One of the most important aspects of my journey as a caretaker is the need to stay in shape. I am not. At 250 pounds, I am twice the size I should be. It is more about not exercising than eating but the end result is the same. I’m fat. There is no shame in that. Life happens and some of us deal with it by eating ice cream and not exercising it off. So I decided to do the walk and benefit others while I get in shape.
It was my first official Five K and it benefits the St Jude Children’s Hospital. I finished it in about an hour and twenty minutes. I was exhausted, I was hungry and I cannot wait to do it again.
The thing is, I don’t know how many people were there that day. I do know that we were cheering each other on and raising $100k for charity and that feels fantastic.
I sent a couple of FB Live videos during the event saying what I am about to say to you now. On October 15th, we have the Alzheimer’s Awareness walk. I am already registered for that one too. The deal is this: find an event near you that speaks to you and go ahead and do it. It is a great way to do well while doing good. You will feel amazing.
The walk was on Saturday and I am not going to lie. I could not walk on Sunday and today I am back to my walking routine. It is doable, one step at a time.
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