Thursday, January 29, 2009

Run for Reasons



Some fun news! Actually, two things are fun in the Run Mommy house...


Joints in Motion: I had a fantastic experience participating in the WDW marathon weekend in January and it was very fulfilling to participate with the Joints in Motion Training Team. Obviously we have a personal reason to participate with this group but I would put it out there for all to consider. There are so many great reasons and organizations out there and I have no doubt that people want to do things like this for issues close to their heart. However, you might know someone who suffers from arthritis or other autoimmune diseases or perhaps it is even something that you yourself have experienced. Maybe you have considered participating for a cause but don't have one that is of high importance to you. The Arthritis Society does not necessarily have the same level of exposure as other groups do so they could use your help. To stay in theme with my previous post - It is a great way to make your running feel exceptional. If you don't know someone that could be your hero for the cause.. I happen to have a great little fair-haired arthritis hero for you to borrow.... :)
I have decided to participate in the Barbados Marathon event with the The Arthritis Society (Canada) JIM team. I am sure the Arthritis Foundation (US) does something similar as we saw a lot of team shirts at WDW. The Barbados event is in December 2009 so there is plenty of time to get registered and raise the funds. Trust me when I say that you will have a very fun time. Marci is in too....right Marci???
Second fun order of business... My better half has decided to train and run his first half marathon! I am very excited because I really wanted this sport to be something that could do together. I know there are significant limitations to this because of his long work hours, travelling schedule and the fact there are few times we can run together with two little kids. However, I really want to encourage him. The best part - we are going to Walt Disney World again!!! Him and I are going to go back to Disney in Jan 2010 because he wants his first race to be there too. We are both going to run the 1/2 marathon and I may toss around the Goofy...we will see. This time we are going to try and sneak away for the weekend WITHOUT the kids but going to WDW without our kids might be some very bad parenting. Unless we don't tell them... :)
Fun times all around! Now if only I could get rid of this nagging pain coming back to my foot.


25 comments:

Marlene said...

What exciting news!! Awesome that your hubby is going to start training, that you are going to Barbados AND going back to Disney!\

Goofy is already 65% sold out so don't hesitate too long if you are interested.

aron said...

barbados?!?!?! how FUN!!!! and so exciting for hubbys first half! this was a post full of fun running news :)

tfh said...

What a cutie...

And two runners officially in training the house? Exciting, but also challenging!

Meg said...

Both of those races are so exciting! Great news! Congratulations to your husband for taking on that challenge.

Kita said...

Your daughter is darling. Great new about the hubby and WDW! Awesome

RunToFinish said...

wow you convinced the hubs, that's so great!! I don't think I'll be able to do that.

Heather said...

How fun! That's great that your hubby is going to run - I wish I could get mine to run with me sometimes. And going to Disney without the kids isn't bad parenting - you brought them this year!

Kim said...

Sounds like fun-all the way around!

Rookie on the Run said...

Busy household... and very exciting! Is that little fair-haired girl yours? She is adorable! Thanks for sharing your exciting news... have fun!

Melanie said...

That's great that your hubby will be doing a HM! Barbados marathon will be amazing too! :D

Oz Runner said...

glad your hubby is taking up running with you....I'm trying to convince my wife to just do a 5K...wow, and Disney without the kids, that would be fun (as long as they don't find out)

Runner Mom said...

Hey! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I am so proud of your hubby! Barbados sounds like so much fun!

where is the Durham Falls Run?

Have a great day!
Blessings,
Susan

lindsay said...

wow barbados! that's so awesome!! and how exciting that hubs is going to run his first half!

Runner Leana said...

Those are awesome tid bits of news! Goofy is already 65% sold out so you may have to make a snappy decision... Good luck!

Missy said...

Barbados...that does NOT suck! Best of luck in training with hubby, even if you have to tag team with the kids and all. It'll be great.

Cheetah Girl said...

That would be so fun to have your 1st 1/2 at WDW! And Barbados?!?!? Seriously? That is awesome! I'm so excited for you! :)

Alexandra said...

Great reasons you run for and oh such an adorable little girl!

Your running plans sound fun and exciting!

N.D. said...

It is fantastic that WDW for you and raising money for charity was great! I think it is so good that we have all these ways that we can help.

And exciting news about the getaway w/o kids and your husband's running! I keep going back and forth between whether or not I'd want my husband to really get into running. For now, I like running with him once a week but we'd have to split up the time and all if he decided to get really into it! I think it would be good though.Great news all around!

Christie said...

Good luck training with the hubby. I'm sure it will be fun. And yes, you should definitely get a IRUNLIKEAGIRL shirt.

Marcy said...

Awwwhhhh yeah there's always next time for the kids :P That's what I'd say HAHA!

Steve Stenzel said...

That's awesome news about your other half! SWEET!!!

RunnerMom said...

Both are great news! Your daughter is just sooooo beautiful.

I'm glad your husband is excited about running just like you.

Laurel said...

I think keeping WDW a secret from the little ones is definitely your best bet. LOL! I would have killed my parents if they had done that to me :)

That's great about your other half! My hubby and I run together and while I admit, sometimes on training runs I want to strangle him, for the most part, it's wonderful. And I love that it's something we can share.

Good luck!

Katie said...

Hey there! I've just found your blog and have read my way through. Congrats on running the Marathon! Its great to hear your husband will be joining you. I've just started runing myself.

:) Katie

Stephanie said...

Definetly do WDW without the kids. If you both run the half who would watch the kids? Enjoy the weekend by yourselves. It will be a great first race for your hubby!