I Run For Hope

Today’s a big day.  Well, at least for me.  But before we get there, did you know yesterday was National Coffee Day?!  I’m sorry I didn’t wish you a Happy Coffee Day yesterday, but rest assured I did in need celebrate. ;)

Like I said, today’s a big day.  You see, I generally run 3 days a week.  And if you’ve been reading for awhile, you know I’ve been running for a goal – a 10k.  Now before you get too excited, I’m not running a 10k today (in fact I have yet to find one I want to run…heh) but I am running a 5k.

But for me this isn’t just any 5k – this is my first race ever!

I’m not running for speed or to win or anything like that; I’m running to finish, have fun and support a good cause.  See today’s run is the Run for the Bear 5k Run/Walk (& 10k run) for the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and support those affected by it.

No child should have to fight such a tough battle, especially when they still have so much life left in them.

So today I run to finish; I run to have fun; I run to help put an end to Pediatric Cancer; I run for hope.

Do you remember this song Melissa Etheridge released after she was diagnosed and fought her battle against breast cancer?  I love the power in this song and when the run gets tough today, this is what will be playing in my head.

I run for hope.

Have you ever / would you ever run a race?

What do you run for?

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