Race day is less than a month away. I’ve continued to follow the Couch to 5K program and am impressed at how far I’ve come. I reached a huge mile-stone last week. I went for a jog with a friend and had a conversation at the same time! A month ago there is no way I could have run and talked at the same time. I’m feeling more and more confident that I can reach the goal of running the 5K. I’m excited, scared, hopeful, insecure & determined all at the same time. I set this goal hoping to become a healthier version of myself. I expected a physical change, what I didn’t expect was the emotional impact as well.
There is still time to join the race! The team Twirling for Tatas is available for anyone who doesn’t want to run/walk alone! http://southdakota.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/PRK_SouthDakotaAffiliate?team_id=334476&pg=team&fr_id=5476
These last few weeks have been a little hectic, but I’ve been able to keep up with my training! In fact, it has been the only thing that has stayed constant as I prepare for the new school year.
I have adjusted my running days to fit my new schedule; I teach 2 days a week and running those days got to be a little much. Still trying to run in the mornings and I do enjoy starting my day this way. The runs are getting longer, but I find once I get through the first 5 minutes or so I fall into a rhythm and just go!
This weekend I received more news of a close friend being diagnosed with breast cancer. She will begin chemo in the next few weeks. Of course, I have been thinking of her as I continue my training and will be running for her (and several others) on the 27th. I cannot even begin to imagine the strength and courage needed to fight the battle with cancer. The least I can do for these amazing people is show my support by running.
We still have room on our team – Twirling for Tatas – if you’d like to show your support as well! Let’s show cancer how strong we are!!
If you would like to get involved in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 27th, you can register here!