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New goal I need to publicly commit to....

Friday, July 16, 2010

So some of my teammates from my dragonboat team are participating in an upcoming Relay for Life event. I participated with the team last year, but as I had done the 5k portion of a triathalon with other teammates the same morning, I was very tired (and out of shape!) so I didn't stay for the whole thing, or meet any of my goals for taking part in the event.

I want to participate this year and actually stay for the whole time, as well as meet a mileage goal. One of my teammates in particular has pledged to walk a marathon distance during the time we're there. Ever since I heard her talking about it, I've had it in the back of my mind that I could do a half-marathon distance. Granted, I have not been training for this at all like I should have been, but I feel like if I take breaks and stretch, 13 miles over the course of an afternoon/all night is really not that much.

So, I am going to publicly commit to completing a half-marathon distance (13miles) during the Gresham, OR July 31st Relay for Life event.

If you so desire, I would love to have your support - I'll be walking in honor of my grandmother, Eleanor, who passed away 10 years ago from lung cancer. Cancer has touched many of my patients lives as well, so I'll also be walking in their honor.


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    Thank you so much, Mikkio!!! I was so thrilled and excited to see your donation on my page. You are amazing - thank you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3157 days ago
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    Just sent you my support, and donation to the American Cancer Society.

    3159 days ago
    That's awesome. Next Friday is our Relay for Life (I just wrote a blog about it - One Size Fits All). I committed in that blog to run 10 of my laps (not all at once of course but through the course of the night). I'm sorry you lost your grandma to this horrible disease. On another note, I have family friends who participate in the Gresham Relay.
    3167 days ago
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