May marks the 2nd anniversary of The Sin City Siren! Let’s do something amazing together!
Do you like doing things for a good cause? Have you ever done a 5K?
If you’re like me you answered yes to the first question and no to the second.
Last year I changed both my answers to YES! I did my first 5K and it was the Race for the Cure. It was an AWESOME experience and I’m coming back for seconds.
But this time I’m hoping to bring a WHOLE TEAM of AWESOME with me! Come on Sin City Sirens! Let’s do this thing!
Don’t tell me you can’t do it because you’re [choose all the apply] out of shape, fat, lazy, have kids, hate running, like to sleep in, blah, blah, blah. Because frankly, aside from the kids thing I am all of the above! And I have asthma and seriously bad allergies on top of it!
It’s time to tell your excuses to suck it!
Do something you will not regret and may in fact think back on as a highlight of your life. Doesn’t that sound awesome?
Trust me, you are more powerful than you think!
I know it’s hard work. I’ve never been an athlete of any kind. I’ve never been a runner. True story: I hate running! It makes all my fat jiggle in an unattractive and painful fashion. And with the whole asthma thing I just wheeze and puff more than breathe really.
But I’m not getting any younger and neither are you! I’m not going to lose weight sitting on the couch and eating pie, which in truth is one of my favorite past-times. I got myself a training regimen from the internet — it’s called “Couch to 5K” — and I got myself some workout buddies — my awesome hubby and my awesome friend Laura.
It’s time to send the fat and the “I can’ts” and the bullshit packing!
The Susan G. Kommen Race for the Cure is on May 2 in Las Vegas. Join the thousands who will be there! It is very inspiring. And hell, if you can’t run the whole 5K, no big deal. Last year I mostly walked the whole thing and a few years ago I actually got the “I slept in for the cure” t-shirt. And you even get a goodie bag!
And let me tell you, you will feel awesome to be a part of an event that is so inspirational to breast cancer survivors and their families. If people on chemo can get their butts out there, you can too!
And it doesn’t even have to be just about breast cancer. Let’s face it, cancer is cancer. And cancer sucks! And, in all seriousness, I run this race in honor of my father-in-law and my cousin, both of whom I lost to cancer last year. And I run to show support for the breast cancer survivors in my family.
You’ve got to start somewhere. So just get out there and do it already!
JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER TODAY! EVERY STEP COUNTS!
About the Race for the Cure®
One in eight women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime. The Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure® raises money to fund education, screening and treatment programs for these women and thousands of others in our own community and supports the national search for a cure.
The Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K run/ walks in the world. Since its origination in Dallas in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series has grown from one local race with 800 participants to an international series of 117 races with more than 1.3 million participants.