Last night I received some devastating news. The daughter of a friend of mine was just diagnosed with leukemia. Little Lola is only 3 yrs old. This breaks my heart. Life is a B... sometimes, little 3 yrs old girls should not have to fight the big C. My friend just went through a nasty divorce (ex not a nice guy, she needs police escort to access her house to move her stuff out), she now has to dig deep to go through this next fight.
I started running because of another friend of mine. Her name is Shana. She is a fantastic human being. The bravest person I know. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 at age 36. She has 2 young children just like me. She went through a double mastectomy. She never complained. She never said "why me?". She was so strong and optimistic. The best attitude ever. A true warrior. I did not know how to help her. I was MAD as hell. I said why her many times. A good person like her should not have to fight the big C. Since I am a horrible cook it would not have been the best thing to bring food over - trust me -. So I decided to run the SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE in her honor. I had no clue what I was doing as far as training. I did not care. I raised $860 and I ran my first 5k on March 14, 2010. She was there with me, with no hair and no more boobs but smiling and alive.
Next month I am going back to Dodger Stadium to run this race again. I know I will run it faster then last year but this one is not about time and PR and all that running stuff. I am doing it in honor of Shana, who is on my team and will run/walk the 5k, and also in honor of Bill's stepmother Laura who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. I hate the big C. If you are in the LA area and you want to join my team for this race please go here.
If you know a survivor or someone who lost their fight and you want to support me you can use the same link to make a donation.
Today was XT, went to the gym and did 30 minutes on eliptical...so boring...and worked on my 6 packs...I mean my 2 packs and on my tooth picks aka my arms.
GIVEAWAYS for both MEN (see that Chris K?) and women:
1. Julie has a great giveaway: A Fuel Belt!!!!
2. Still time for this great Giveaway that I really hope I will win!!! : Mike over at 26.2ismycooldown.com is giving away a Tanita BC-1000