Saturday, August 11, 2012

Where was July?

Where did the month of July go?  Why does it seem as though time flies so quickly?  Who can I ask to be able to receive more hours in the day?  Between working out at the dairy farm, to training for the Nike Women’s Marathon all while fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society, to relationships with friends/family, who has time to sit down and blog?

Here’s a typical day’s schedule:
4:30am – wake up
4:50am – run 5-6 miles at the gym
5:45am – battle ropes & strength bag class at the gym
6:45am – get ready for work
7:30am – leave for the dairy farm
4:00pm – grocery store
5:00pm – cook dinner
6:00pm – eat dinner
7:00pm – quality time with loved ones / prepare upcoming fundraising events
9:00pm – study for upcoming test
10:00pm – bed

How do I stay motivated to work out and run? 
     1)      It’s this girl…

I don’t ever want to forget how tired, unhealthy, and unhappy I felt 65 pounds heavier.  

     2)      It’s people like Kim.  Kim is on my “Team in Training” team. She, like me, is training for the Nike Women’s Marathon.  Unlike me, however, Kim has battled Lymphoma and has now been in remission since December.  Hearing her story of how she went through chemo, fought, volunteered at a Leukemia & Lymphoma event, and then decided she too could run, is very inspiring.  As I am training for the marathon and am tired / in pain / want to stop, thinking of Kim helps give me inspiration to keep on keeping on.  

Thank you Kim for being an inspiration!
Thank you in advance for your support! Together we can and will find a cure.
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