Relay for Life News, A Blog Challenge, and a Blog Favor

Erich with his “Relay for Life” Cake Auction Creation!
Montezuma’s Revenge!!!!!!!!!!!
Erich and Jake baking away!!!!!!!!!!
My kitchen hasn’t smelled this yummy in a long time!!

I heard their cake went for $40 at Gregoryville Christian Church’s fundraiser!! Way to go, guys!
First Church of Christ hosted a Mexican dinner for
Nick’s Chick’s Relay for Life team today.

Donations came in at over $600!!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped!

If you would like to support Relay for Life you can do so by going to their website and finding a Relay for Life team near you, or you can go to and click on the “donate” button.
If you make a donation through Nick’s site, please email me at and let me know that you want this money to specifically go to our Relay for Life team.
All other donations will be used in our 6 other areas of ministry.

Now for the Blog Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!

For over a year now, I have been “telling” a friend of mine who runs on a regular basis that I really want to start running with her…I’m just not motivated.

Well, tonight I learned through the brain tumor support group I belong to that today in Washington D.C. there was a 5K Run/Walk (The Race for Hope) for “a world without brain tumors.” I also learned that David Cook, one of the top finalists on American Idol last season, lost his brother just this morning to an 11-year battle with brain tumors. David has been a huge fundraiser for this annual event and still made his appearance today at the race. I thought that was so admirable. (Please keep his family in your prayers.)

As I read about the event, I just knew that this was God’s way of motivating me!! I told Tim, “Next year I want to run in that race.” I never dreamed that God would use a computer screen to motivate me to run, but He did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, here’s my challenge to all of you……..if anyone wants to start walking now for practice and even move on into running and then try to join me for next year’s event, I would be so excited to meet you!!!!! I thought we could create our own team or something!! We have until next April to register, so be praying about this if it sounds like something you might want to do!

I’ll keep you posted on my “abilities….” For now, I just want to make it three miles walking without a cramp…then we’ll see what happens next!!!

I told my mom a week or so ago that my life mission statement is this: “Tammy Nischan exists to please God and to make Nick roll his eyes as often as possible.” I am sure that Nick is rolling his eyes at the thought of his mom running on the streets of Washington D.C. for any reason at all……… 🙂

Finally for my blog favor. I’m trying to update my blog and one of the things I want to do is add your blogs (if you have one) to my blogroll. I think that last year some time I may have asked for your blog addresses, but so much has happened since then.

So, here’s my favor: Could you please email me your blog address? Send it to I really want to be visiting your blogs too!!!!

4 thoughts on “Relay for Life News, A Blog Challenge, and a Blog Favor

  1. Hope to see you at Relay this year!
    Look for Charlie’s Angels you will find me their Lord willing.
    God Bless,

  2. Tammy,
    I started walk/running last summer…and again this summer…it is hard but it is a really cool thing to see how far you can come each week even! There is a plan, from the couch to the 5k…I will look up the info and send it your way…I used it and it is definitely effective! Also, you might look into buying an mp3 player of some sort if you don’t have one yet…it is a big help as well!

    “I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

    Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

    Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”

    1 Corinthians 9:23-25

    I was just thinking…It is cool that you are not only running in the race of life for the sake of the Gospel…but you desire to run in the 5k is for the Gospel…I will be praying for this venture! God bless!

  3. I need to start walking! I am inspired by your post, so I will walk ‘with’ you! Even though it is a long way from my house to yours…… (I live in the Pacific Northwest)

    I think it’s a great way to raise money, get in shape– a win win for everyone.

    Oh, and I like your little quote (about why Tammy exists) very cute!

    My blog (even though I haven’t been writing much lately, ahem) is (Pretty in Pink) I think you have visited before, but I would love it if you visited more often 🙂

  4. What an awesome challenge! If the Living Day by Day lady sends you the “from the couch to the 5k” plan I would love to see it… I’ve often thought of working up to a 5k but always seem to peeter out after a little while. I have been inspired by one of my bloggy friends who is going to ride her bike 225 miles this summer. She’s training and sticking to it! I would love to walk with you dear friend!!

    My blog in case you doing have it is:

    Love you lots!!