Posts Tagged ‘cancer hope’

Off the couch and into a new adventure

It’s been a while since I’ve dusted off my blog. Sorry about that! Real life and unexpected life changes have hit me hard the last couple of years. Darn it, I’m hitting back!

A few updates on me to start. First of all, I am now a Certified Health Coach. Whoohoo! That’s a whole blog post in and of itself!

Second, I have made my way to a Paleo/Primal food-style. It just makes sense. I started with eliminating wheat and gluten, whittled down to no grains, then began ticking other items off my list one by one. I’ve watched my health slowly improve with each change, and my body is loving it! More on that later.

Last, and the purpose of my post, I have committed to running a 10K in October, to support The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Here’s a link to my Dempsey Challenge Webpage, if you’d like to read more. Yes, it’s a fundraiser. I’d love it if you felt compelled to support my efforts. However, that’s not *why* I’m doing this.

To that end, I’ve started a Couch to 5K running program. I don’t know if it’s the “official” one or not; it’s an app on my iPhone that has weekly workouts. It takes you from minimal running, alternating with walking the first week, gradually building you up to running for a full 20 minutes. From there, it’s all building distance, baby!

I have two fabulous friends helping me (read: dragging me kicking and screaming). I couldn’t do it without them. The encouragement, support, and rump-kicking are priceless.

In the midst of today’s workout, Week 1 Day 3, the notion of blogging my experience was thrown at me. I accept the challenge. You can come along for the ride, if you wish. I’m not rich (yet), famous (also yet), or anything but an ordinary single mom trying to set a great example for her kids and have something to accomplish in the long (no pun intended) run.