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Have you been pondering getting off the couch and learning to run? If you said no, then let me tell you that you can do this. I decided 6 weeks ago that it was time. I’m not the classic runner by any means, and I spent the first 30 years of my life making excuses for why I couldn’t run. I was too out of shape, I’ve had two back surgeries, bad knees… yeah I’d think up just about anything. They are all true, but they aren’t enough to not get up and start moving.
I think for me the turning point was having a 8 month old and still wearing maternity pants. The pants are now all in a box stored away (cause you never know what may happen) and my running shoes are getting good and worn in. I’ve been training with my twins to run in a 5k, but I confess if I didn’t have them I would need someone to keep me motivated and moving. In the past 6 weeks I’ve lost over 10 pounds and gained unmeasurable amounts of confidence.
For anyone that is ready to take the plunge and train to run or even train to run longer than you already are, then check out the Team in Training program offered by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The program trains beginner and experienced athletes to complete a half marathon, marathon, triathlon, or bike ride, while raising money to help fight blood cancers. Coaches, mentors and staff help participants reach their fitness and fundraising goals. TNT provides some travel accommodations and race entry into fun events like the Walt Disney World Marathon & Half & Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah.
You get to train with experts and make new friends, plus help raise money towards research to find cures for blood cancers, as well as assistance to families currently fighting blood cancers.
Now through September 15th if you register to train, you will save 75% off your registration with code ssavers. That means you get registered and start training for $25!!
This code is good for anywhere in the US. So check out their program and find a group near you. Believe me, having a team to train with is a requirement. We all need encouragement to get out of bed on the bad days and to push harder on the good days. Again, no excuses… this program is good for beginners and experienced folks.
They are currently accepting new registrations for winter events and training, so use the code and get started pushing yourself towards something big and helping raise money to fight a cancer that kills someone every 10 minutes. Knowing so many little ones that lost this fight, for me I can’t find a better cause to support.