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Motivating Monday #1

14 May

My Exciting Friday Night

12 May

I coupon clipped for an hour and still have more – I have hit my clipping limit for the night

I was in my PJ’s before 7:00 pm

I had a snack size bag of Kettle Corn for dinner and didn’t share with my girls – they lived

I brainstormed fundraising ideas for Team In Training – Scentsy party, decorated notebooks, scrapbooking event, ideas would be helpful right about now…HINT, HINT

I keep thinking about reading a book – maybe I should take the hint

Thought about my plans for the weekend – daycare interview, birthday party, Mother’s Day, running – I think that is it

Figuring out how much money I still don’t have

Thinking about what to do with the stuff I want to get rid of (this was last week’s thought)

I watched the new episodes of “Good Luck Charlie” and it made me want to go back to NC – as both my kids were brought home to that house – and no kid will ever be brought him here – mark my words

I still can’t believe I saw a bear

I am glad that the staff retreat went well – I was really nervous

I think that I want to join a volunteer organization or a soup kitchen type of thing – I need more days in the week or hours in the day to do all the things I want to and still be able to sit on my couch for a couple of hours

How do you get your kids active in volunteering at a young age

Softball starts next week and I am very excited to play – kind of

I found someone who likes to write letters way more than me and actually does it

I am ready for bed

Team In Training Tuesday

8 May

I have decided to join the Team In Training program to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) this year. I will be running a marathon at the end of October, but running this race will not be near as important as finding a cure for cancer. I ask you to please join my team through prayer and by making a donation. Together we can make a difference.

Cancer has directly affected people I have met and known for years.  My freshman year of school a classmate named John Bachman passed away and his family continues to help LLS through Team J.O.H.N.  Don Morgan, a family friend who has been a part of my life over the last 15 years is currently in remission and enjoying his family. Last but definitely not least my husband’s grandmother whom I love dearly is in remission and never ceases to amaze me with her positive attitude towards life.

This race is to honor those who are suffering through something few of us could imagine, and to run in memory of those that have lost their lives to cancer.  I cannot complete this journey alone – my goal is to raise $3,200. Please join my teammates and me by making a tax-deductible donation by September 30th, 2012. The easiest way to make a donation is to visit my website at:


I will also use this website to keep you up-to-date on my progress. The website is secure, but if you prefer to send a check, please shoot me an email and I can send you a donor form.  My email is at the end of this post.

For those who have an Alaska Airlines account, you can also receive Alaska Airline miles for donating $100 or more so please fill out the form if you have a mileage account.

¾ of your donation goes directly to research, patient services, public and professional education, advocacy and community services, and the rest go towards staff costs and Molly’s participation in the Nike Women’s Marathon.

P.S. If there is someone you know who has overcome or is battling a blood cancer, please send me his or her name and I will make sure it is carried with me across the finish line.  Also feel free to write a note and include it with your donation – I plan to take the notes with me to read the night before the race.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or for me to send you a donor form. mollyritterbeck@gmail.com


Thankful Thursday #8

3 May

So I have had so many things to be thankful for this last week and a half and I know that it is only going to get better!  I am so thankful for the many opportunities that have been presented to me and that will continue to come my way.

FitFluential has presented some opportunities to me and has encouraged me in so many new ways in just a matter of a couple of days.  Listening to the feedback of these ladies and men, and the constant motivation is unreal.  This is how it should be – everyone pushing towards one goal, not trying to prevail on top.  I am thankful for this support system.

Team In Training has also been an organization that I am talking with to get help with my goal of a half marathon this year.  I can help them fundraise and they will help me get there. We are all working towards a common goal of finding a cure and being the best we can be in the present state. I dig that.  I also am hoping to reveal some info after this weekend about what I have decided as my final goal and how you can help me get there! I am thankful for people who continue to give for the betterment of others.

Girls on the Run is an organization that helps young girls find self acceptance and self-love and provides them with the tools to be strong women and encourage them with running.  I get to be a “buddy” to one of the girls on a run coming up in a couple of weeks. I love to motivate people and I think this will be even more fun to do it for someone who will eventually grow up to give back as well.  We are not just waiting on my background check and the final okay – this shouldn’t take long as my check will be a blank sheet of paper.

Team Tough Chik – here I come! I bought my package and am waiting for May 16th to come and allow me to get the finalization of my membership. So fun! And yes, that is really I have to say about that right now. I am thankful that there are companies like this that help women athletes!

I hope that you will consider looking into these companies and that way you can really see what there is to be thankful for!


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