Thursday, July 7, 2011

Marathon & Fundraising Progress

I'm a little ashamed to say that I haven't been running as routinely as I should.  This can partly be blamed on a hurt hip but most because I haven't had my usual ambition.  But as of yesterday I'm back into the swing of things.  It's silly to me how sometimes I dread my runs and look at it as a chore but in reality I feel so amazing when I run like I can't get enough of it and end up wondering why I put it off in the first place.

Coming from someone who has never been athletic, I can tell I'm really starting to get into shape and it's such a good feeling.  I feel like I could run the half marathon now but obviously don't want to because I don't want to get injured. It's also exciting to look at my legs and see some definition... one of the definite perks of running!  Another big plus of getting out there and pounding the pavement (or treadmill) is... it's so therapeutic!  I can't stress that enough.  I am a mom of two kids who I love dearly, but lets be honest, sometimes by the end of the day I want to pull my hair our and lock myself in a room to just get a moment to myself.  Running lets me get out my emotions, my thoughts, my anxieties, and actually have a moment of peace to myself.  It gives me a chance to reflect and mediate on how I can be a better person. I always end my run feeling so refreshed and feeling like I can take on two crazy babies the world! I need running in my life to help me be balanced. 

Now as far as the fund raising goes, it's kind of slowed down a lot.  My list of people to ask for donations has dwindled.  I am at a total of $645 which is not too far away from my goal of $1000, BUT I know I can do better then that!  And I have some time.  If you or anyone you know is interested in sponsoring me in the Rock-N-Roll Las Vegas Marathon please let me know.  All money raised is going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Please contact me a for information and sponsorship forms.

1 comment:

Carly said...

I love that feeling - when you finally start doing it and suddenly you fall in love with running all over again! It's also so cool how we develop a kind of "fitness momentum" where, the more fit we become, the more momentum we build and we want it more and more and love it more and more!
I hope you meet your goal :) So sweet of you to fundraise for those kiddos. My sorority in college sponsored Make-A-Wish and it is truly a special philanthropic concept (though, I'm sure, they all are -- this one really focuses on making children feel loved and special).
Thanks for sharing!