Lemon is the New Pumpkin – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Million Mile Run

Way back when, summer was my favorite season. The break from school, swimming, the hot weather, family vacations and bonding time… I mean, what could be better?

While I still appreciate summer, I’ve really come to appreciate all that FALL has to offer. In fact, it’s moved to the top slot in the seasons list (sorry summer).

September is next week and while it’s still technically summer, we’re winding down with summer and preparing for the start of school. My kids are excited to meet their teachers and see their friends on a more consistent basis (I know some are already back in school in some parts of the country). The air conditioning has already been off more days than it’s been on this week and I’ve been breathing in the refreshing cooler air. Of course, the cooler air is also GREAT for running as well; it’s not so stifling and I don’t HAVE to get out there at 5:30 to run.


My favorite quarter mile stretch when you can actually see it!

I haven’t even mentioned pumpkin flavored treats. Because yes, I do love all the pumpkin flavored treats.

However, pumpkin is going to have to hold off just a tad bit longer because we Chicks are still embracing the LEMON.

Yes, that’s right, when we first heard about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosting its inaugural Million Mile Run we knew we had to get in on the action!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we want to help spread awareness about a cause which we hold near and dear to our hearts. What’s the Million Mile Run all about? Are we all going to really run a million miles in September? Check out this video!


Throughout the month of September we’ll be logging our miles for the Million Mile Run. If you’d like to join Team Scoot a Doot and help raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we would LOVE to have you. Fundraising is certainly encouraged but not mandatory; we want to spread the word and make a difference! EFF CANCER!


What else can you look forward to when you join us for the Million Mile Run?

On Wednesdays We Wear Yellow – pink might be where it’s at for Mean Girls but we’re Nice Girls here and we’re going yellow on Wednesdays. Join us and we’ll highlight pictures shared here, Instagram, Facebook, EVERYWHERE! (I don’t have much yellow in my wardrobe so this will be a particular challenge for me.)

Lemon-y Goodness – drinks, recipes, and whatever other good stuff we can find to share with you that has to do with lemon! Lemon juggling! Lemon bowling! Because lemon is the new pumpkin. We’re bringing lemon back, yeah!

Fundraiser Giveaway – while fundraising isn’t a requirement to participate, if you do and you’re the top fundraiser, we’re putting together a special little prize pack just for you.

alsfjointeamYou can register any time in the month of September but obviously the sooner you register, the sooner we can count your miles toward the goal. And bond. And make s’mores! And tell stories around the campfire.

Your miles count whether you’re walking, running, or skipping (if you’re skipping, please take a video because I want to see someone who is able to skip a mile). And since we know many of you are runners, walkers, skippers and jumpers, there’s really no better way to get involved.

So… what are you waiting for? Are you ready to get your miles on and spread the word about the Million Mile Run? Do you have yellow clothing you want to share with me on Wednesday? Join us with the #MillionMileRun and together we can make a difference!


14 thoughts on “Lemon is the New Pumpkin – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Million Mile Run

  1. yayyy fight cancer. this seems like such a good cause, i love that you are logging miles towards something.

    and yes to pumpkin anything…. as for lemons, i recently stopped at a 7-11 and they had a ‘lemon tai chai latte’ and it literally tasted like a lemon bar dessert. it was so tasty. best. thing .ever.

    • Join us with your miles, Lily! We’d love to have you. And while your bathrobe isn’t yellow, I bet you have some awesome yellowness in your wardrobe. 😉

      Um, I might have to go to 7-11 now!!!

    • I fear you might be seeing the same yellow t-shirt (that really bright one we bought for the 8k) each Wednesday. Or I might have to go buy some yellow. Anything for a good cause, right?

  2. I’m in! One of my husband’s friends lost his beautiful 10 month old little girl to cancer. My best friend’s cousin’s 10 year old son was just diagnosed with leukemia, and he is being treated at St. Judes. Last year, my sorority sister’s 7 year old son was diagnosed with brain cancer. Thankfully, due to great treatment options, he is currently in remission at this time. Cancer sucks!!! Especially cancer in kids. EFF cancer!

    • We are so very happy to have you with us to raise awareness and share in this fight against cancer. EFF CANCER. Hell, FUCK cancer. I think we can all handle the language in this situation. 😉

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