Monday, September 24, 2012

Sometimes You Just Have To.....

I need this poster...giant!
I committed to running a half marathon (yes, that's 13.1 miles) 
next month which is something that wasn't on
ANY bucket list I may have made!
The bad news is that I have not been disciplined in my training.
Life was challenging this summer and I didn't rise to the challenge the way that I would have hoped.
I am heavier than I have been,
and my cardio-vascular resembles...
well, I can't even think of
something to compare it to!!
I am scared.
Yet, I realize that I can use that fear as a motivator.
I still have time to prepare...
watching my eating habits,
preparing my ipod song list,
finding cute running clothes that make my butt and belly look half their size....
You know....The important stuff!!
On a more serious note, I am running to raise money for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The program is called Team In Training, and this group has been a fantastic support system.
My Honored Hero is the sweet, brave son of one of my dearest friends. 
You can read more about him here.
So although I'm stressed and afraid it is nothing compared to what he lived with for years.
I may be crazy.
In fact, as I try to step on that tread mill this morning
I KNOW I'm crazy!
But I've lost my mind for a wonderful cause.
Now I need to find a spot to hang this giant size poster!!
Refrigerator maybe?


  1. oh - you are brave! I've had almost a year of walking more consistently...even that I let down for a couple of weeks. But I'm learning one day at a time...and doing what I CAN! I hope you find a rhythm with it that's encouraging to you! {and the fridge would be a funny place for the poster!}

  2. "I've lost my mind for a wonderful cause." That is the best reason to lose your mind! :) I so need one of those posters too! Fantastic!

  3. Such a great cause! It's been a while and like you, it has been a busy Summer. And also like you, every now and then I return to blog but have fallen out due to a few distractions. Unlike you though, I haven't gotten the courage to get up and do something and make some changes. So you've just inspired me to do that. Thank you.


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