Monday, 27 August 2012

Motivation Monday - Running for the Cure

It is Monday! Time to start another week. And time to get Motivated!

Does anyone else think it is crazy that this is the last week of August? How did this happen? Where did the summer go? It is crazy to think that I am only 7 weeks away from my genetic battle royale, and my Marathon! EEEK!!

So, there are miles and miles, and more miles on tap this week. My goal is to hit 30 kilometers on my long run Friday (**cross your fingers and wish me luck on that one**).

As I find myself barreling towards my Marathon, and as I watch this crazy year speed by, I got to thinking about everything that has happened this year and everything that has brought me to this point. A lot has happened in 2012! I ran my first half marathon. I toasted the ta-tas and got a shiny new robot heart while I was at it. And here I am recovered and training for my first full marathon. What an adventure it has been!

Today I am healthy and happy, but I owe this wonderful life of mine to years of research and medical innovation. So in order for this journey to be complete, I need to give back.

Which is why I am adding one more race to my schedule for this year. I have signed up to run Collingwood's CIBC Run for the Cure on September 30th, with the lofty fundraising goal of $1000 for cancer research.

If you have been following my journey, than you know how important this cause is for me. And I would love to be able to bring this year full-circle and give back to the people who have given me so much.

This is a shameless plug for donations and support, as I tackle this part of my journey. If you or someone you know has been affected by Breast Cancer please click the link below and donate to my Fundraising Page. I do not expect anything crazy, but every little bit helps! So if you can spare $2, $5, or even $10 to support this cause - that would absolutely ROCK MY WORLD!

(ps all charitable donations are tax deductible and an electronic receipt will be issued to you)

Let's make cancer history!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,

PPS I will also be starting a new blog feature called Boobie Tuesdays where I will share my experiences with BRCA, Breast Cancer, and my Fundraising progress each week leading up to the Race!