We have two more probable team members, also good friends of mine from college, they are willing to give half marathon training a try. Now Shwetha is kinda on the disabled list until she gets the okay from her doctor, and Carey maybe on the disabled list later if she ends up with a little one on the way, but for now they have joined the princess running crew. I am happy to announce that we can now add a Jasmine and a Sleeping Beauty to the team. I don't have a picture of Sleeping Beauty as of yet, but I will get her to send me one. However, being that we just attended an engagement party for Jasmine and her Prince Charming I have a great picture of her. So without further ado I give you JASMINE......
Okay, okay, stop looking at me like that, the names are just for fun. How about a picture of the three of us then...
There is that better??
Anyway, I will get a picture of Sleeping Beauty as soon as I can, and we're working on a Snow White too. :D Belle and I will officially begin our pre-training on June 1st so wish us luck, and steady feet.
As part of the pre-training, you know working your self up to being able to run for longer then say oh 5 minutes, I am participating in a 5K walk here in Atlanta. The walk will be held in Piedmont Park and benefits UNIFEM. UNIFEM is an organization that works around the world to help provide women and girls a safer way of life by providing safer environments and working to eradicate violence. One of their big initiatives this year in light of the devastation in Haiti earlier in 2010 is to provide safe living space for women and girls. If an effort to help this cause I have set up a fundraising page. If you are interested in donating to UNIFEM you can do so through this page it is secure.
I have now committed and am doing my first training walk towards achieving my half marathon goal. I am so happy to have great friends joining me in this, and still offer an invitation to any of you out there reading this blog to join us. We can be virtual training partners in the up coming months and then all meet up and run together at Disney. Think about it.
Okay off to consider a new pair of running shoes, I don't think Skimmers are going to cut it.