALLY:

THIRD AND FINAL STREAK START DATE 5-4-2011:

  • 365 DAYS // 3070 MILES // 59 AVG PER WEEK // 8.43 PER DAY

SINCE THE FIRST TRY ON 2-15-2011:

  • 443 DAYS // 3657 MILES // 58 AVG PER WEEK // 8.29 PER DAY

AND ON DAY 366 ON 5-4-2012 (FANS ASKED FOR A LEAP YEAR EXTRA):

  • 9.25 MILES // 2K TEMPO // 4 BRUTAL HILLS…

ALL IN: This process has made me appreciate running and not take it for granted. It has made me cross through barriers with temperature, time of day, emotional crisis, physical pain, and even what you are wearing. It is all up to you to go out there and go for a run… SO…GO FOR IT!!

THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING MY JOURNEY!

SIGNING OFF,

JAX

"PAIN IS TEMPORARY, ACCOMPLISHMENT IS FOREVER"

Thank You Blue Ridge Outdoors for following my mission and this write up today on your site. Means so much.
http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/outdoor-blogs/she-did-it-365-days-of-running/

Thank You Blue Ridge Outdoors for following my mission and this write up today on your site. Means so much.

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/outdoor-blogs/she-did-it-365-days-of-running/

When you do something for 365 days straight (and none the less 441 out of the last 444 days), It is exciting, scary, sad, weird, and almost a bit uncomfortable to look at the day and know today you are going to force yourself NOT to run to break the streak. Perspective and emotions I didn’t expect to brew up for sure.

When you do something for 365 days straight (and none the less 441 out of the last 444 days), It is exciting, scary, sad, weird, and almost a bit uncomfortable to look at the day and know today you are going to force yourself NOT to run to break the streak. Perspective and emotions I didn’t expect to brew up for sure.

THE 365 RUN MISSION FINAL TALLY:
THIRD AND FINAL STREAK START DATE 5-4-2011:
365 DAYS // 3070 MILES // 59 AVG PER WEEK // 8.43 PER DAY
SINCE THE FIRST TRY ON 2-15-2011:
443 DAYS // 3657 MILES // 58 AVG PER WEEK // 8.29 PER DAY
AND ON DAY 366 ON 5-4-2012 (FANS ASKED FOR A LEAP YEAR EXTRA):
9.25 MILES // 2K TEMPO // 4 BRUTAL HILLS…
$3,572 RAISED FOR LIVESTRONG! 
…AND I AM SMASHED!

THE 365 RUN MISSION FINAL TALLY:

THIRD AND FINAL STREAK START DATE 5-4-2011:

  • 365 DAYS // 3070 MILES // 59 AVG PER WEEK // 8.43 PER DAY

SINCE THE FIRST TRY ON 2-15-2011:

  • 443 DAYS // 3657 MILES // 58 AVG PER WEEK // 8.29 PER DAY

AND ON DAY 366 ON 5-4-2012 (FANS ASKED FOR A LEAP YEAR EXTRA):

  • 9.25 MILES // 2K TEMPO // 4 BRUTAL HILLS…

$3,572 RAISED FOR LIVESTRONG!

…AND I AM SMASHED!

Thank you Joni for making this slide show of all of the images from the Run Mission! You spent so much time and energy on this! xo
FOLKS: Click here to see the journey: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/TI8DH3Gx

Thank you Joni for making this slide show of all of the images from the Run Mission! You spent so much time and energy on this! xo

FOLKS: Click here to see the journey: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/TI8DH3Gx

Thank you LEE TROOP, my coach and inspiration, for standing along side of me during this mission for the past 444 days! You have rooted me on the whole way and I can’t thank you enough! Cheers to a big hit off of the bucket list for LIVESTRONG!

Thank you LEE TROOP, my coach and inspiration, for standing along side of me during this mission for the past 444 days! You have rooted me on the whole way and I can’t thank you enough! Cheers to a big hit off of the bucket list for LIVESTRONG!

DAY 366 (LEAP YEAR plus up for my fans and a tad hung over!!) Final day of The 365 Run Mission! Ended with a BANG! Thanks to the Boulder Track Club for being along side me in that brutal session to prep us for the Bolder Boulder 10k coming up. Go hard or Go home right!?!?! Now to sleep!!! and rest! YAY!

DAY 366 (LEAP YEAR plus up for my fans and a tad hung over!!) Final day of The 365 Run Mission! Ended with a BANG! Thanks to the Boulder Track Club for being along side me in that brutal session to prep us for the Bolder Boulder 10k coming up. Go hard or Go home right!?!?! Now to sleep!!! and rest! YAY!

Thank you Token from the folks at LIVESTRONG! Really nice :)

Thx motive!!

Thx motive!!

Thanks Joni for this!

Thanks Joni for this!

Day 365 was a huge success! Thank you everyone that came out. We raised $1282 in the finale event at Avery with over 100+ folks coming out to celebrate! Total is at $3,572 raised!! Thank you Avery and all of the sponsors that took part. This was one of the most memorable days of my life. Emotions are flowing every which way! And now… Up for a 366 leap year RUN for all of my fans on Facebook that requested one plus up! Photos to come…

Day 365 was a huge success! Thank you everyone that came out. We raised $1282 in the finale event at Avery with over 100+ folks coming out to celebrate! Total is at $3,572 raised!! Thank you Avery and all of the sponsors that took part. This was one of the most memorable days of my life. Emotions are flowing every which way! And now… Up for a 366 leap year RUN for all of my fans on Facebook that requested one plus up! Photos to come…

HI FOLKS:
HERE IS THE DIRECT LINK TO MY DONATION PAGE FOR THE 365 RUN MISSION TO PASS ALONG :) (it is a little hard to find). Cheers!
http://laf.livestrong.org/goto/jaxmariash
THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

HI FOLKS:

HERE IS THE DIRECT LINK TO MY DONATION PAGE FOR THE 365 RUN MISSION TO PASS ALONG :) (it is a little hard to find). Cheers!

http://laf.livestrong.org/goto/jaxmariash


THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Day 364 of 365!! ONE day to go!! This run was at 4:30am prior to my interview with 9news to make sure that I locked it in dark and early. It was a peaceful and blissful and very reflective 1:21 minutes. Loved every second! Thank you everyone for your support today! Unbelievable!

Day 364 of 365!! ONE day to go!! This run was at 4:30am prior to my interview with 9news to make sure that I locked it in dark and early. It was a peaceful and blissful and very reflective 1:21 minutes. Loved every second! Thank you everyone for your support today! Unbelievable!

Thanks Susie for this opportunity to share my mission!
Click here for more: http://www.9news.com/sports/warginontheweb/266116/404/Raising-awareness-by-running-365-days-in-a-row-

Thanks Susie for this opportunity to share my mission!

Click here for more: http://www.9news.com/sports/warginontheweb/266116/404/Raising-awareness-by-running-365-days-in-a-row-

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