Tuesday, May 17, 2016

run maybe?

I'm not a runner. I don't think I could run to the end of my street and back if I had too. 
This is my running motto:

Simple and true
I'm in horrible shape. Absolutely horrible shape. BUT I have been given a challange. A challenge I'm not sure that I can accept but one that I certainly want to accept. 
My brother in law, Steve, was diagnosed with Leukemia last fall. He has had a very rough battle, chemo & the other trials have not worked. The Chemo just makes him sicker and he has had pneumonia twice already after Chemo treatments. His counts are up and the last trial he did harmed his vocal cords - leaving him barely able to talk. This is man with a great singing voice and my heart breaks with this hardship. Also - to add to the horrible cancer news - it came shortly after his first Grandson was born. 
My nephew's wife posted about a half Marathon in San Antonio, Texas on December 4th {Sponsored by Teamintraining.org}for the Leukemia/Lymphoma society. I wanna do this. I want to do something to raise awareness, to raise money & to support my amazing brother in law Steve. I want to drive to Texas and join my nephew's wife & a couple of our family/friends. I almost feel like I need to do this. 

Back to the top of this post - I don't run. I don't even know that I could run a 5K (three miles) let alone a half marathon (13.1)! AND the run is five months and some change away. I mean - I'm pushing it. That's a lot of training. Not to mention the cost of travel to get to Texas (again) from Cali with a baby by myself.  It's crazy, insane even!! But love makes you do crazy things; doesn't it? 
I could go to Houston for Thanksgiving and drive down to San Antonio for the marathon. I could fly to San Antonio for the weekend and do the marathon. There are options and if I put my feet where my heart is - I could do this. 
Will I do this? Will I commit to the training, eattings habits, life altering modifications that would be needed to succeed? 
It would greatly improve my healthy, my weight loss goal and lord knows my own personal spirit. I'm worried if I commit and don't follow through then I'll have the heaviest sense of regret. Hell, even if I went and walked the whole 13 miles - I went and did my part to this amazing cause.. yea?? 

Holy crap I think I just agreed to commit and try to running/walking my first half marathon! 

Who's with me? 

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