Dollars for Distance 2013


Last night, Andrea and I attended the 2nd annual Dollars for Distance, a silent auction benefiting Girls on the Run Twin Cities. It was a fantastic turnout and a well-organized event!

Andrea is GOTR's biggest supporter!

Andrea is GOTR’s biggest supporter!

And, bonus — I got to catch up with my former board-mates that I miss dearly.

Love these ladies!

Love these ladies!

They had some great items to bid on — a Grandma’s half marathon bib, beginner cross fit package, signed sports memorabilia, running shoes/gait analysis, wine baskets, golf outings — and lots more. I bid on quite a few things but didn’t win anything. I also came close to winning a couple of the raffles — but no such luck. Andrea, on the other hand, was a big winner!

Two backstage passes to the Guthrie Theatre!

Two backstage passes to the Guthrie Theater!

Earlier this week, our fearless Ragnar Ambassador leader Leslie was in town and took all of us out to dinner! It was a gorgeous evening out and we snagged a table on the patio at Crave. Nice.

It’s was fun to talk about nothing but running/Ragnar/other related topics for the couple of hours we were there.


The hubby took today off of work to spend the day with me and it’s been fantastic and really relaxing. We had a yummy lunch at the new-ish sushi place, Sakana, that’s near us (the building it’s in used to be a KFC — so weird). We are heading to a whiskey tasting that his sister and family got him for a Christmas gift. Should be fun! I will do my best to limit my whiskey tasting since I’m racing in the morning.

Speaking of racing — have decided to sign up for the Twin Cities Marathon! Haven’t registered yet — still figuring out some logistics around running as a SoleMate, but hope to have an official confirmation soon!

Have you been to a whiskey tasting? Or something similar — other than a wine or beer tasting?



7 thoughts on “Dollars for Distance 2013

  1. Danielle @ I Eat Therefore I Run

    I live in Scotland, the home of whisky, and my husband is a whisky drinker, so any time we’re close to a distillery, we go! I’ve tried a few different whiskies, not my first choice for alcohol, but you can tell the difference between a distillery’s whiskies, depending on their age, (12 year, 15 year, 18 year, 21 year). The older the whisky, the smoother and sweeter the taste. Plus, distilleries here, expecially the more popular whiskies (Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and the Islay whiskies), are beautiful!

    1. hyedi

      That is SO cool! I’d LOVE to visit a distillery there. I’ve just recently started liking it, so next I’m going to start figuring out what kind I like the best ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to post more about how the tour/tasting went, but it was very cool and we got to taste more than just whiskey!

  2. katielookingforward

    Is there a way to get on the mailing list for Girls on the Run? I thought I was, but didn’t hear about this event! Even though I live 2+ hours for the metro, I want to support Girls on the Run when I can!! I have a long term goal of doing a GOTR program up north, but am waiting until I have a little more experience and can really devote myself to it.

  3. erin

    Me and whiskey don’t get along very well ๐Ÿ™‚ Wine on the other handโ€ฆ!

    So excited you’re signing up for TC Marathon! I’m still debating, but am leaning toward doing it, too!


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