Friday, October 23, 2009

I'm walkin', yes indeed

Today, I was honored to take part in a 5K -- my fifth this year! Now, I am all about a good cause, and a good walk, and charity 5K's are the best of all worlds. This one was for an awesome cause, finding a cure for juvenile diabetes.

I remember when my friend Tee's brother was born ..... and now he's grown with kids of his own, the youngest of whom has this disease. Another friend from Girl Scouts through high school has a teen daughter who was diagnosed within the last year. These are children who, through no fault of their own, have a body part that decided it wasn't going to do what it was created to do. So I was very pleased and happy to help this cause out and be part of Team Gabriel!

There are a few other 5K's coming up before the year ends, and I really want to take part in another one. There's one I know on Thanksgiving Day -- I just may do that one. But there is another coming up sooner for lung cancer, and I would love to help with that. If I can do one a month, I'll be feeling really good.

I also had a "sign" of sorts today -- a new 24/7 fitness center opened up in town, and I got the membership information. I just didn't want to have to shell out an initiation fee along with the monthly fee. Guess what? Saw a sign today -- "Fall Special: Join Now And NO Initiation Fee!" Just what I was looking for...... Okay, God, I get the hint. You've been dropping a few of them my way anyway........

If you've been thinking about doing something with your walking routine or just starting one, I encourage you to do a charity walk/run. It is well worth it!!!!

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