Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Oh the Torture

Remember the time I vowed I would never run a 5K again?? Yeah, I remember it too. Especially after rereading this post. That was a year and a half ago and I haven't forgotten. BUT I'm doing it (why, oh why do I think torturing myself is fun?). In May I will run a 5K with my daughter (yes, this is all her fault). I am making this announcement so I can't talk myself out of it (but maybe you can talk me out of it). This time I will train better. I will run 4 times a week (or three....probably only two), I will eat healthier (unless my mom makes cookies at which point I will have three or four spoonfuls of cookie dough....Mmmmm cookie dough), and I will go to bed before..........1 am (that's good, right?).

In all seriousness, this run is to support my sister and her husband who recently lost their son to Trisomy 18. She carried him full term (tough little guy) and he lived 28 hours. He was the sweetest little angel. This run benefits Angel Babies, a support group that helps parents dealing with stillbirth, miscarriage, & infant loss. It is an amazing organization that really helped my sister through the hardest time in her life.

For my Fresno peeps, if you want to join in the "fun" run, it takes place Saturday, May 7th at Woodward park. I think I'm going to start "training" at the Clovis East track a couple nights a week. If anyone is interested in training with us, email me and I'll give you the details.

I can do this, I can do this (me and running are long time enemies so I have to give myself a pep talk).

11 comments:

  1. You can do it! I believe in you. I've got the faery dust at the ready should it come to that. And I'm so sorry for your sister and her family.

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  2. If I were still in Fresno I would do this with you. I would have to walk, but hey, it's a "fun" run right? It might kill me, but for Stephanie I would try.

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  3. My condolences on the loss of your nephew. I'll be pulling for you to complete that 5K in May! :)

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  4. You can do it! I did my first 5K last year to raise money for a little girl with cancer, and I'm really wanting to do one again this year. I have to get back in shape again though! I'll start training with ya. Well, sort of, since we live in different states and all! :D

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  5. That's awesome, Kasie! You can do it! And for Stephanie, it's totally worth it. Give her hugs for me!

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  6. *empathy gland churning*

    Seriously though, I think that's a wonderful thing, Kasie. Go you!! :)

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  7. I trained for a 5k once and when the day came I got really sick and couldn't go. :( Good luck to you. You're a great sister!

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  8. You definitely can do it! What a great cause...and it's good for you. (plus, training and running means you can eat more cookies= win/win) (easy for me to say, since I'm not the one running. ;)

    I'm sorry for the loss of your nephew.

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  9. Knowing it's a great cause should help you do it!

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  10. You have no idea how tempted I am to join you. But. But then I remember ten years ago when I did the 2 mile Walk for Life. Notice I said "walk". Now if I nearly died on the walk, we know the outcome of a run.

    I'll cheer foy you anyway. Good luck. You can do it.

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