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1/2 marathon...... yes, I will

Monday, July 25, 2011

So, Last year, I was INTENDING on participating in the CCFA (crohns and colitis foundation of America) 1/2 marathon in Las Vegas on Dec 5...... fear of not being able to raise enough money to cover my trip kept me from doing it.

this year, the event is on December 4th....
and you know what.........??????

To Hell with being afraid.

I have lived with this CRAP (no pun intended) for 15 years....I've had it up to my freaking EYEBALLS with letting my Crohns run my life.....

Besides...... what if MY contribution is what finds a cure?

The thought of there even BEING a cure really brings tears to my eyes....

I've had enough.



And I am going to help find a cure.
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  • 69NURSE
    Last year I had the bright idea I wanted to do a HM - WHY my family asked. Just because I want to I said. I was going to turn 62 3 weeks after the race and it was just something I needed to do; I don't really worry about getting older, but I felt this would be a milestone for me. I AM NOT A RUNNER!!!!! However, I am a walker and I can run a little. So, even without my family's support, I signed up for it. I never really did the training crap, which was really kind of dumb, but hey... I set a time for myself of 4 hrs to finish (figured that was about a 20min mile). I met another woman from SP the night before the race and we determined to just do our best - whatever that was. When I crossed the finish line in 3:06 I was thrilled. I walked and ran the best I could - my family never thought I would finish so soon and they weren't even there when I finished. People I met through the JASR (Just a short run) in Pittsburgh last year told me, that being willing to start is being a winner.

    I just told you my story to let you know emoticon you don't have to run at all, walk your best gait, run if/when you can; you might be surprised at where you finish. Good luck and if there is anyway I can help, or make a donation, please feel free to let me know. I am sorry you have Crohn's - I know others who have had it and it is dreadful. emoticon emoticon Bev
    2414 days ago
    It's sounds like a great opportunity to get together with other Crohn's people and find out just how they manage to be fit with this disease.

    Received my brochure this week. Recruitment meetings are next month. So very tempted but I'm not a runner and not sure how you "walk" a half marathon in any sort of timely manner.

    Good luck to you. Go For It, Crohn's buddy!
    2430 days ago
    emoticon Go for it!
    2432 days ago
    woohoo, YOU are gonna kick BUTT on this.
    2432 days ago
  • JEN021072
    Go girl!!!
    You can do anything you set your mind to.
    2432 days ago
    As a colon cancer survival, I am especially excited for you. I would love to help you make this trip. Email information about how to make a donation and I will make a small donation for this great cause. emoticon
    2432 days ago
    Awesome!! YOu can do it - good luck!!!
    2432 days ago
    2432 days ago
    You have already made up your mind....
    Just do it...
    Your going to be fine.
    Evie emoticon
    2432 days ago
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