Oh running. We have this love/hate relationship. I hate lacing up my shoes or scheduling in the time to run but absolutely love when I finally get myself out the door… and the after effects have me lifted for hours. My friend and I call it running out the crazy. That being said, I was presented with an opportunity to run with other moms. I usually run by myself and listen to a book (try it. you’ll love it.) but this is a new year! I’m a mom. Why not?
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosts a moms in training program which is an awesome trifecta; meet moms, raise money for a great cause, and get into shape/back into a running routine after a baby. Plus, I’ll be scratching another item off my 33 before 33 list! Awesome.
Here’s an informational video that brought me to tears thinking of my own baby, Jack, and the many people diagnosed with cancer each day.
We’re the very first chapter in North Dallas and our team is pretty small, but I’m overjoyed to be part of this amazing team of ladies, moms, powerful women, and worthwhile organization. My goal is to raise $750 – $1000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, all while challenging myself physically. I’ll be thinking of those moms and babies fighting hard and hoping there will be a cure in the near future for these cancers. If you would like to donate, I would absolutely love your support!! Just click – I’m a Running Mama – to help me reach my goal. I’ll be updating you with my training along the way and then after/on race day. We collectively will be running a marathon on March 23rd (as a relay – 6 miles each) and I can’t wait!
Hug your babies a little tighter tonight and pray for all those people waiting for a cure!