Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This Is For You, Mom

It's official, I'm going to start training - to run.

Call me crazy, ambitious but I'm determined to prove the naysayers wrong.

It's about time I made the leap from couch potato to runner. Mind you, I did say running a marathon was on my bucket list of things to do.

On Mother's Day, I didn't have to look far to find inspiration - there's my mom.

Despite her ongoing battle with breast cancer; she remains positive, motivated and dedicated to her walking. She makes fitness a big part of her life. Her courage and strength has inspired me to do something more - not just for myself physically but for her as well.

She often talked of doing a cancer walk/run fundraiser to show her appreciation for all the wonderful support she has received these last few months. In June, she will finish her six-month cancer treatment. Why not do this for her?

So, here I am, making a commitment to get in shape and to run for a cure. And I'll be documenting my journey with you. The highs and the lows of training.

I hope you can be on my side to keep me focused. I know it will be a long, arduous road ahead but if my mom can endure all the pain, and suffering so can I.

This is for you, Mom!

1 comment:

  1. I did the Couch to 5K program, and it was really wonderful. I quit running for a while after a minor injury, but today ran for a little bit. It's exhilarating! The runner's high really is addictive.