Okay folks, I'm going to walk my first 5k. That's right, *me*. In the August heat...walking a 5k. Anyone who knows me personally knows that I get a chuckle about that. 1st off, I hate heat. Like, REALLY hate heat. 2nd, I'm no fitness guru. I am in no way, shape or form prepared to do this walk. But, I want to do it. I'm going to do it. I will do it. Oh yes, I will. I don't care if I come in dead last. This isn't a race against time for me. For me this is a personal goal and my goal is to simply go from the start line to the finish line. Maybe in time I'll start working on personal times etc. but right now the goal is to simply finish.
I've joined Team Leo in loving memory of a family friend who recently lost his courageous battle with cancer. Team Leo is part of the LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly. If you're not aware, LIVESTRONG seeks to inspire and empower people affected by cancer and through the LIVESTRONG Challenge I'm picking a fight with cancer and uniting with others who are interested in making cancer a global priority.
On August 22, 2010, I'm going to walk 3.1 miles. In addition to this, I'm hoping to raise $250.00 for the fight against cancer. With your help and support, I know I can accomplish both.
If' you'd care to donate to the fight against cancer, I've added a widget to the top right corner of my blog. I see that the widget says 2009 and that's clearly not right. I've contacted Team LIVESTRONG and hopefully they'll have an updated widget soon.
If you aren't able to donate at this time, it's okay. I could use a few good cheerleaders cheering me on! Leave me a comment and let me know how much I rock for doing this :P No seriously, this is a huge deal for me...words of encouragement are always welcomed :-)
Thanks and LIVESTRONG:
GO TEAM LEO!!!