Sunday, March 9, 2008

The 5k Challenge!!!

I have never been on a bike for more than 60 minutes in my life....until today. I rode the stationary bike at my house for 90 min. this morning. Gosh, my butt hurts!!! Anyways it was a good workout... not like running, but a good workout. I feel like I am getting some good benefits from the bike, and most importantly my knee didn't bother me during the workout. So hopefully, I will be back on the pavement fairly soon. Did anyone watch the 6:00 news on Channel 8 (NBC)? Well guess what??? My little neighbor that I talk about, Zack, was on TV! Apparently, there was a fundraiser done for him and another child who is battling with leukemia, and they raised $30,000 for the Children Cancer Center!! Wow!!! So, basically I wanted to use this blog today to say thanks to those of you who have supported Zack and given donations to the cause of battling leukemia. I greatly appreciate your generosity and again, if you are interested in giving to caring bridge or the Children's Cancer Center, please let me know, and I will give you the appropriate information to make that possible for you to continue giving.
Okay, so I have a challenge for any of you that are currently reading this blog today, that live in the Tampa Bay area. Coming up in May, there will be a 5k race and a 1 mile Family Fun Run in Hyde Park. The race is called the May Classic. Here is the website. This is a great race, and this was the 2nd race I did when I decided to take on the sport of running. I also did it last year, so this will be my 3rd year in a row doing this race. Well, this year my daughter said she wants to run, so if she doesn't change her mind, I will be running with her in the 1 mile Fun Run.... she always wants to run with me, so I will test her out around the neighborhood and see if she likes it. So, with that said... if my 5 year old can do it??? Then so can you.... c'mon.... give it a shot... The May Classic is having a Corporate Challenge, in which our company, Renewal Rehabilitation is going to participate in. Basically, the local business that gets the most amount of people to sign up for the race gets a unique award (assuming it's a trophy or something like that). So we need your help!!! I think it would give those of you who want to get in shape, and get going with your fitness a good, very attainable goal in the next 2-3 months. You don't have to run, you can walk it also... so this would be very fun. After the race, we all meet at our S. Tampa clinic (which is a 5 minute walk away from the start) and usually have a barbeque or some sort of food after the race. It really is fun!!!! Are you interested? Oh... I know what you are thinking.... how will I start??? I can't even run 10 feet!!!! No worries, I have a program already set up for those that haven't run in 50 years or so!!!! If you can walk for 5 minutes or more right now, you will be ready for the May Classic. No excuses....let's do it!!!! Please e-mail me if you are interested...