In which I share my training for a Cancer Run.
mrsrkfj: Just did week 1, day 1 of #c25k with @couch5k! Preparing for the Crozer Cancer Run in memory of LJ
I don’t know how it happened but the last time I went out for a run was July 8. Ten whole days since I punished er pushed myself to get to my 20 minute 5K goal.
The weather hasn’t been cooperating much. It was either hot as Hell or raining like crazy and no I’m not one of those chicks who can’t mix hair and water. Add to that anxiety about the teen and bears, Spanish 102, and general blah, I just didn’t feel like it.
Now I’m about to start begging folks for money so I *have* to get myself ready.
The Crozer Keystone Cancer Run is in memory of my father in law. He passed last summer after a four year battle with multiple myeloma. Multiple Myeloma is bone cancer. As the disease progresses, bones in your body are replaced by metal rods. Chemotherapy is used to slow the growth of the cancer but there is no cure or remission. The only thing we could do was make him comfortable and enjoy him while he was here.
I don’t like to talk about his passing, but the joy he provided while he was here. You know how some people get sick and become bitter shells? He didn’t. He had some days when he was down but for he most part he and I used to joke that we didn’t know who my mother in law hated more, me or him. The Boy appreciated that he kept a box of cars for him and the Teen had someone she could confide in when both Queenie and I had worked her nerves. And the Mister…that was his Pop.
So this time, it’s for real. No more half ass runs, spending more time chatting with Sleeping Beauty or checking text messages. No more telling the Mister when my alarm goes off “I’m not sleep, I’m praying!” The Newports, I’m still working on that.
If I find one, I’ll post a training meter along with a begging er donation meter. I thank you all in advance for joining me on this journey.
Created on the fly by Mrsrkfj