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Virtual 5k Run Today

Alex and I ran the 5k today.  He took a pedometer and a camera with him on his run at a local park. 


He completed his run in under 40 minutes.  However, he was gone for an hour and a half.  Then I took a look at his other pictures and thought, “Of course, you and your nature loving ways got you distracted.”

Somehow Alex came home in desperate need to shower because “I got poison ivy all over my arm and my face”.  (He’s very allergic)  And you know, I wasn’t even surprised.  “How did you run into poison ivy while running in an open park?” I asked him.  “Well, I was hungry and found some wild raspberries nearby and they were so good and I got distracted you know and I didn’t realize there was poison ivy right there…”  “Then I got in the river and washed off the poison ivy there…”  “Whaaat did you do?”  Haha.  I should blog about my dear husband more often, he’s pretty entertaining!

I on the other hand am allergic to trees, grass, weeds, friendly dogs-all of which you might find outside, so I opted for the treadmill when he got back.  Ahh.  Air conditioning.  I have plantar fasciitis in both feet but have been feeling better.  I replaced my old tennis shoes (which were over 5 years old) and got cushiony new ones.  But that’s not what has helped so much.  I had custom made orthotics made when I was 13 years old (because even back then these high arches were a problem).  I was one of those girls who had the womanly figure by age 13 and that also means that my height and foot size were pretty much close to where it would always be.  So strangely enough those old orthotics which I never used back then (I was too cool for that, are you kidding me?) fit my shoes now and they have been really saving my feet.  In fact, I felt ok running that 5k. 

You can still do this, too!  The race ends the 27th.  So get on over here and participate!

Virtual 5k for Diabetes


There are several of what I call “Girl’s Guide Angels” out there.  You know, people who support my blogging and advocacy efforts and provide cheering and encouragement.  One of those people is Reyna, a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes.  I read her blog because she has an uncanny ability to turn her family’s unique life with diabetes into some of the most uplifting and hysterical stuff I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.  So when I noticed last week that marathon running Reyna and her ultra marathon running sister (ultra-yes I didn’t know there was such a thing and yes, it blows the mind) started a fundraising event to raise money for diabetes, I said, “I’m SO in”. 

Go here for all the details.  If you’re like me and welcome any extra incentive out there to exercise, then say hello to this great one.  It’s lovely to do something like this and feel solidarity with all of the other people gearing up to do the same.  Not only is this for our cause, but walking or running a 5k is also a gift to our wellbeing which is more immediate than a cure-and that is a wonderful thing.  So forgive the cheesiness from yours truly and click over here to donate just $10 to the JDRF and register for the 5k. 

And in the case you’re on the fence and ever wanted to show your appreciation for this blog, you could participate in this Virtual 5k? Hehe.

As always, thanks for reading!