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Am I crazy?!?!?!

The answer to that question is a resounding MAYBE!!!! If you’ve been reading my blog up to this point you know that I’m a newbie runner and that I needed help in learning the proper diet, proper way to train, and the support system in order to keep my resolution of getting back to good health. I know it will be a long journey, but it is more than worth it so that I’m always at my best, for my family, for me, and for those people whose lives I may touch in some way.

In my last post I mentioned that I’m a new member to Team In Training in the KY and Southern IN area. This wonderful group of people are here not only to help all of us achieve our individual goals, but to inspire us & show us that you can survive.

What are we surviving? Well, many people involved with the Team In Training program are there for it’s relationship to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We are fighting to raise awareness and money for LLS so that a cure for blood cancers can be found. We want everyone to know that if you have a loved one, or possibly you, yourself that has been dealt the hand of a blood cancer diagnosis, you have help. There are people to support you and help you in whatever way we have the means for.

Back to the me being crazy part, of course those who know me can give their own opinions if they’d like, but I’d like to say that overall I’m pretty normal. In light of that last statement I will begin to question my sanity daily over the next few weeks. I have signed up to run the Louisville Triple Crown and I will train for those races with my fellow TNT family. After completing these races I will continue training for the next month so that I can run and complete the Derby Festival Mini Marathon on April 30.

4 races in 2 months time after barely becoming a runner at the end of January 2011? Is that Crazy? Well, if it is, then sign me up (Pun Intended LOL)!

Keep coming back to see my struggles and victories and feel free to leave your support in the comments!

So I’m a little behind in posting…

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!

Slight change of plans but all is well…

March of Dimes

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After careful discussion with several people (including a few professionals of various fields), I have decided to postpone my participation in the Disney Princess half marathon. I will train hard this year and look forward to participating in this event in 2012. In the meantime, I am working to get information from several groups on training assistance/teams so that I can participate in a few local events.

I have just completed my sign up for the 2011 March of Dimes walk this May 14. Please support me in this event and stay tuned for more info to come very shortly.