Couch to 5K – It’s Official – Help me, help the Canadian Cancer Society

This effort is now, official!!  I have registered for the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon 5K.  I might be crazy, but I am going to run this race and finish it.  Simple as that.

I was pleased to find out that the race organizers have partnered with a number of charities to allow participants to raise money for the charity of their choice.  During my training with the #C25K program, we found out that my Mom has cancer.  That kept me motivated to keep training and in some ways it has helped me stay committed to the program.  It has also helped as a stress outlet for me, I am sure.

I want to tell you a little about my Mom.  She is a retired teacher and is a friend to many people.  I can’t even begin to mention them all here.  Her life has been filled with stories of helping others, caring for others and showing kindness to others.  She has been cheering me on even when she hasn’t felt well.  She has been finding the courage to face news that no one should ever have to face, especially my Mom.  This won’t change that news or the fight she is facing, but it will hopefully make a difference for others in years to come.

My hope is I can turn my hard work and dedication into a positive.  I am going to reach my goal of finishing this 5K on May 6.  It would mean the world to me if you would consider helping me, help the Canadian Cancer Society reach their goal of finding a cure for cancer.  If you would like to help me, you can donate via their secure site here.

I sincerely appreciate the support everyone reading this blog has given me and I will continue to draw on your support as May 6 gets closer.  There is no turning back now and the only option is to run the race.  I can’t thank you enough for believing in my abilities and cheering me on to reach that goal.  I can’t wait to blog about the race!!

5 responses to “Couch to 5K – It’s Official – Help me, help the Canadian Cancer Society

  1. Great post today. It’s so cool to have a person we can look up to and get strength from. I have a friend that believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and that got me to my first finish line in doing a 5K. Keep up the hard work and that hard work is positive. You always feel good after a nice run. Can’t wait to read you race blog.

  2. I am so sorry to hear your mom is now battling cancer. My heart goes out to you! Your strength and dedication will be an inspiration to your mom going forward. Keep your chin up and keep up the good work!

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  4. Great job! I’ll be running that race as well with the Learn to Run group I coach, best of luck with your fundraising goals and my thoughts are with your family. It is great that you’re giving back this way!

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