Why We Ride

Team IRON EAGLES is a group of friends and family dedicated to fighting Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We join forces to raise money for the NATIONAL MS SOCIETY to support the great PROGRAMS they have available to help members of the community and to support the exciting RESEARCH being done in the field. We blog about why we ride, our experiences at fundraising events, our fundraisers and training tips. We also have links to information on MS and MS research. JOIN US!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Feeling The Love :-)

I just got the sweetest reply to my letter to the Bad Ass Coffee Company regarding how much we LOVED their volunteers at the Bike MS ride in June. I'll try to get it scanned so you can see the pictures but here is what they said:

"Dear Marianne

Thank you so much for the wonderful letter and pictures. Alex Kim and his wife Cathy were rest stop captains in Weston that day. When Tim returned after scouting the route with an update of your status, no one was going anywhere until you made it back to Weston.

I was told about your group by Alex that evening after the ride. What you may not know is the tremendous impact you had on our volunteers. It was a fantastic event, an amazing ride and a lot of fun but the reason for being there is to support those who need it most. I scanned your letter and shared it with the team. I want to thank you for your courage and persistence and giving special meaning that day to an entire group of people. You are the true Bad Ass and honorary member of the team.

With Best Regards,

Ann Hoffman"

Maybe this is my Blue/White personality coming out, but connections like this are what makes Bike MS so much more than just a fun event. I love it!!! Thank you, Michelle, for starting us on this crazy fun journey 7 years ago!!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I was talking with my fellow marathoner neighbor (who has run 7 or 8 of these things!) and she said that she was getting a little burned out, which she noted was normal for this stage of training (7 weeks until race day). I let out a huge sigh of relief. I am so burned out! I thought perhaps it meant that running wasn't for me after all. I've already discovered I'm considerably slower than the entire human race and I began to wonder if the universe wasn't trying to send me a message when my triumphal finish at the last two races I ran was somewhat less than triumphal.

So, anyhow, 4 days a week of running has made me a bit burned out. My plan to combat that is to replace one run with a swim and weights day (love swimming laps!) and to do a lot more visualization about race day as I run. That's what we're all doing this for, right? That adrenaline filled day of exertion! Oh, I'm also going to run a couple of courses that I've never run before.

What do you do to combat burnout?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mary Kay for MS

MK for MS!

Here it is!  MK for MS (a.k.a Mary Kay for Multiple Sclerosis)  For the month of August (MK for MS ends Aug. 30, 2011), every order I place I will donate all the proceeds to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.   That's up to 50% of the retail price of any Mary Kay item!  Already have a Mary Kay consultant?  No problem.  Ask your MK consultant if he/she would like to participate in the MK for MS campaign.  He/she can donate part or all of the profits from your sale right here on the blog (click the fundraising center links on the right to donate).

So what do you need to do?  Simply choose some Mary Kay products that you would like to buy (either for yourself or for others -- there are great items for birthdays, anniversaries, christmas etc.) and then email me (mdolinar@marykay.com) or call.

Here are a few of the great products Mary Kay has to offer.

TimeWise Replenshing Serum +C.  Nicknamed the "facelift in a bottle" :-)  This stuff is great.  I hear nothing but good about this from my customers who use it.   Learn more by following this link:  http://www.marykay.com/skincare/agefighting/10031103/10031103/default.aspx

TimeWise Night Restore and Recover Complex.  Awaken the age-fighting potential of your skin at night.  This advanced age fighter works with your skin's natural cycle to recover from the day's damage. So you can wake up to younger-looking skin.  Learn more by following the link below.

TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set.  Fight fine lines, refine pores and achieve beautifully smooth skin -- immediately -- with this simple two-step set.  Learn more by following this link:  http://www.marykay.com/skincare/agefighting/timewisemicrodermabrasionset/default.aspx

Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara.  Learn more by following this link:  http://www.marykay.com/color/eyes/marykayultimatemascara/10017657/default.aspx

The new TimeWise luminous-wear liquid foundation.  23 different shades.  Very light feeling on the face.  A little goes a very long way.  I love this foundation.  It really looks good on my customers and I love the feel (or the lack of feel -- it's really light).  If you would like to try a sample of this foundation email me.  To see the different shades follow this link:  http://www.marykay.com/color/foundations/luminouswearliquidfoundation/default.aspx

Check out this link for gift ideas: http://www.marykay.com/whatsnew/giftideas/default.aspx

Check out this link for men's products:  http://www.marykay.com/mens/default.aspx

Check out this link for body care products, including pedicure sets, Satin Hands, hydrating lotion etc.: http://www.marykay.com/spabody//bodycare/default.aspx

And last but not least is the Miracle Set.  This set includes TimeWise cleanser, moisturizer, Night Solution and Day Solution with SPF 25.  A great way to keep your skin looking and feeling wonderful!  Follow this link for more information (including before and after shots!): http://www.marykay.com/skincare/agefighting/MiracleSetStep1/default.aspx

All Mary Kay products come with a 100% money back guarantee.  Return or exchange product if it isn't exactly what you expected.

If you'd like to try any product samplers just let me know.  I'd be glad to help.  If you can't find what you are looking for on the Mary Kay website (www.marykay.com), let me know.  If I can't find it I know several Mary Kay consultants and directors.  Between all of us I'm sure we can come up with something to help!

Happy Shopping!  Be sure and tell your friends and family!  The MK for MS campaign ends August 30, 2011.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pictures from the car wash

Here are some pictures from the July 30th car wash fundraiser.

Check out this car!  That's one big car!  I didn't realize cars could be so big!  A lot of them I couldn't reach the middle of the hood.  It took two people with one big towel to dry the hoods of some of these bigger cars.

Marianne with the "I love clean cars!" sign :-)  Hyabusa!

Working the car wash with the LPH Drill team.

Car washing after LPH left.  The girls were so excited to finally be allowed to come and wash :-)