Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wait....I just did what?!?

What's the matter with me?!?!


Sometimes, I just don't think before I jump. I see the cause. I see what it is and I say, "I can do that! I want to help!"

And then I'm done.

I just signed up for this.

I don't run. Ever. Well, no, that's not true. I run in loops through my living room, dining room, and kitchen chasing my kids as part of our little game. That's about it.




I do Tae-Bo. I walk. I'll even do the Firm and that beach body workout...I can't remember it's name, occasionally. But I don't run. I haven't for years. See, I have this knee that was artfully reconstructed and made almost new and I'm afraid to push it too much. I have this other knee that is just waiting for the right time to go out on me like the first one did. Running makes my knees angry. They yell at me. They scream at me. The swell at me.

Running makes my lungs angry, too.

Yeah, ok, I'm OUT O SHAPE.

There I said it. You don't have to.

I'm in better shape now than I was 3 months ago. I've got that going for me.

The race isn't until October. Also got that going for me.

But now? Now I have to start running.

So, today or tomorrow- you know just as the massive heat wave is starting- I'm going to start this.

Because you know what?

This one is important to me.

I'm doing it for her. I didn't know her. We were both Hawks. We are both Hawks. I knew her friends.

I'm doing it for my students. They don't see the importance of being safe in dating. They don't recognize the signs and I want them to see them before it's too late.

I'm doing it for my best friend. She knows why.

I'm doing it for my daughter and your daughters.

I'm doing it for me.

It's not about the running. It's about the awareness. It's about the message. It's about letting it be known. It's about making people safe.

Come and join me. You have time to get ready....we'll do it together and spread the word!

Ok, it's a little bit about the running.


- d. said...

good for you! that is awesome.

running sucks, but I'm sure once you're trained and conditioned, it will feel amazing to run.

Don Mills Diva said...

What a great cause and a great excuse to get in shape - kudos!

OHmommy said...

Kudos to you.

I am so not a runner.... but if it is for a good cause I will go to cheer the runners on. LOL!

Told you.... I don't run. ;)

ConverseMomma said...

And I get to do it with you too, which totally rocks my socks.

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