First Half Marathon here I come!
Monday, May 16, 2016
So I think I found the trick to all this - always have a goal. Once the goal to get and stay healthy ends, old habits return. So I was challenged to run my first Half Marathon and I took it! Sort of.....
My cousin Teri - I love her motivation to run, to fight to stay happy and healthy. She has had one obstacle after another in her life and she still moves forward. She started me running as a dare and now because of her I am signed up for the Disney Wine and Dine 10K and Half Marathon (did I mention I am doing both?)
Funny part is I did not want to pay the $300 entry fee on top of the airfare so instead I am now a St. Jude Hero and running to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I am only $2040 away from my goal.
I not only love that I get to run my first half Marathon, but I get to do it for a two great causes - my journey to a healthy life and the journey that families are taking every day to fight against childhood cancer.
I even turned donations into little challenges for each dollar I raise I do a push-up and for every $30 I run an extra mile that day in training. It is fun and motivating. I also donate from my company for every Face Painting gig I do this year I donate $15 - so far $60 and counting!
I am excited and happy to be a part of thier journey with mine!