Last weekend, Anne and I ran in the Suzuki Rock-n-Roll Marathon down in San Diego. We did it as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society; specifically for our friend Kris, who was diagnosed with Leukemia. She’s in complete remission, now, but she was in the middle of radiation and chemo the entire time we were training and fundraising, and checked in with us daily on fundraising totals . . . I think it helped her stay positive, knowing that tens of thousands of WWdN readers contributed over 28,000 dollars to our team.
The marathon was incredibly hard, but also incredibly rewarding, and I can’t wait to do it again . . . which brings me to the point of this post: I’ve been getting up at 6 every morning since I got back to run, walk, or run / walk. I just got back from an hour-long 4.1 mile jaunt around the neighborhood, and I feel GREAT!
Right now, I’m just someone who runs, but I can feel in my soul (and my aching legs and feet) that I’m on my way to being A Runner.
So, blogging.la-ers, a question: how active are we, as a group? Would there ever be any interest in forming some sort of informal b.la running team, and do some 5K fun runs around town? Maybe even to the LA Marathon next year, or in 2006?