It came to my attention the other night that I hadn’t updated my about page here on the blog to reflect where I am in my journey so far this year! I apologize for that. I signed up on the 22nd of January to become a member of Team In Training. This is a local group of walkers/runners/cyclists/triathletes that get together not only to train and enter races here locally in Louisville, KY, but also to enter races around the country – All while raising money that goes directly to research in finding a cure for Blood Cancers. Team In Training is directly partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma society. Every member that signs up to participate in an event gets a fundraising minimum and in turn Team In Training will pay your fees for the race(s) you would normally be paying for.
We started training the 29th of January and will train in rain, sun, & snow because you never know what the weather will be like on race day. It gets a bit tough but then you meet all of these wonderful people who have either survived cancer, had a family member diagnosed that survived (or sometimes went on to become Angels) or knows/knew someone touched by a blood cancer. Especially the ones who are survivors themselves, sometimes just weeks after completing a round of chemo/radiation, and they are out there pounding the pavement alongside the rest of us.
Please join me over the next few weeks, by donation, by prayer, by words of support and encouragement, or by cheering us all on at the finish line of our races and on the sidelines too!
All my appreciation,
KimC – The Running Wedding Planner
Life is crazy as usual and I apologize that I didn’t schedule/write a post over the past almost 2 weeks. I know I had it written in my planner but it still didn’t get done LOL. I am honestly trying to get better about following my planner so that I don’t forget as many things on my to do list. Hey at least I haven’t forgotten a kid somewhere right 😉
So I’ve been through 2 training sessions with Team In Training on Saturday mornings. They have been an experience for sure. But I made it!!! The team is great and we have great mentors & coaches. After the 1st practice/training session I was in a ton of pain (due to old crappy worn out wrong for my feet tennis shoes) and I wondered how I could keep it all together. But being the geniuses that they are @ Team In Training, they scheduled our 1st clinic to be @ Footworks and the team there is AMAZING!!!! I worked with the owner Mary and she immediately knew what was hurting from how I was standing and what shoes I would need. I love that woman to pieces for “fixing me”. Even doing a bridal show standing on my feet for several hours didn’t cause me the pain it used to since I started wearing the new tennis shoes every day!!!
Our 1st practice/training was 3 miles and the 2nd was 4.7 miles. I pushed through even though I wasn’t sure I could do the 4.7 miles. I have a wonderful mentor and she will not let me stop. She gives me little tips and helps me keep my head up when I’m struggling.
We are going to enter as a team (the entire Team In Training team) for the Snowman Shuffle Race this Saturday February 12, 2011. I know we’ll be out in full force to represent Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Hope to have y’all there to keep us going and support in any way you can, be it cheers from the crowd, to joining the team, to donating and helping us meet our fundraising goals!
A few things have changed and I’ve let life’s business interfere, but I’m back to fix all of that. I have signed up as a team member of the Team In Training group here in Louisville. I am very excited to be part of such a wonderful group of people that I hope to consider family by the end of this training season!
With this new support system I am signing up to complete the Triple Crown here in Louisville. I know what some of you are thinking… Triple Crown? Isn’t that a horse race circuit? Many people that know of Louisville know us for being Derby City. These races however are for humans only 🙂 1st up is the Anthem Fitness Classic 5k on February 26. Next is the Rodes City run on March 12, and finally it’s the Papa John’s 10 miler on March 26.
I am thrilled and nervous as all get out of course since my inner athlete (read former cheerleader in High School) has been hiding for over a decade. But I am empowered and excited that TNT (Team In Training) will push me and help me the whole way through to each finish line.
Stay tuned to see the small victories and probable breakdowns and come along on my journey with me! Thanks!
I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.
I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.
If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.
This blog is intended to first chronicle my journey from a 30 year old mom who is not in the best health to the completion of at least my 1st half marathon (and hopefully beyond). I am currently intending to participate and complete the Disney Princess half marathon on February 27, 2011 at Epcot in Orlando, FL. This is of course contingent on raising the funds necessary for all travel expenses as my family is not in the position to afford this on our own currently. I am positive that I can complete this race and will fall in love with running.
I am also a Certified Wedding Planner and run my own family owned and operated company alongside my mother and business partner, Wedding Bells of Ky. Thus The Running Wedding Planner is born!