I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week One Complete

I ran hills for the first time in YEARS yesterday. I was expecting not to be able to walk today but surprisingly feel great. That completes my first week of training for a FULL MARATHON.  I only have 1100kms to go.  Seems like a LOT of kms, but I'm no longer overwhelmed. One km at a time, one goal at a time, one week at a time and before I know it race day will be HERE!!

Tomorrow I run 12kms and I'm fine with that. I feel strong today.  My experience with the half taught me that I will have good weeks and terrible weeks and that is O.K. 

I'm looking forward to being able to start collecting money for TEAM MITO.  My clothing order will arrive sometimes in February, and I just purchased a new pair of running shoes.  The money I need to spend to train pales in comparison to the money my friend needs to spend to care for her son with Mitochondrial disease. This is my way of supporting her and helping her out so I'm o.k with stretching our budget for a great cause.  
Mito Canada's goal is to raise awareness for this tragic disease, raise funds to support the family's dealing with it, and raise money for research to find a cure or medicines that help these kids. I love knowing that every km I run is for Nicholas and Sarah. It is not about me. It is about them and making a difference in their lives.
Will you consider helping me help them?? 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Aly. This means the world to our family!
Sarah, Jim and Nicholas