So I did something a little stupid this week. I guess last Saturday’s run-fail really got to me because I made another attempt at six miles on Monday which turned out to be successful. But the not-so-smart decision came when I decided to run six miles again on Wednesday. Was it smart to run my long run twice, two days apart? Probably not. [Read more…]
Archives for August 2013
Thank you so much for your contributions! You all are awesome. But remember that I would love to surpass and absolutely crush my goal, so please keep donating if you are able. This is a wonderful cause. We can help raise awareness of this relatively unknown condition and contribute to research which will benefit those suffering from lymphatic diseases. Please help by giving $10.00.
I have registered to be a fundraiser and virtual walker for the 4th Annual Walk for Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases presented by the Lymphatic Research Foundation on Sunday, September 8th, 2013. As a 13+ year lymphedema patient, I know how physically and emotionally difficult and disruptive this disorder can be to one’s life. So, I want to do anything I can to help the Lymphatic Research Foundation fulfill their mission, which is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. They are actively seeking to raise awareness of lymphatic diseases and help treat and hopefully cure lymphedema.
The goal of the Walk is to increase public and private funding for lymphatic research and to increase public awareness. Let’s do what we can to help. I have made a goal to raise $100.00 for this great cause, but I would be totally ok with raising five times that amount :). Please help me reach (and surpass) my goal by donating $10.00.
I have to admit something to you. It has to do with failing to complete my six-mile run yesterday. As my energy depleted after four miles, I got mad at my body for being tired. I expected my body to be used to running by now and to easily finish six miles. While passing four miles and fighting the urge to quit, I started minimizing all the hours of hard work I had put into building my endurance, thinking that all of it was for nothing. Why do I allow myself to be so self-abusive? [Read more…]