Okay so I have, like, a ton of friends who walk–or, more ridiculously, run. What’s up with those weirdos, eh? We have cars, dudes. No need to run. Seriously, runners are whack jobs.
So hey yeah, I am a whack job. I run. I technically haven’t run in a few weeks, but in general I can run and I’m conditioned to run (for example, if zombies were to chase us I could probably run faster than the slowest person around, which is really all that matters when it comes to zombie chases). But now I have a better reason to run. And so do you. Or hey–you could even just WALK the whole thing! I don’t judge.
The Ryan House Run at DC Ranch in north Scottsdale is three months away. You can sign up for the 5K, the 10K, or the half-marathon. Or even the 1 mile family fun run. Team Double Trouble needs more than two people on the team this time (thanks for last year, Jess!). This event is so much fun, does so much good, raises so much money, and is so newbie-friendly that you ALL should register! Five kilometers is just 3.2 miles. Thirty minutes of your time and effort. Easy peasy.
If you wish to challenge yourself with the 10k or half-marathon, that’s up to you–but you can still use this link to register with Team Double Trouble. I will run(ish) the 5k. Team Double Trouble will meet at DC Ranch early, give fist bumps, then off to our starting places. Following our events, we shall meet up again afterward, give more fist bumps, compliment each other on our Lululemons, agree that we haven’t been to The Herb Box in forever and we should go back soon, acknowledge the good weather, and in general have a great time. Even if you can’t commit to the race, you can show up to cheer me on, bribe me with a mocha chino, peruse the raffle tables and gamble a few bucks to win a wine basket or sports paraphernalia
I’ve already blogged about what a great cause the Ryan House is. Sign up to do it with me this time. Right now is the perfect time to start training for it–the Couch to 5K program was even designed for non-runners. Your heart will thank you. I’ll thank you. Simply put, I want to see your face on March 3rd, 2012. C’mon, Phoenix! I know you want to see me all hot and sweaty and gross so early in the morning that I’ve not even had enough coffee to be pleasant to you.
Fine–for those of you who will won’t get off of your derriere’s long enough to run, but still wish to support the cause, donate to The Ryan House via Team Double Trouble here. It’s for the kids! As usual!
Cassandra can be found on Twitter @aclevergirl. Learn more about her family’s unique challenges and why they have hope for a cure for muscular dystrophy at byrdsforacure.org.