|I'm too lazy to dye my hair. Bring it.|
I guess when you're in your thirties, you're supposed to start lying about your age and celebrating anniversaries of your 29th instead, but you know what? My thirties are good and I'm excited to be 35.
Gray hairs and all, I like it here.
What age has been your favorite?
Yesterday, I had several things to do after work. Got a kid to her t-ball game, went to get a haircut, did a little shopping. I finally got home around dusk and I wanted to run. It was a scheduled running day, but life got in the way.
I put on my shoes and headed out the door anyway.
If you've known me for any length of time, you're probably afraid I've been abducted by aliens. Frankly, I'm kind of wondering that, too. Running has never been my thing. It's my husband's thing. And he likes to run really far because he's crazy.
But I want to be fit, I want to be a good example to my daughters, and I love being able to run for Every Mother Counts. I couldn't think of more effective motivators.
When I don't want to go out, I look at my asthma inhalers. Or I go hug my kids and tell them I'm going to go get some exercise and I'll see them in a while. Or I think of women walking much further than I'm going to run just to get basic health care... while in labor.
All of those things help keep me honest. Which explains why I was out at 9pm last night, running.
I don't go far and I don't go fast. But I go.
Ok, now comes the part you'll hate -- I'm going to turn this post into a fundraising pitch without warning (aha, gotcha!).
It's my birthday, I can do what I want to. And all I want for my birthday are donations to my fundraising campaign.
If I can raise a bunch of money today, I'll probably end up weepy in gratitude by the end of the day. Charitable acts for women's health tend to do that to me.
So give a few bucks and make me cry!
(wait, that didn't come out right)
- You could give $10, which is $1 for every kilometer I'm running in Oct.
- You could give $35, which is $1 for every year I've been on this planet.
- You could even given $1 because every little bit helps and I know we're all broke. It's the thought that counts.
My page is HERE.
If you want proof that your donation isn't in vain, follow me on Instagram and watch my training journey unfold.