Posted by Lauren
Seen this banner recently?
Janetha from Meals and Moves and many other bloggers have been working together to create The Great Fundraising Act (twitter #TGFA). With over 100 items to bid on, there is something for everyone on the massive list (compiled by Danica!). There is a lot of homemade, blogger-approved granola, gift baskets from companies like Chobani and Vega, and even a trip (with airfare!) to LA/Orlando Sudios!
Everyone is joining forces to help Susan, a kind and honest blogger from Canada who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. Her medical bills are through the roof and this auction, which takes place on Monday, July 25th, will hopefully be a big help!
Let me share my Susan story:
I began reading blogs in January 2010, the same month I started my job, moved away from home, and began my first, solo blog, 32above.
Other than my friend Katie’s long-standing blog Happy Hour Honeys, I didn’t know of many. I quickly found Susan’s blog and had time to read every.single.post (back when I didn’t know what Google Reader was heh heh)
I love her waffles, wisdom, and workouts. Plus, she compiled the most fantastic cookie post last December! I find her ambition and gutsy attitude to be inspirational. She follows her heart with everything she does and shares her story with us, every step of the way. Between Gina’s move to Tuscon and Susan’s move to Toronto + back to Moncton, I was definitely inspired by a couple of bloggers to finally listen to my heart and move back home to San Jose. I wanted to be closer to family, friends, my boyfriend, and a city with more to offer someone in their mid-20s.
On November 30th, 2010, Fitnessista wrote “my happiness is in my own hands.” At that same time, Susan was reflecting on her croissant experience at Tartine Bakery (she attended the FoodBuzz Festival – so cool!!). I finally found the motivation to move and broke the news a couple days later to my wonderful roommates Sarah + Mikaela (<–worst part of leaving, definitely).
I’ve been commuting for seven months now and living in San Jose is totally worth the 2 hour + 20 minutes I spend in a vanpool everyday. That being said, I can’t wait to bid on a couple of auction items on Monday! Please, please, please go check out the entire list!
My Thursday morning workout was a Susan original! I did her Upper Body for the Attention Deficit workout. Sadly, I only had time for the first 15 minutes of cardio, which I did on the treadmill. The two other 10-minute cardio bits took a backseat to my dire need for a shower!
The incline chest fly and cable lateral raise were the hardest two moves of the six. Repeat after me: Lauren has no muscles!!
Wannabe Gourmet Lunch
Question: Why did YOU start blogging?? We’re curious!!