Wednesday, April 01, 2009

On Why I'm Moving to Utah

Hey-o blog world!

Have you ever considered moving to Utah? Me either. Until a friend of mine went to visit and came back to report that in Utah, she is 5 pounds lighter! Heck yes! I'm guessing it has something to do with altitude, or maybe all that salt they got out there. Either way, I'll take it. Utah's department of tourism should really get on this. I think a good slogan would be, "Utah. Its good for your self esteem."

But I digress.

I am officially registered for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. I will be running the 5k. In college, Susan G Komen was my sorority's philanthropy, so its a cause that I have always felt very connected to. Earlier this month, my friend's mom passed away from breast cancer. She was an AMAZINg woman, and she fought the cancer for many years. This race really means a lot to me and I am running on a team in her honor. I have raised almost 20% of my goal so far, but I know that I can do more.

If anyone is feeling generous and wants to support me in my fundraising (and fitness) goals, I would be more than appreciative. Here is the link to my page: Support Becky in Race for the Cure

I've been running about 4 miles every other day to get ready for the race in May. I still need to shave about 7 minutes off my 5k time. Its a lot to do in a month, but I'm confident. I have been advised by my doctors to not run every day, so I've been mixing it up with intervals on the erg, weights and the evil, er, lovely Jillian Michaels. But I know once it gets closer, I'm going to need to be running more than 3-4 days a week. But then I have almost 2 months before my
next 5k, which is in June and is part of a relay triathalon for charity.
I know 5ks may seem wimpy to some of you who run much, much farther, but I haven't actually participated in any kind of athletic competition in about 4 years, so this is a big deal for me. I'm starting small. Then maybe next year I'll take on the Broad Street Run...


jilly said...

I'd totally do the broad street run next year. My running is actually improving!

Becky said...

sweet! you're on!