Last year, I ran the in the American Hear Association Run…I ran in mostly in the honor of my father who died of a heart attack at the age of 34. You can read all about the race here.
I have decided to go ahead and run again this year, but this time I am running it completely in the honor of my neighbor, Beth Borrowman, who passed away too soon of a heart attack on March 17th, 2011. Beth was such a great lady. She’s the mother to my friend Tara (who is also my neighbor…they lived together) and my other neighbor Iggy (are you confused yet??) along with another daughter, son and many beloved grandchildren. She will be severely missed by her family and friends.
Beth had such a jovial personality and she was always fun to talk to. She was the only one in the neighborhood who actually gave a shit about my tomato plants. Working on my garden this year wont be the same. I miss seeing her in the mornings and having her wish Frank & I a good day…I miss coming home from a run and having her ask how far I went today. She may have only lived next door for a couple of years, but it was a joy seeing her everyday.
I will be running the 5 miles again, and while this isn't a chip timed race or anything, I still want to try and do my best. I will use this race as a good training run. It’s been awhile since I’ve raced (Halloween I believe) and I need to get that rush back before my 1/2 marathon in May.
Last year I raised $100….this year I would *LOVE* to raise $200. I know that’s a lot of money, especially to raise in just a week, but I will try. If I could even reach $100 I would be happy.
I know that times are tough, and money is tight for everyone, but if there is any way what so ever that you could contribute, it would be *SO* appreciated. Unfortunately, they have a poor setup and I think the minimum online donation amount is $25…but as much as I hate asking for stuff like this, it’s a cause I feel is worthy of begging for.
If you can and would like to donate, please go here to help donate towards this amazing organization and that helps to save hundreds of lives.
Let me also take a quick moment to remind everyone how important heart health is!! We don’t just eat right and exercise to look and feel good…we do it for our HEALTH! Not smoking, getting some cardio in, practicing healthy eating habits…those are just some of the ways we can help to reduce our risk of heart disease.
Thank you so much in advance.