Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2 X 4 Running Challenge


October means so many things to me - monsters, candy, pumpkins, happy children...

But as the years go by there is something else that has become more important to me than (dare I say it) Halloween.  October is breast cancer awareness month.  


This is my mom.  Isn't she beautiful?!  She is one of the most amazing people I know.  I often say, "If I become half the woman that my mom is, I will make it to heaven."  And anyone who knows her would agree with me.  

I remember when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It turned our world upside-down.  I hated seeing her sick and in pain.  I am happy to report that she is cancer free.  

Whenever I run in the month of October (at the gym, around the neighborhood, a 5k, anything) I dedicate it to her.  Last year I ran My First 5k in her honor.  

This year I am not participating in a 5k.  Instead, I am going to do a running routine that will help me be consistent the entire month.  I am really good about running the first two weeks of the month, and then...I putter out.  

Not this time.

I call my new running schedule the 2 X 4 Running Challenge.  It's very simple:

Run 2 miles a day, 4 days a week.  


That's it.  Easy huh?  

I invite each of you to join me this October in the 2 X 4 Challenge.  Dedicate your running to someone you love who has had cancer.  Let me know how it goes.  I'd love to hear from you!

And remember ladies - Get your mammograms!  Do your self evaluations!  See your doctor!  Be vigilant!

This is your life we are talking about.


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this challenge Kristin. I'll try and join in..though it's been awhile since I've gone running. That's great to hear that your mom is cancer free!

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    1. I am glad to hear you will join! It's not so much about the 2 miles, but the 4 days a week. Consistency is the key. I can't wait to hear how it goes at the end of the month.

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