August 12, 2013

Running For My Life

Those of you who have stuck with this blog (and I dearly love all four of you – truly…) know that I’m no stranger to declaring and declaring and declaring again my intentions of getting healthy and sticking to a fitness routine. I’m great at making plans, talking about plans, starting plans – but not great at finishing plans.

Well, if you’ll pardon the expression – sh*t just got real.

Last month, my dad was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. His mother (my Grammy) and his grandfather both died of complications of diabetes, so genetics are not on my side. Neither is my previous lifestyle of treating my body like an ongoing frat party.

So now, the process of changing my future begins. And you can help.

In January, I’ll be running the Team Diabetes Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon in Phoenix, and I’ve committed to raise $1,000 to support diabetes research. I’ve talked and talked and talked about running a half-marathon, and now it’s time to put some money where my mouth has been. If I get myself to Phoenix to run the half-marathon, will you support me? Will you help me change my future?

I’ll do my part – this morning I was out on the road, shuffling through Day 1 of the Couch-to-5K program yet again. I’ll build my way up to 13.1 miles by January, interspersed with weight training, yoga, cross-training, and probably lots of crying and whining.

And I hope you’ll all be here with me. Especially for the crying and whining parts.

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