Friday, October 10, 2008

For the love of a friend......


I love Judy, and I wish I could help her get through her cancer.  I don't know what I can do other than just love her and be there for her when she needs someone.  I thought about it over the last few years, I have had many friends that have fought the battle of breast cancer and won, lost or are still in the battle.  I want to run the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure marathon and I plan on doing it.  I never started because I am not a runner.  I hate running, I can't run, so why should that stop me when I am healthy and able to.  Of course I finally committed myself to it and decided I would start my training on Sunday. I look outside and it is snowing, yes, non stop,  I would say that we have about an inch by now, so now what? I guess I will have to find a gym nearby and pay to run on a treadmill since I don't have one.  Please standby me and encourage me, I plan on doing this to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.  This week my training schedule as a beginner is to train 3 days this week, 6 minutes of walking then 1 minute of running repeated 3 times.  I can do this, would you join me and maybe we can start team and do next years events that are all over.  I wish I could make a difference, it's not much, but it's a start.  If you can't start training with me, would you be willing to support me by donating?  And also ask me how my training is going occasionally so I will keep it up?  Thanks!

9 comments:

madre adoptiva said...

I admire your courage to start training for a marathon. I could never do it. I will support you though!!

Mom said...

I'll do some of your marathon training with you. Just not sure how much. I know that I should exercise. I need some new sports bras and workout clothes. We'll see what's going on!

Bubba said...

Ok, well I am planning on starting a team in honor of Judy Bitz, Kathy Taylor, Michelle Gandolfo, and Autumn Taylor's Aunt (need to get her name) and my friend Lori Nelsons Sister in law.....(name again) Pinkerton. Mom I am planning on doing my first marathon May 9 in Sacramento I will do the 13.1 mile but in 2010 I will try the 26 mile.......are you tough enough?

Mom said...

I don't think I'm that tough anymore. Lethargy has taken its toll. :-)

Chrissy and Jack said...

I saw some treadmills on craigslist.com that are like, $50ish. It'd be cheaper then a gym membership!

Steve Ballmer said...

love her and pray for her

Ann said...

You have my whole hearted support, over here we have the race for life, which raises money for research, my grandmother died of breast cancer. So you go for it girlfirnd.
I am a road runner (so to speak).
my top tips for you...
1. The best footwear you can afford, I use Nike air.
2. Good Bra.
3. water
4. Ipod
Warm up to start,stretches etc Run 2 minutes, walk 6 and increase running bit by bit, decrease walking.
Listen to your body, dont push it, cool down.
You'll do it fine ...GIRL POWER !!!

Bubba said...

Thank you all so much for your support, and Ann keep those tips coming I'm gonna need them!

Tracy said...

This year I got a team together from work for the Race for the Cure. It was amazing how many people participated. I will help you out any way possible!!! Now go run!! :)