Thursday, May 12, 2011

I need to learn to keep my mouth shut

Several months ago several individuals alongside the UMCCC develoment office had the idea of getting a team of dominators together to participate in the Annual Dexter-Ann Arbor Run who want to take on the mission of Cancer Kicker: Inspire others and Kick Cancer...specifically Multiple Myeloma.



I thought this was a great idea and that if 10 people signed up, I would run the 5k. I also foolishly said if 20+ sign up to take on this charge, I would run the 10k. I must admit, I was expecting just a handful of people to be up for this challenge. Well...guess again. We already have 50+ people signed up and I am sure that number will continue to grow.

That means....I need to start running some serious miles over the next 4 weeks. The race is at the beginning of June and right now I am slugging through 3 miles, once per week. Before I started the onslaught of chemo I ran in the Big House Big Heart 10K with a bunch of friends and we managed to push strollers the whole way and finish right around 50 minutes.


My goal this time is to finish. To keep my body moving forward the whole time, without walking. If over 50 people are willing to join the momentum we are building to dominate MM for good, I can find a way to get through this race! If you want to join, it's not too late (instructions here).

Time to go for a run. -Phil

2 comments:

Preferred Customer/ Janice said...

Well Phil, good for you but when we push sometimes we fall over. I had a week like that and kept pushing, however it caught up with me. You are much younger so should be able to do it, BUT do not do it unless you know you can be healthy at the end. Have a great week and I will stick to my mile a day....

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