Monday, May 10, 2010

Caterpillars and 5K

Just when the caterpillar thought his life was over, he became a butterfly.

I love that saying. I don’t know if it actually applies to me. But I do know that I have often felt and thought that I just couldn’t DO this anymore. And I have pushed through. And I have been more proud of myself at the end of it.

I have always wanted to do a 5K. And now I’m actually going to DO it. Some one I cared for very much died June 12, 2009. She was in hospice care during her final hours. Thanks to Jehovah and the care she received, she died painlessly. The 5K that I am walking (probably very slowly) benefits a hospice house in the town she lived in. It is a beautiful place that provides palliative (comfort) care for the dying at NO COST TO THEM!!! I am proud to be able to support such wonderful place.

I am sure I will be very proud of myself when I get to that finish line!


Teale said...

Good for you for walking for such a wonderful cause! I've walked in 2 5K's (Race for the Cure for breast cancer), and I have set a goal with a friend of mine to actually RUN (eek!) a 5K in our town next year!

Lindsay said...

I too love that saying!!! You go girl congrats on signing up for the 5k!!! It makes it even more special that your doing it for a special cause :)

Skye said...

Okay, here's another thing we have in common.... both wanting to do a 5k! I am dying to do one! Now, I just have to get over my fear of actually doing it! lol I'm so glad to hear your brave enough to do one! And for such a great cause! That's just awesome! And who knows, maybe it will give me just the push I need! ( ;

sereni-tea said...

What a fun blog to read! I am really enjoying reading about your experiences, observations and recipes. You have inspired me to get on the wagon with my own health and weight loss goals. Thanks for sharing and for being so honest with what you are going through -- all with a sense of humor!!

Smasher Girl said...

thanks sereni-tea! that means so much to me. make sure you let me know how you're doing with your goals!

Flabby McGee said...

How very cool to support a cause that's close to home - congrats and good luck!!!

Amanda said...

Thanks for posting on my blog!

Good for you for doing a 5k and for doing it for something you care about. I've mentioned this many times before to other people, but I started running in 2003 and was probably 235 lbs or something. I never let that stop me. If I can do it then, you can do it now.

Good luck!

Forgettable said...

What a great cause to walk for. I have dreams of doing a 5k in the future too...I hope you enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

What a great thing to do! Win/win, I say!
You will do great!