The other day when I was at my Mom’s house, I was showing her this blog about lady who lost weight and learned to run…you know kinda similar to my story. And there was a pic of her after one of her recent races….and my Mom casually says, “Oh, she’s a real blogger and runner.” I was so offended, thinking what am I? Chopped Liver??? Am I not a “Real blogger or runner???”….I don’t know if she was using reverse psychology or what, but it really got me to thinking. I MUST get back to serious running and training. I did some internet research, and decided, no more games, no more starting week 3 for the millionth time. I want to run a half marathon. The GO STL half marathon is in April.
I know that I’m still overweight, and training might take longer for me than someone at a healthy weight. So I’m starting now! Ironically, yesterday , I got a flyer in the mail about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team In Training. Last year they helped raise over $850 million dollars for cancer. They give you a mentor and a coach, and you train with a team of people for 5 months. It was the perfect plan. I always need something new to motivate me. The only “catch” is you have to raise $900. I said that’s “no problem” if all my blog visitors for 1 day, donate $1 dollar, I’m done! I’ll do a big campaign and let you guys know when I start. I’ll post the details and the donation link once I get officially signed up. I’m super excited. I’m finally getting back to my running goals and helping save kids with cancer at the same time. It’s a win-win situation. 🙂