I'm going to run a half marathon.
There. I said it. Now all of you have to keep me accountable and those of you who know me well, please pick your jaws up off the floor and have a little faith. I can do this, even though I despise running. I do have a few reasons for my madness.
The main reason is because my sister loves to run. Really, I would rather walk, but Courtney, crazy girl, loves to run. The two of us are only a year and a half apart, but we are in such different stages of life. I'm hoping that by running this half marathon together, we'll be able to connect and relate to one another on a deeper level.
The race is also benefiting some really good causes, such as one of the Children's Hospitals in Wisconsin (not the one we go to, but I will always be an advocate for Children's Hospitals no matter where they are) and also Breast Cancer research.
Lastly, let's face it. I.AM.OUT.OF.SHAPE. Oooh Mama! I tried running a mile a couple of weeks ago, and let's just say I had to use my mother's inhaler. This is not good people.
But if my dad can do it, I can do it.
My dad is running his first half mary next month. He'll be 50 years old this summer and is still so motivated and in shape. I'm so proud of him. The best part about the event he is participating in, is that they are raising money for Cerebral Palsy research and treatments! You all know that this is something very close to my heart.
If you would like to contribute to this very worthy cause, click here. I know Sylas Bug and his Papa would be so grateful.