Sunday, 10 February 2013

The Happy Heart Project

February is Heart Health Awareness Month!

And trust me the irony is not lost on me that I went in for my most recent robot heart tune-up on February 1st of all days. It is moments like these that remind me how beautifully balance my life is and let's me see that the world is exactly how should be. Sometimes the universe is just too perfect isn't it?

This is my perfectly imperfect life. And I like to think that maybe I was given this life for a reason. And maybe this latest greatest medical misadventure has a reason too.

My heart has long been a source of sadness, frustration, and pain. But it has also allowed me to live this beautiful life than I am so so grateful for. It has been my constant companion, working hard, and beating endlessly.

It is easy to take your body for granted. To expect it to work hard, but forget to thank it for all it does for you each and every day. I started running and leading this lifestyle as a way to keep my heart happy and healthy. You always get back what you put in, so this is my promise to always to care of my heart and my health.

This month I am teaming up with Mizuno Canada for the Happy Heart Project

We are asking you to make a commitment to your Heart this month! And that means we want you to get moving! The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5x a week to maintain a Happy Healthy Heart. So let's thank our hearts this month for all that they do!

And I will thank you with a chance to win your choice of a Brand New Pair of Mizunos every week for the next 3 weeks! WEEEEEE!! Who doesn't want a new free pair of running shoes?! Mizuno has long been my running shoe of choice, but their commitment to health and wellness as we work together on this campaign puts them a head above the rest in my books!

How to Enter
Leave a comment here sharing your commitment to your heart this week
Tweet: "I am joining the Happy Heart Project with @Darwinianfail
and @MizunoRunning"
Instagram: take a photo showing me how you are making your Heart Happy this week and tag @darwinianfail so I can see your progress!

*Each action gets you and additional entry, so make sure you leave a separate comment here telling me what you did (ie. if you do all 5 leave me 5 separate comments so you get 5 entries)*

Your heart is there for you in ways that you don't even notice. Mine might need a little robot assistance, but it is still strong and steady. And it is always there for me. For all of that, and for this life that I have been blessed with - I am saying "Thank You" with all that I have. I hope you will join me!

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Contest is now closed! A winner has been chosen!