YES, I AM TURNING 40……
Recently, in response to the reality that I am turning 40 next year, I have decided to run in the Ottawa Race Weekend 1/2 Marathon during the huge race weekend. Many of my favourite YummyMummyClub bloggers and friends of YMC will be running the 10K the night before, and I will be there to cheer them on. But the 1/2 Marathon is on my “40 bucket list” and it’s time I just stopped making excuses and did it already. It has been 8 years since I have competed in a “big'” event (besides giving birth). Big meaning anything over 5km or a Tri-A Tri. During my training runs, I find moments of lucidity where I find my mind wonders to past events, memories, fears & ambitious ideas. I have labeled these thought #crazyrunningtweets in my twitter stream, not that they are crazy in derogatory way, just outside my normal thought processes.
During today’s run, (8.5K) one thought kept running through my thoughts Boobfest . Now lets be clear this is a charity event that a very talented tweep @cocktaildeeva is organizing, not an inappropriate adult movie. As I was running, I thought about the women who cannot run because they are in chemotherapy, the women who have had a double mastectomies, and those who have lost their fight. I have friends, community members and family members who have died from various cancers, but breast cancer surrounds me, daily. My tweeps, neighbours and even my coworkers…. everyday I am interacting with women who have fought the good fight. Supporting Boobfest, is one way I can show all of my fellow females I believe and respect their strength.
|Yep, I’m addicted|
This is not a sponsored post. I think Dee is an incredible woman, OK lets be honest I have a girl crush on her. She is deserving of my support, I wrote this post to see if you might support her as well.