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This Fall’s Charity Challenges !

How are you doing with your Charity Challenges?  Have you run a race in honor of someone?  Donated to a charity?  Participated in a walk for a cause?  Or did you just donate to a cause?


This fall, I am participating in a couple of different events.


This Sunday I am walking with my sister’s in laws in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Boston .


My sisters mother in law passed away recently from this terrible disease. I love the family and I am proud to walk with them . If you interested in donating , you can find the information here .


Also, this October, I am participating the Barbells for Boobs event at my gym.


This is a workout where we raise money for Breast Cancer early detection in young folks. For just $80, one more person will know that they are living with Breast Cancer.  This is staggering to me. My grandmother, while she did not have breast cancer when she was young, she is a survivor having been diagnosed later in life.  If you are interested in donating or participating, you can find the information here.


I think if we all gave some of our time to a great cause, the world would be so much better of a place.


So get out there and do some good !

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I’m a Believer

I find more and more along this journey that I am surprising myself more and more . I know it is just natural progression with the process but I kinda like it .

Today I ran around doing a bunch of errands and picked up my oldest at camp . It was a busy day and quite frankly I wanted to go home and nap . I love to nap on the weekends . I think it is something my body needs. I sat here for a bit and decided to go for a walk. Got myself all ready, playlist loaded , headphones on and hit the pavement. But this time when I hit the pavement, I decided to run . And I ran and ran kept going and going ….. Wait for it …… Wait for it …


I can’t believe it! Not sure how far over a mile it was but based on my previous walks around my complex, it was definitely over a mile .Granted it wasn’t a fast run, and there was that one squirrel that was running along near me, then passed me , but dammit , I went the distance !!!

So I hit my mile plus and then walked it out a bit and as I walked I was thinking how proud I am and how I cannot believe I just did over a mile when it happened . My iTunes shuffled to an awesome song . ” I’m a believer” by the Monkees ! I kicked up my heels cause I believed in myself and ran the rest of the way home . Yes I know the song does not refer to “believing in yourself” but it was enough to get me going . Now, if I could just find a ” just keep swimming “ song besides the Dory one, lol!

Check out the Monkees video here —>    

I can’t wait to get out there tomorrow and see how far I can go . I got this !

If I keep this up, I will be able to actually do runs for the Less Thighs More Thunder Charity Challenge !   But for now, I am happy to  keep to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes .

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