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Running, Charity, and … a picture?

This last Saturday, I ran in the Hope and Harmony 5k and was accompanied by the wonderful Miss. Refreshingly Honest.  I even let her pin on my bib, it was a great experience to watch her with safety pins.  I also placed in the race and won an award.  I really enjoy running, although sometimes I have to force myself to go out and hit the streets but in the end I’m always glad I did it. Again, I was blessed to have my lady there to support me (It was windy, pouring rain, and cold), I really didn’t expect her to come in the rain, and it really meant a lot to me, more than I think she realizes.

Here’s a picture of us before I started warming up for the race.

She’s gorgeous huh?  I’m lucky and I’m still amazed of what we have become.

I enjoy running in races that are for charities because I believe they really benefit people.  I have literally seen a friend of mine go through hell for the last four years fighting stage four cancer at 29 years old and he is still fighting for his life.  He’s a trooper, I’m always thinking about him, and I’m just inspired by his will to live.  It makes me ponder what I’m really meant to do in life.  What if that were me, thinking about whether or not I’m going to wake the next morning, and I had to look back on my life wishing there were things I would have or had not done.  It’s scary.

Hopefully, whoever reads this is out there do something for a charity or a cause you believe in.  I think that there are a lot of people who are really absent minded and sheltered to everything and don’t do anything about it until it’s too late and you or someone you know is suffering.

  1. March 3, 2010 at 5:18 am

    It’s so true, people don’t always realize how much you can help. I finally put together a team for the breast cancer walk in October. I’d been meaning to for years. Everyone ended up bailing except me and my mom. I was really proud that we stuck it out in the cold and rain. Now that my grandma was just diagnosed with breast cancer on Friday, I’m even more happy I did it.

    • March 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm

      Yes, things will come around to us one day or another. I’m happy that you and your mom did the walk and I’ll keep your grandma in my thoughts.

  2. citygirlblogs
    March 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    LOVE how happy you look together! I also totally agree with you about how important it is to give back. Keeping your friend in my prayers. Four years fighting stage four = a testament to his strength! xoxo

    • March 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm

      So happy, words can’t even describe. It’s scary.

      Yes, fours years, dialysis everyday of the week, and he still has the most determination of anyone I’ve met.

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