Monday, November 17, 2008

My Joints are in Motion


As most know, I am participating in with the Joints in Motion training team with the Arthritis Society. It is a wonderful way to participate in an international event and raise money for something that affects all ages (as we have discovered). This week, I received a call from the organization asking me to be the speaker at the reception and to tell our story. This is a great honour but also very intimidating! I am not a fearful public speaker but I am not normally speaking about things so close to home. Now I will train for my race and practice my speech!
I know a lot of people run for a wide variety of reasons but I recommend that everyone do something like this at least once. There are lots of other organizations that offer a similar opportunity such as the Diabetes Association among others. My husband, kids and parents are all coming so it may be costing us a truckload of $$ but we haven't even given that as much thought as we might have for other trips. It is a great experience and I am getting more and more nervous!


17 comments:

*aron* said...

wow that is so awesome!! i would freak out having to speak :) you will do great!!

my grandma has had really bad arthritis since way before i was born. she has had wrists, hips, knees, etc etc replaced and is still going strong. that is an awesome cause you are running for!!

Runner Leana said...

Congratulations on being asked to speak! That sounds like a great honour. Best of luck!

Melanie said...

i hate public speaking, so I commend you... congrats though, that's a great honor. It's a great cause!

Marlene said...

Wow, congratulations! I think you'll do a great job, especially since the cause is so close to your heart.

ncrunner12 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. That's pretty cool you get to speak on somehting that means so much to you... that truely is an honour, I look forward to hearing more about it.

J said...

Congrats that is such an honor! I am sure you will do wonderful!

Janice said...

wow.. so cool they asked you to speak. I would never be asked, I think I would scare everyone away. Wish I could be there to hear ya.

The Happy Runner said...

Hi--that's great that you are running for Joints in Motion and very cool that you are going to speak. I'm a terrible public speaker and always get freaked out when I have to do it. But, I'm trying to get better! I'll be interested to hear how it goes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Kim said...

That is wonderful. You'll do great!

Runnergirl said...

That is awesome they asked you to speak, what an honor! Good luck, you will do great!

Marci said...

wow that is great that you were asked to speak. As soon as I am done Philly, lets work on a weekly run. Let me know what works for you!

Lily on the Road said...

Good for you to be picked to speak at the reception, well done!

Speak from your heart and the exude confidence...they are going to love you!

Reynie said...

Hey! Thanks for coming by my blog and happy that you found me.

Awesome that you are doing this! I bet you will do great bc of your passion on the subject. Let us know how it goes! Best of luck!!

Paige said...

Hey, that's cool. Thanks for the inspiration. Sounds like a great idea and good luck!

Viv said...

Wow, congratulations on being invited to speak. They surely see something special in you :-)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww, you are so sweet! I'm glad you found my blog, because it led me to yours :o)

Sonia said...

I'd love to be part of team that fundraise for a great cause one day. Have fun =)