I am back to blogging and I’m pretty excited about it!
I decided to join Team Boomer and run the Rutgers Unite Half Marathon on April 17th to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis through the Boomer Esiason Foundation. I know you have heard the “every dollar counts” thing a million times…and that’s because it’s true. So, check out my fundraising page! I challenge you to skip that Starbucks latte for a day and donate $5: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/julia-rae/2016-nj-half-marathon-at-rutgers-university
Truth be told, I have never been a big fan of running. So…why am I doing this?!
I ask myself the same thing every time I look at my weekly training schedule.
As much as I am running to help fund research to change the quality of the lives of CF fighters…
As much as I am running to one day celebrate a cure found…
As much as I am running for those CF patients that face a tougher battle…
I am also running this race for me.
Selfish as that may sound…
I am doing it for those “why me” days.
Those days when I look at my friends wishing that, like them, I didn’t have to figure out how to fit in breathing treatments before going out
Those days when I just crave to know what it is like to not have to battle this chronic illness
I could go on…but this is not a pity blog, or a place where I want to foster negativity.
But those “why me” days are real and training for this half marathon makes me feel like I’m putting those days in their place — which is few and far between the days that I wake up feeling grateful and ready to hit the ground running (I heart puns!) to achieve my biggest goals.