Saturday, June 5, 2010
As most of you know, I'm about to embark on my 1st half-marathon. My husband, Uncle Dick and I will be running the Rock n Roll in San Diego. We fell off the training bandwagon but we tried to pull it together in the end. We have 4 hours to finish 13.1 miles. It should be doable but I'm nervous as hell!!! Yep, I said that! I hope that it will be more on the fun side than the painful, miserable side but I really have no idea what to expect. This is something that I have been wanting to do ever since my cousin lost her sweet daughter Ravyn to cancer last year. I am running, in part, for her tomorrow! For both Ravyn who had to leave this Earth FAR too early at the age of 7 and Kathy, my cousin, because her strength through this all has been amazing to me. Tomorrow is also exactly one year to the day that we lost my Aunt Amy to cancer. Even in her fifties, it was an unfair loss. She still had so much life to enjoy and grandbabies to play with. We miss her! Finally, this particular run benefits the Leukemia and Lymphomia Society and this year my cousin, Alison was diagnosed with Lymphomia. She is the reason I signed up for this race. At 25, she is an amazing person and handled this diagnosis like a champ! She is running the relay tomorrow! The relay is with 4 people for the full marathon. They each run between 4-8 miles each. My cousin Alana and her husband, Tim are running legs of the relay too! I'm excited to take on this adventure with them and for a good cause. Everyone knows someone who has been impacted by cancer but this is my turn to give a half-marathon a try! Night all! 3:30 am will come early!